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EU Batteries Regulation Requirements: What Amazon Sellers Need to Know
Amazon will enforce strict CE marking requirements for battery-related products sold on its platform. This change, aligned with the new EU Batteries Regulation, will take effect on August 18, 2024. With only a month left before the deadline, sellers who fail to comply will risk their products being removed from the platform.
Amazon.de: New EPR Requirements for Single-Use Plastics Starting 2025
Starting January 1, 2025, a German regulation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Single-Use Plastic will come into effect, impacting sellers of products containing single-use plastics on Amazon.de and other online marketplaces.
The VAT One-Stop Shop (OSS) Guide for Online Sellers
The VAT One-Stop Shop, commonly referred to as VAT OSS or simply OSS, is an electronic portal introduced on July 1, 2021. It simplifies VAT obligations for businesses engaged in cross-border eCommerce within the EU. The OSS replaces the previous Mini One-Stop Shop (MOSS) system, expanding its scope to cover more types of B2C transactions.
The LUCID Number: What is it and When Do You Need it?
Since 1 July 2022, every company that places packaged goods on the German market on a commercial basis must register with the LUCID Packaging Register.
Avalara to End Amazon VAT Services from Nov 1st, 2024
Avalara, a major tax compliance partner for Amazon, has announced it will cease providing VAT reporting services for Amazon's Pan-European (PAN EU) and Central & Eastern European (CEE) seller programs effective November 1st, 2024.
What is Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) Scheme?
The IOSS VAT scheme allows suppliers selling goods valued at €150 or less to EU consumers to collect the VAT due at the point of sale and declare it via a monthly IOSS VAT return filed in just one EU member state. This provides a more efficient "green channel" customs process.
What is Amazon Pan-European FBA?
Pan-European FBA is an Amazon service that allows sellers to store their inventory in a centralized network of fulfillment centers across Europe. This strategic placement of inventory enables sellers to efficiently fulfill orders to customers in multiple European marketplaces, reducing logistics costs and delivery times. With pan-european fba, sellers can access a larger customer base and streamline their cross-border fulfillment processes, all while maintaining a single inventory and order management system.
Introduction to Intrastat: What is it and how does it work
Intrastat is a crucial aspect of doing business within the European Union, especially for e-commerce sellers who engage in cross-border trade. It serves as the mechanism for collecting statistics on the trade in goods between EU member states, ensuring that businesses and governments have accurate and timely data.
The New EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR): What E-Commerce Sellers Need to Know
The new General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) replaces the previous General Product Safety Directive and strengthens the EU's product safety framework across the 27 member states. Its key aims are enhancing consumer protection, increasing business responsibility over product risks, and improving enforcement around unsafe products - including those sold via online marketplaces.

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