Amazon Blocks Australia from Global Marketplace
Amazon announced this week that it will stop all shipments from its global store to Australia when the country’s goods and services tax takes effect on July 1, 2018.
Overseas retailers wanting to ship items under AU$1000 to Australia will be required to pay the tax, which is why Amazon says it will instead be redirecting Australia-based customers to Amazon.com.au.
Foreign suppliers, re-deliverers and electronic distribution platform providers will have to pay GST on low-value imported goods sold to Australians. Foreign suppliers that exceed AU$75,000 in sales annually in Australia will be required to register with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for the collection of GST on all goods sold online.