Ep.60 Melanie Shabangu – New Brexit / EU Compliance and Regulatory Info

Welcome to the Sprint to Profit Podcast for Amazon Sellers.

In today’s episode. we’re talking with Melanie Shabangu. You might remember her from an episode much earlier in our podcast history, where we talked about UK and EU VAT Regulations. Melanie is one of the brilliant minds behind AVASK Accountants and Business Consul. Melanie has had 6 years in practice and 10 years working with SMEs, she places emphasis on being a proactive accountant, understanding her clients and their businesses.

Today, we will be discussing the new Brexit/EU compliance and regulatory information which Amazon sellers will need to know now that these changes have come into effect. Since January, sellers have been in two boats: confused about the changes due to Brexit, or hesitant to sell abroad because of those changes. Melanie is here to help clear the air and answer some questions about what these changes mean for sellers and some of the best practices during these chaotic and turbulent times.

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Talking Points
00:23 Hello and Welcome
02:20 Key changes with Brexit, which will affect distant sellers (outside the UK and EU)
10:07 Sending products to Europe, best practices and advice for the future
13:00 Registering for VAT in different countries
19:04 Strategies with VAT compliance and learning from mistakes
22:00 Starting with Germany
24:10 UK/Europe like US/Canada
26:14 What we know about the OSS (more information after April)
27:59 Sales Tax (the US, the UK, and Europe)
33:08 Due diligence in different marketplaces
33:51 Summary of what we’ve learned
34:54 Advice for sellers looking to (eventually) exit
39:50 Contacting AVASK
40:38 Conclusion
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