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Understanding Local Taxes and Customs Guide


When trading internationally, you’ll need a clear understanding of tax obligations, customs rules and regulations in new markets. Fortunately, Avalara has the answers with this useful guide.

Download your guide to understanding tax and customs obligations

The downloadable guide contains a 10 point checklist for UK and EU e-commerce sellers, that will help you with the following:

  • Avoid a poor customer experience
  • Ensure your goods aren’t held at customs
  • Minimise EU & UK tariff and VAT costs
  • How to deal with the new customs paperwork
  • Make sure you’re not blocked from major marketplaces

Listen to podcast

As well as the downloadable guide to understanding tax obligations, customs rules and regulations in new markets, we’ve also recorded a podcast on the topic with Mark Carpenter, Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances, at Avalara, our eCom Platform partner and co-host of the series,  Jim Herbert – General Manager, EMEA, at BigCommerce, and our host, Stephen Kenealy, Strategy Director, Space 48.

The insightful conversation covers the following:

  • Businesses in lack of preparation for Brexit
  • Common mistakes with the new regulations
  • Success stories where businesses have pivoted their model
  • Expanding into new markets post-Brexit

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    Avalara helps businesses in the ecommerce space and other industries stay tax compliant with their Compliance Cloud. It helps manage the complicated world of tax reporting and compliance obligations imposed by taxing authorities around the world.

    BigCommerce is an OpenSAAS commerce platform leading the way with an extensible approach to SAAS commerce software, offering a great set of API’s and offering merchants the opportunity to take a headless approach to the frontend experience.