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UK VAT changes after Brexit, what does it mean for my business?

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Last updated on November 20th, 2020 - UK updates VAT guidelines – post Brexit With the end of the Brexit transition period upon us, many merchants are scrambling to make sure they are prepared to continue selling goods into the UK 🇬🇧 without any issues. On January 1, 2021, the UK will be implementing a new VAT scheme, which will apply to any business that sells products into the UK. There...

Non-resident ecommerce country taxation; a new trend in international trade

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Last updated on November 18th, 2020 - Trend alert: Non-resident ecommerce country taxation In 2018, Australia came out with a law that requires non-resident businesses to collect and remit tax on their low-value sales into the country. Businesses must register with Australia in order to file and remit the collected tax each quarter. Australia decided to put this into place as a way to level the...

What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - What’s new with Indonesia’s taxation law As an international retailer selling to Indonesia 🇮🇩, if you sell over 600 million rupiah (IDR) annually or if your website traffic exceeds 12,000 per year, you may be appointed by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax as a VAT collector. As of August 1, 2020, the Indonesian government does not clearly state...

See what’s coming in the 7th edition Harmonized System (HS)

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - Looking ahead at HS 2022 HS 2022 will be the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature and has been accepted by all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention. The new edition will go into effect on January 1st, 2022. Generally the HS is amended every five years or so. What is the Harmonized System (HS)? The Harmonized System (HS)...

What you should know about Norway’s VOEC scheme

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - Learn about the upcoming Norway VOEC (VAT on Ecommerce) As of April 1st, 2020, Norway implemented a simplified VAT scheme called VOEC (VAT on Ecommerce). This new scheme replaces the current VAT exemption of 350 NOK on low-value imported goods to consumers. The tax de minimis changes for all goods to zero. VAT is applied to all items, regardless of value or...

What’s happening with New Zealand’s GST law

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - New Zealand’s GST law As of December 1st, 2019, New Zealand enacted a recent law on GST remittance that may or may not affect businesses from countries that sell to New Zealand. This recent law is quite similar to the low-value goods Australian law that went into effect in 2018. Let’s get you up to speed on the important details of what’s...

5 things you should know about landed cost

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - If you have previous experience with international orders or done any research on selling abroad, you’ve no doubt come across the words – “duty and tax”. But how many times have you seen the term: “landed cost”?   Let’s help you decode cross border as we explain the essential facts about landed cost that no...

Top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally

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Last updated on October 28th, 2020 - Are you an online retailer pulling your hair out over international orders? You’re not alone! The top 4 reasons why online retailers struggle to sell internationally include: Calculating duty and taxes Managing country rules and regulations Offering shipping options Localizing your store’s website With 95% of the world’s consumers living...

What is an HS Code?

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Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 - Decoding harmonized codes Sounds like you’re ready to take your business global but as you get started, you run into new terms that have you scratching your head. One of the first things someone will ask you is if you have HS or harmonized codes for your product. Unlike the complicated, technical definitions you may see when googling this term, we’ll be giving...

DDU vs DDP International Shipping Terms (Delivery Duty Unpaid vs Delivery Duty Paid)

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Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - DDU and DDP are both incoterms used loosely with international shipping in the small package industry to describe the party responsible for paying the duties and taxes. Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) are a series of 11 internationally recognized, universal terms that define and clarify the obligations between buyers and sellers. These set of...

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