Hurricane warning: Get ready for new Harmonised System

Parcel shipments could be delayed at customs if traders and their logistics partners are not prepared for the arrival of Harmonised System 2022, according to cross-border data specialist, Hurricane Commerce. On 1 January 2022, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) will implement the 7th edition of its Harmonised System (HS), bringing sweeping changes in HS codes for many products. It introduces over 370 new HS codes and more than 100 deletions, covering ... [+]

Posties face data double whammy

New regulations will require postal authorities to provide advance electronic data on mail entering the US and EU, reports e-commerce specialist Hurricane. Full enforcement of the US STOP Act will take effect on the same day as the EU’s ICS2 rules, it says. The US STOP Act had been due to ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete and valid customs data and ... [+]

New US return to sender rules could be heartbreak for mail shippers

Several hundred million mail parcels destined for the US will be rejected when new United States Postal Service (USPS) rules on advance electronic data comes into force on 1 January, says cross-border specialist Hurricane Commerce. It says that any parcels arriving in the US with incorrect or incomplete data will be ... [+]

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