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Taxes and regulations with Amazon Global Selling

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Now that you have an idea of where you'd like to expand your business, it's time to explore how taxes and regulations might affect your business for each marketplace in which you intend to sell. This section provides an overview by region of the taxes and regulations you should be aware of when selling in Amazon's various marketplaces and enlisting third-party resources. We recommend that you consult your tax and regulatory advisors before making decisions about how you will sell in other marketplaces.

Every country has legal and industry requirements concerning sales of products to consumers. In your home marketplace, there are probably laws that pertain to intellectual property rights, product safety, environmental, and other applicable requirements. The same is true for all marketplaces. Do your research and understand your responsibilities. Some things to consider are:

  • Tax and customs
  • Intellectual property rights, in particular IP law restrictions on parallel import
  • Export controls
  • Markings and labels
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety
  • Product compliance

Taxes and regulations with Amazon Global Selling

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