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Postal Hub podcast

Jun 13, 2021

Big changes happening in cross-border e-commerce in 2021. Martyn Noble and David Spottiswood, co-founders of Hurricane Modular Commerce join me to discuss:

  • A look back at what’s happened since Jan 1 and how it’s affected the world of cross-border e-commerce
  • Brexit, VAT, IOSS
  • What have we learned from the implementation of Brexit and its impact on cross-border trade?
  • Country of origin - the new question for cross-border e-commerce
  • Northern Ireland protocol (EU origin goods)
  • How government bodes have reacted to Brexit - example from Hurricane and An Post
  • Why data is king
  • STOP Act - update
  • The sticky end in store for undeclared goods destined for the USA
  • July 1 – EU VAT Package (including the removal of the VAT exemption on low value items under €22)
  • Electronic advanced data (EAD/AED) transmission for postal operators
  • Clearance fees
  • Introduction of the Import One-Stop Shop – levelling the playing field between EU e-retailers and third country online retailers and marketplaces
  • €140 billion in unpaid VAT
  • The doorstep surprise - customers having to pay extra duties/customs charges to the delivery company for receipt of their cross-border purchases
  • The financial incentives to posts and carriers to have the right data
  • Hurricane’s growth, and the growth of cross-border e-commerce over the past few years
  • The postal and delivery companies that work with Hurricane
  • The first file to the last mile