The Swedish government recently announced the introduction of a 25-percent value added tax (VAT) on all ecommerce items imported from outside the European Union by consumers into Sweden. The effective date is March 1, 2018. Post Nord has issued a press release with further details on the new VAT. Click here to read.
The U.S. Postal Service's Postal Bulletin reports the following: Effective March 31, 2018, the Postal Service™ will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) in multiple places to remove references to the USPS® meter label solution application, which the Postal Service is shutting down. On March 31, 2018, the Postal Service will permanently shut down the USPS meter label solution application (formerly called Click-N-Ship f
The International Postal Corporation (IPC) delivered insights on global shoppers in its 2017 IPC Cross-Border E-Commerce Shopper Survey, based on a survey of 28,000 consumers in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Among the report’s findings were the following delivery preferences and experiences of cross-border e-consumers. Consumers say the need to have clear information about delivery charges prior to making a purchase is their mos
IMAG addresses barriers to the efficient flow of information and goods across borders for companies utilizing postal and delivery services. Find out how we make our members' voices heard - check out our infographic!
Asendia has acquired Globegistics, a U.S.-based global ecommerce and mail company with 150 associates and 5 facilities in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. The move further strengthens Asendia’s North American presence as it will build on Globegistics’ 30 years of experience in the shipping of parcels, mail, publications and freight. To read the press release, click here.
Landmark Global-MSI, a bpost company, announced on January12 that it has completed a full acquisition of IMEX Global Solutions (IMEX). Landmark Global-MSI points to IMEX’s strength in cross-border publication and mail delivery as one of the benefits of the acquisition; Landmark Global-MSI also gains access to additional processing locations and a more extensive delivery network. Further information on Landmark Global-MSI can be found on the company’s website; click here to ac
The U.S. Postal Service will expand its Commercial ePacket (CeP) service to five more countries, effective February 11, 2018. The following is a list of the new countries as well as the corresponding Foreign Office of Exchange (FOE) Codes and Price Groups: Country FOE Code Price Group Austria VIE 12 Greece ATH 13 Norway OSL 12 Poland WAW