Stop selling! Off the shelf! Mandatory! The compliance of cross-border e-commerce platforms is becoming more and more strict. Amazon recently issued a notice that sellers must complete the German EPR registration before June 30, 2022, and the German packaging law bears the brunt.
In addition, platforms such as AliExpress, Wish, and Dunhuang.com have also issued compliance requirements one after another. If the EPR is not registered as required, sellers will face bans, product removals, and even hefty fines.
Less than three months until the effective date! Sellers without German EPR, hurry up and register now! Registration takes time, especially for sellers who plan to participate in this year's Amazon Prime Day promotion. If you don't prepare in advance and wait until the product is removed to register, you will miss the peak season!
0 1 Amazon Banned! German EPR must be registered!
Amazon officially notified that before June 30, 2022, sellers must upload and verify the German packaging law, otherwise the platform will suspend the sale of all applicable products. If the seller already has a registration number, please upload it to the compliance portal as soon as possible and wait for Amazon to verify it.
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0 2 UK VAT mandatory
On April 1, the UK tax office made it mandatory for all sellers with UK VAT to use MTD to declare. Regardless of whether the seller's turnover exceeds 85,000 pounds, it will be implemented according to the regulations.
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VAT and MTD are mandatory binding. That is to say, the previous rule that UK companies with an annual turnover of less than 85,000 pounds can not register for a VAT tax number will no longer exist.
UK VAT compliance is imperative, and all UK sellers must register for VAT.
0 3 German VAT compliance crisis
Among European countries, Germany's VAT market and legal regulatory requirements are more stringent. The German government has put pressure on the Amazon platform, requiring sellers on the platform to register and add a VAT tax number within a limited period, otherwise they are not allowed to sell.
As early as 2019, Amazon has issued a VAT announcement in Germany, requiring all Amazon sellers to upload tax certificates or submit declarations immediately, otherwise they will not be able to sell products on Amazon.
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On the evening of September 23, sellers in Germany received emails about account suspension due to German tax issues. The next day, a large number of sellers were banned, and the wave of bans swept across Amazon Germany!
The successive cases of mandatory announcements and delistings all indicate that the cross-border e-commerce industry is becoming more compliant, and VAT and EPR will definitely become a must for sellers to settle in Amazon.