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From HS Code Allocation, Electronic Declarations, Duty & Tax Calculations to Fiscal Representation, Eurora™ Intelligent Cross Border Compliance Platform delivers critical services to logistics providers, postal operators, and marketplaces.

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Fiscal Representation

Eurora™ offers Fiscal Representation service for businesses who wish to sell goods to the customers of the European Union via the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) or via the One Stop Shop (OSS).

Eurora™ is registered as an official VAT Intermediary in the EU and can represent you in all 27 European Member States.

Using the IOSS enables non-EU marketplaces quicker customs procedures and is more convenient for the consignee.

Using the OSS scheme makes VAT administration easy. Companies are allowed to register for VAT electronically in a single-member state for all EU distance sales. With OSS, you can declare and pay VAT in a single electronic quarterly return to the member state they have registered for OSS.

To opt-in for the IOSS, non-EU sellers will have to appoint a Fiscal Representative.

IOSS (Import One Stop Shop)

For non-EU sellers and Marketplaces to collect VAT and pay it to the revenue administration via Import One Stop Shop (IOSS).

OSS (One Stop Shop)

For businesses selling goods already imported into and shipped within the EU via OSS (One Stop Shop).

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Eurora as Fiscal Representative for Non-EU Sellers:

1. Registration

  • Takes care of the registration for the VAT Import One Stop Shop scheme (IOSS)

2. Administration

  • Calculates VAT amounts;
  • Submits the VAT return to the
    Tax Authority;
  • Pays the amount of VAT due to the
    EU Tax Authorities;
  • Maintains VAT records and documentation.

3. Representation

  • Represents you in tax matters
    before the EU Tax Authorities;
  • Responds to the inquiries from the
    Tax Authorities.
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Customs Service

Eurora™ offers Customs Broker service for non-EU businesses selling low-valued goods to EU consumers.

The removal of the €22 VAT threshold on imports from 1st of July 2021 will have a huge impact on customs clearance. As result, all goods imported into the EU, regardless of their value, are subject to VAT and will have to be declared by submitting an electronic customs declaration. For this procedure, the “super-reduced data set” (H7 Dataset) is introduced. This simplified dataset is applicable for parcels valued up to €150. 

Centralized clearance in EU – Netherlands and Estonia

Under the Import One-Stop-Shop (IOSS) scheme, all low valued goods (up to €150) sold directly to EU consumers can be declared in one EU country, typically where the goods arrive to the EU. If OSS is not used, the only option is to declare the goods in each country of destination.  

Eurora offers centralized customs clearance solutions in the Netherlands and Estonia, which means that the goods will be released and there is no need to clear the goods in each destination country. 

Eurora offers a fully automated customs declaration process for online sellers and marketplaces that allows declaring a huge number of individual consignments arriving at the EU. If the seller or marketplace is registered for IOSS, the VAT identification number will be indicated on the customs declaration (H7 dataset) and the goods will be exempt from import VAT.  The validity of the IOSS VAT identification number is electronically verified by the customs authorities against the central database of IOSS VAT identification numbers.

Since Eurora acts also as an Intermediary for the IOSS scheme, VAT due throughout the EU will be declared in a single VAT return on a monthly basis to the Estonian tax authority, indicating the destination countries and corresponding VAT rates and amounts. 

Eurora as a VAT Intermediary and Customs Broker has an all-in-one solution for online sellers and marketplaces to protect the IOSS number from misuse. The advantage of Eurora is a professional in-house IT department, which allows creating customized solutions.

Our Services

  • Allocates HS code;
  • Checks the goods ´IOSS-eligibility´ (e.g. restricted goods);
  • Verifies that the value of goods does not exceed €150 (in any currency);
  • Creates customs declaration (H7 dataset);
  • Advises you on VAT (IOSS/OSS) and customs clearance.
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HS Code Allocation

Eurora™ developed a HS 6-digit code classification service for its Intelligent Cross Border Compliance Platform to provide the necessary tools to submit a declaration with complete data.

This is an automated classification service built on top of an extensive science-backed AI engine which automatically matches product descriptions with Harmonised System 6-digit codes under 100 milliseconds. Eurora™‘s AI engine processed over 350 million product descriptions and is continuously expanding our database of product descriptions mapped to approximately 5,300 HS 6-digit codes.

This service can be enabled via a simple API integration which can assign HS codes in real-time in the shopping cart.

The application interface (API) verifies that the provided HS6 code matches the product description. In case the HS6 code is not provided our API will assign the HS6 code that closest matches the product description.

