Q&A with ShipStation and Avalara: what does Brexit really mean for your customers?

Join us February 12th @10am GMT!

The new Brexit rules took effect on January 1, 2021. What does this mean for businesses trading from the UK into Europe, and from worldwide into the UK?

Although many of the new VAT and customs rules were decided in advance of Brexit, there is still confusion among ecommerce sellers as to how to continue trading across the UK border, and continue providing a smooth experience for their customers.

Overview & Agenda

Join Avalara and ShipStation as they discuss the latest challenges that ecommerce sellers are facing post-Brexit in the areas of customs, VAT, delivery and fulfillment. These include:

 

  • Avalara will talk about the new actions that need to be taken, such as new VAT registrations, EORI numbers, collecting import VAT and hiring fiscal representatives

 

  • ShipStation will discuss problems that businesses are going through with shipping across the UK border (Customs, fulfilment, Delivery Duty Paid and returns)

 

  • Avalara and ShipStation will have an open Q&A, so feel free to have your most challenging questions ready!

 

Don’t worry, if you can’t make it, we will be recording the session so please still submit your questions, and we will get through as many as we can!

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Meet Our Guests

Richard Asquith, VP Global Indirect Tax, Avalara

Richard is responsible for helping businesses understand and manage their tax compliance obligations as they enter or expand into new markets. His breadth of global VAT and other transactional tax experience is a powerful resource and plays an important role in Avalara's international services to its global client base. Previously, Asquith was with TMF Group, where he founded and led its global VAT practice for nearly 10 years. While there, Richard conceived and successfully brought to market the insurance sector’s first global premium tax engine now used across the world as the industry standard. He began his career at KPMG in the UK and later joined Ernst & Young, working in Russia, Hungary and France, assisting companies entering new markets.

Andrew Norman, Managing Director, ShipStation International

Andrew is responsible for global expansion within the Stamps family of companies in EMEA and ANZ, overseeing the sales and marketing go to market plans for the ShipStation and ShipEngine products. Andrew has held sales and marketing leadership roles in Europe, North America and Asia over the last 25 years in VC backed, high growth technology companies including Volo and MessageLabs (acquired by Symantec). He began his career at Gartner Group in London working with European technology companies before transferring to Silicon Valley, working with the major US hardware and software vendors.
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