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The CBP’s classification and duty change for women’s footwear

If you’re located in the United States (US) or sell goods into the US and sell or purchase foreign women’s shoes, boy do we have news for you. Depending on the cost and style of the shoes you are importing into the US, the price may have just gone up for you.. on duty that is. Customs Border Protection (CBP) has changed the duty on girls’ and women’s closed-toe, closed-heel, below-the-ankle shoes...

France VAT Reverse Charge

France VAT reverse charge As of January 2022, France has changed the eligibility requirements for reverse charge VAT, making it mandatory for businesses to file a reverse charge if they plan to reclaim or deduct VAT. The goal of the reverse charge on French B2B imports is to make VAT management and collection easier for French businesses importing goods and French tax authorities. Prior to...

May is World Trade Month

Last updated on May 2nd, 2022 - All about World Trade Month As a company that helps facilitate seamless cross-border commerce for retailers around the globe, Zonos would be remiss not to take the time to celebrate May as World Trade Month! If you are unfamiliar with World Trade Month, keep reading to learn about what it is and why it is celebrated, how it came to be, and what is done to...

International shipping policies: Everything you need to know

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - If you have a business that sells and ships goods to foreign countries, it is important to be transparent with your international shoppers so that they know what to expect when purchasing goods from you. Transparency is key to a positive cross-border shopping experience, and one of the best ways to provide it for your shoppers is by displaying your international...

Singapore’s upcoming 2023 GST scheme explained

Last updated on May 18th, 2022 - Learn about the upcoming Singapore de minimis and GST collection changes. Singapore, like many other countries across the globe such as the United Kingdom, Australia, and countries in the European Union, is changing the way they handle the collection of goods and services tax (GST) on low-value imports. Effective January 1, 2023, the import GST de minimis will...

7 cross-border ecommerce 2022 trends

Last updated on April 4th, 2022 - The pandemic caused a huge shift in the ecommerce space. What changes and trends are happening today that can improve your customer’s experience, which in turn will help you grow and expand your reach as an ecommerce business? Technological developments, economic fluctuations, payment methods, business models, and much more influence the flow of cross-border...

6 things you need to know about Canada CARM

Last updated on April 18th, 2022 - 6 things you need to know about Canada CARM Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) has been quite the hot topic in global trade as of late, but there is still a lot of confusion around it. With Canada being the 8th largest ecommerce market in the world, it is important to have a clear understanding of the following to...

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act explained

Last updated on April 18th, 2022 - On December 23, 2021, The United States (U.S.) passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. When President Biden signed this Act into law, a ban was placed on importing goods from the Xinjiang Uyghur (XUAR) Autonomous Region in China, effective June 21, 2022. The purpose of this Act is to take action against goods made in part or entirely through forced labor...

How to overcome the challenges of operating a cross-border ecommerce business

Last updated on April 18th, 2022 - This blog was written by our partner, Linnworks. They summarize the key ideas presented by Zonos CRO, Daniel Johnson, from his October 6th, 2021 Linn Academy session entitled, “Taking Control of your Cross-border Business.” This post is especially helpful to those with online businesses looking to or already selling internationally. How to overcome the...

Section 321: U.S. de minimis explained

Last updated on April 18th, 2022 - What is Section 321 for low-value U.S. imports? Section 321 is actually a shorter name for “Section 321(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930,” and is the statute that covers the regulations for importing low-value shipments (LVS) below the United States’ de minimis of $800 USD into the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). A low-value shipment under Section 321 is a...

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