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IRS Tax Calendar for Small Business 

Online Tax Calendar | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)

  • Fri, September 08, 2023 10:14 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Marking of Country of Origin on U.S. Imports | U.S. Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov)

    Country of Origin is governed by US Customs (CBP). It is mandatory for imports.   Made in USA labeling and advertising comes under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations. Made in USA is a privilege. The FTC does not have a mandatory requirement today. 

  • Fri, September 08, 2023 9:21 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    FTC Issues Rule to Deter Rampant Made in USA Fraud | Federal Trade Commission

    This rule has been cracking down on marketers.  The civil penalties can be  $43,280 per violation.  The final rule was published in 2021. 

  • Fri, September 01, 2023 9:17 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Shopify Unblocks Amazon’s Buy With Prime - Marketplace Pulse

    Amazon and Shopify announced a partnership 

  • Mon, August 28, 2023 11:52 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)


    The Goods Trade Barometer shows a trajectory for trade.  The  June 2023 reading  suggests growth in Q3  EMTC posts these WTO reports in our news section as they are available.  

  • Mon, August 28, 2023 11:38 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Office of Public Affairs | Five Amazon Marketplace Sellers and Four Amazon Marketplace Companies Sentenced for Price Fixing | United States Department of Justice

    Agreeing with other sellers to fix a price can result in penalties and jail.  The DOJ prosecuted these online sellers . 

  • Mon, August 28, 2023 11:17 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    17-494 South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. (06/21/2018) (supremecourt.gov)

    Wayfair defines the "nexus" for purposes of sales tax  Online sellers may owe sales tax in a state where they do not live .  For online sellers this means Know Your Customer. 

  • Fri, August 25, 2023 2:43 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Big Tech braces for roll-out of EU's Digital Services Act | Reuters

    EMTC seeks to provide varying viewpoints for our members  to discern

  • Fri, August 25, 2023 2:40 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    The Digital Services Act package | Shaping Europe’s digital future (europa.eu)

    Will it create safer digital spaces and level playing fields? 

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