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The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act explained

Last updated on June 13th, 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 June 13th, 2022 - This cross-border ecommerce business 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...

Section 321: U.S. de minimis explained

Last updated on June 13th, 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...

Managing international shipping costs in 2022: 5 best practices

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Shipping costs can be one of the biggest expenses that retailers will encounter when trying to build a successful ecommerce brand. When you’re shipping orders internationally, this is amplified even further. On top of worrying about taxes and duties, merchants end up spending considerable time and energy trying to access the cheapest shipping rates. In addition...

2022 Harmonized System (HS) updates: Everything you need to know

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - 2022 Harmonized System (HS) updates: What you need to know to stay compliant What is the Harmonized System? The Harmonized System (HS) is a system that was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in 1988 to classify goods in shipments entering WCO member countries. Products are classified with HS codes. This means products are given a specific numerical...

Five things to know about HS codes for international ecommmerce

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Five things to know about HS codes for international ecommmerce Are you interested in selling your products into a foreign country? You should be. Ecommerce retailers worldwide are driving sales growth by selling their products globally. Why limit your customer base to a single country when the world is open for business? Experts project international ecommerce...

Zonos raises $69 million in Series A funding

Last updated on June 13th, 2022 - Zonos raises $69 million Series A funding I strongly believe businesses should bootstrap for as long as they can. For some companies, that could be forever; for others, that could be early in their journey — for Zonos, it was 12 years. I have never been dogmatic about bootstrapping but do admire companies that are able to bootstrap for a long time. I also...

What is Canada CARM and will it affect you?

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - What is Canada CARM and will it affect you? Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is implementing a multi-phase initiative called the CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project. Learn how and when CARM affects importers! What is CARM? CARM is a Canadian initiative that is focused on streamlining the import process for companies importing into Canada...

Choose landed cost over duty and tax

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 - Choose landed cost over duty and tax Learn why duty and tax calculations alone are not enough for cross-border shipments, and why a full landed cost is the only reasonable solution. When it comes to landed cost, most people think that duties and taxes are the only fees that an international order incurs. Duties and taxes only account for a fraction of the total...

EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important

Last updated on April 19th, 2022 -   EU VAT – What’s changing and why it’s important James Marley is our UK-based cross-border expert whose specialty is taking complex, mundane topics like EU VAT and decoding them into simplified, humorous guides. On July 1, 2021, the European Union (EU) will reform its Value-Added Tax (VAT) rules. If you have an ecommerce business that ships orders to...

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