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eBay Reminds Sellers of Key International Shipping Requirements

In a recent announcement, eBay reminded sellers of several new international shipping regulations, emphasizing the importance of compliance with these rules​​. As international shipping becomes more complex due to the enforcement of new laws, sellers who ship internationally must meet these updated regulatory requirements​​.

Among the updates, eBay highlighted four key regulations:

  • The Harmonized System (HS) Codes are required for items exported to the EU, used by customs to identify products for duties and tax.
  • The EU now requires detailed product descriptions.
  • Increased regulations surrounding HAZMAT goods. It’s crucial to note that restricted items and hazardous materials aren’t always the same.
  • The EU Digital Services Act (DSA) mandates sellers offer at least 14-day returns. The DSA also necessitates sellers to register and potentially bear responsibility for package recycling fees​​.

eBay warned that non-compliance with these regulations could lead to items being held at customs or returned, and sellers may face fines and other penalties​​.

About the Author

Daniel Sodkiewicz (Co-founder and CTO)

Daniel is a CTO and co-founder of GeekSeller with years of experience in software development, online marketing, UX design, and e-commerce consulting. Based in Austin, TX, he is an established expert in the industry. Daniel keeps a close eye on the latest trends and news in e-commerce and regularly writes about it on this blog and LinkedIn.

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