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Regulation

Once you start buying goods to sell, you’re running a business and have legal responsibilities and obligations; it's a jungle of regulation that will only grow in complexity as the business develops... Read our Regulation Position Paper.
By Chris Dawson October 11, 2019 - 2:40 pm

US Customs Electronic Data Clearance requirements from 1st January 2020

There will be some changes to US Customs for imports from January next year which, if not complied with, could result in your products being delayed at the US border or even rejected. The US will as of January 1st 2020 require all imports to have

Is the Cookie Law outdated and frankly just annoying?

Cookies are a basic part of how the Internet works but there's hardly anyone I know that is in favour of pop ups on just about every website due to the EU's Cookie Law. They store little bits of information about you such as when

New Zealand GST required for low-value goods from 1st December 2019

The New Zealand Government has passed into law new goods and services tax (GST) rules that apply from the 1st of December 2019. Overseas businesses that sell low-value goods to consumers in New Zealand may need to register for, collect and return GST of 15%.

Reminder: Register for German VAT by the 1st of October or be barred from selling

From the 1st of October, sellers in the UK and EU that sell to German consumers must provide marketplaces they trade on with a German VAT certificate “Bescheinigung nach §22f UStG” which confirms the tax registration of the seller. Will you need to register for German

How Zalando addressed the introduction of PSD2

On the 14 of September, Strong Customer Authentication comes into force as part of the EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2). For customers, this means that payment will be even more secure. If they want to pay online, they will have to authenticate their payment using

‘Leading online marketplaces’ face scrutiny in the US over anti-competitive practices

"Leading online marketplaces" are coming under fire over alleged anti-competitive practices on their platforms. What seems like a recurring problem of online marketplaces facing scrutiny as their business practices appear questionable in the eyes of competition watchdogs, leading to two questions. First, how much of healthy

Russian stringent import tax puts a spotlight on controlling overseas competition

"The governing bodies of the Russian Federation are currently in search of an effective solution to curb the growth of cross-border ecommerce in the country," says Vladimir Stupnikov, chief executive officer of SPUTNIK marketplace. Speaking to Tamebay, Vladimir starts describing the popularity of overseas marketplaces

How to prepare for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) regulation

There’s little doubt that web sales represent an ever-increasing revenue channel for most UK retailers. In fact, eMarketer expected online retail spend to increase by 14.9% in 2018, to almost £96 billion. However, Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is coming fast and carries the potential to disrupt

Amazon.com to collect sales and use tax from 1st of July

Amazon.com will begin calculating, collecting, and remitting sales and use tax for all orders shipped to customers in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming on the 1st of July 2019. This is to comply with changes to these