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E-commerce at the Border: Understanding customs and indirect taxes for United States and European Union markets
Understanding the principles and application of duties and taxes is a matter of great importance to small enterprises selling online.

Getting it wrong can be costly and even have legal implications. Getting it right can be a competitive advantage: delivering products to customers at the right price without surprise extra charges.

Coinciding with a new International Trade Centre's report “E-commerce at the border”, a team of experts will debate the complexities and opportunities of correctly accounting for duties and purchase taxes in online sales, particularly in the context of new regulations which come into effect in the European Union from the 1st July 2021.

11:00 - 12:00 CEST - [Panel debate] Getting to grips with VAT and import duties in e-commerce: what are the implications for SMEs of the EU’s new rules from 1st July

12:15 - 13:00 CEST - [Workshop] What small enterprises need to know about taxes and duties when selling online

The event is organized by ITC ecomConnect, the e-commerce team at the International Trade Centre (

Jun 30, 2021 11:00 AM in Brussels

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