HS Code Allocation Benefits

Postal Operators

  • Required data element for declarations of goods at customs;
  • Enable fast track customs clearance;
  • Avoid customs processing fees;
  • Avoid goods held at customs due to a mismatch between a product description and HS code.

Commercial Carriers

  • Required data element for declarations of goods at customs;
  • Enable fast track customs clearance;
  • Avoid customs processing fees;
  • Avoid goods held at customs due to a mismatch between a product description and HS code.

Marketplaces

  • Avoid delays of delivery to end consumers due to a mismatch between product descriptions and HS codes.
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Duty & Tax Calculation

Eurora™ developed a Duty & Tax calculation engine that enables full visibility of VAT and duty payable in any currency for the destination country in a shopping cart. Eurora’s database covers VAT and duty rates, de minimis thresholds, and active free trade agreements for most countries in the world, and is automatically updated as changes are introduced.

This service can be enabled via a simple API integration in the shopping cart.

The rates of customs duties are calculated by item-specific or on ad valorem basis which is based on the value of goods. On July 1st, 2021 the de minimis threshold of €22 will be removed in the EU which means that import VAT will be applicable on all imported goods.

Duty & Tax Calculation Benefits

Postal Operators

  • Enable fast track customs clearance;
  • Decrease return rate because of full cost transparency.

Commercial Carriers

  • Enable fast track customs clearance;
  • Decrease return rate because of full cost transparency.

Marketplaces

  • Offer full transparency in costs to the end consumer;
  • Avoid returned orders from end consumers due to unexpected fees;
  • Overall improved customer experience and satisfaction.
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Electronic Declaration

Eurora™ developed an Electronic Declaration service to manage the significant increase of declarations. This service automates the preparation of electronic declarations allowing for pre-lodgement to the respective customs authority. This is done through an intelligent transformation engine that consolidates the data sets sent by online sellers and turns this data into electronic customs declarations and exchanges the electronic declarations via interfaces with customs authorities or ICS2.

A customs declaration is an official document that lists and gives details of goods that are being imported or exported. In order to comply with the legal obligations and to place goods under a customs procedure, a customs declaration needs to be lodged.

On July 1st, 2021 the de minimis threshold of EUR 22,- will be removed in the EU. This means that all items that enter the EU will need to be declared which will lead to an unprecedented number of declarations. The only way to handle the increased volume will be via automated electronic declarations.

Electronic Declaration Benefits

Postal Operators

  • Direct interface with customs allowing for preclearance of goods; 
  • Automated declaration process required to support low value consignment declarations.

Commercial Carriers

  • Direct interface with customs allowing for preclearance of goods;
  • Automated declaration process required to support low value consignment declarations.

Marketplaces

  • Reduce transit time at customs;
  • Avoid additional admin fees for the consumer.
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Denied Party Screening

To reduce this risk Eurora™ developed an automated screening service of denied parties which can be persons or entities that are on national or international restricted party lists. The Denied Party Screening service includes an extensive range of government and international agency issued lists and is continuously updated and all screenings and results are automatically logged.

A denied party list is a list of individuals and entities that have been denied export rights. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order are prohibited. In the event a company, entity or person on one of the official lists appears to match a potential party in an export transaction, additional due diligence is required before proceeding.

Denied Party Screening Benefits

Postal Operators

  • Avoid getting fined for sending items to an individual or entity listed in denied party lists.

Commercial Carriers

  • Avoid getting fined for sending items to an individual or entity listed in denied party lists.

Marketplaces

  • Avoid getting fined for sending items to an individual or entity listed in denied party lists.
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Prohibited & Restricted Item Screening

In order to handle the multitude of restrictions by carrier or import/export country, Eurora™ developed the prohibited and restricted item screening service. This is an automated screening service of prohibited and restricted items for export, import, and transport.

Import, export and transport restrictions can include the more common restrictions such as toxic, flammable, or hazardous products or shipping of lithium batteries which are classified as dangerous goods and need to meet carrier-specific guidelines. However, not all restrictions are as straightforward as the examples above. For example in Estonia knives are allowed across the border with blades up to 8.5 centimeters but Germany allows blades up to 12 centimeters.

Prohibited & Restricted Item Screening Benefits

Postal Operators

  • Avoid high fines.

Commercial Carriers

  • Avoid high fines.

Marketplaces

  • Avoid high fines;
  • Avoid items getting confiscated by custom;
  • Avoid getting blacklisted by the customs authority.
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