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

  • 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? 

  • Fri, August 25, 2023 2:23 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Chart: BRICS Expands Footprint in the Global South | Statista

    BRICS representing 46% of the world population  and 29% of the GDP is lead by China and India

  • Fri, August 25, 2023 11:38 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    It is Official - UK Electronic Trade Document Bill becomes Law (shippingandfreightresource.com)

    This most benefits container shipping but watch the progress as it is accepted elsewhere and in broader uses 

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