Receiving packages from outside the EU will become easier for customers and retailers in the Czech Republic
According to Ecommerce News, Czech Post (Česká pošta) has announced its cooperation with the US-based online marketplace Wish.
The cooperation with Wish is an expansion of the Czech Post’s effort to streamline the processing of shipments from China.
Sellers who list their products on Wish send the items directly to consumers, the platform doesn’t stock the products or manage returns. Most products available through the app come from China and other overseas contributors.
In fact, the Czech Post cooperation with Wish is established after the VAT rules changed within the EU.
For instance, AliExpress recently began collecting VAT on its own and pays the tax to the European Union through the new Impost One-Stop Shop which the EU launched on the 1st of July 2021. As of that date, shipments below €22 are also subject to tax.
With the new cooperation, customers won’t have to pay additional VAT or custom duties when their package is delivered via Czech Post. The shipments will be released for free circulation within the EU in advance because Wish will handle the tax and relevant administration.
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