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.