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Korea Customs Service announced registration obligation to purchase agents

On June 22, the Korea Customs Service announced a law that requires purchase agents to register from July 1 in order to strengthen purchase agent management in online shopping, and protect the interests of domestic consumers. Specifically, in order to prevent illegal customs clearance by filing a low price by purchasing agents, if the total amount of imported goods in the last year exceeded 1 billion won (about 98 million yen), they have to submit a registration application and attached documents to the customs, and obtain a "Purchase Agent Registration Code" from the customs. In addition, there is a one-year grace period until June 30, 2022.

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Indian authorities resume investigation of antitrust violations and ban flash sales, etc., tightening foreign-affiliated regulations

On June 17, it was clarified that Indian online shopping "Flipcart" funded by US retail major WalMart, and US online shopping major "Amazon" had objected to a resumption of an antitrust investigation by the Indian Investigation Commission. As for the background of this objection, in January, the Indian authorities announced that they would conduct a large-scale investigation on suspicion of antitrust violations, though the investigation was temporarily suspended due to the objection of both companies. , in June, the objection was dismissed by a high court in Karnataka, southern India, and the investigation was resumed. In addition, on June 21, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs of India banned "flash sale (limited time sale)" on online shopping, and banned affiliated companies of major online shopping companies, from opening stores as sellers. It is becoming more cautious about Flipkart and Amazon, which have a large share of the Indian online shopping market.

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Vietnam, implements new tax-related notifications from August 1

On June 1, the Ministry of Finance of Vietnam announced that it will implement a new notification on value-added tax (VAT) and personal income tax for sole proprietors from August 1. According to the notification, the companies that operate the online shopping platform were obliged to file tax returns, pay store income tax and VAT, and report store information on behalf of the store owners. In addition, in the new notification, the tax that the store owner has to pay is deducted from the online sales, so it can avoid the loss of tax revenue. According to the Vietnamese tax authorities, the implementation of the new notification in August may be postponed because the subjects taxpayers need to prepare for tax-related procedures.

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【EC業界ニュース】楽天、出店者に送料無料への参加義務を発表するも、説明不十分を理由に先延ばし Weekly Topics! 06/09-06/15

トランスコスモス調査部が厳選するEC業界ニュース。国内外問わずEC市場の動きをお届けします。今週の注目トピックはこちら。 ・楽天、出店者に送料無料への参加義務を発表するも、説明不十分を理由に先延ばし ・中国生鮮食品ECの2社、米国への新規上場を申請

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編集部・ディーズの社内「なんだろう」シリーズ第二弾!  「アップサイクル ーUpcycleー」? エコキャップ活動ってなにしているの?#目標12

今回お伝えするのは「アップサイクル ーUpcycleー」エコキャップ活動!ペットボトルのキャップを外し、再資源化することで、CO2の排出削減。発展途上国の子供たちにワクチンを贈る活動につながっています。本記事はトランスコスモスが取り組んでいるエコキャップ活動に関してご紹介します!

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JD.com, a Chinese online shopping company, achieved the highest order amount ever of 5.9 trillion yen at the "618" sale

"JD.com", the second largest online shopping in China, held well at the annual online shopping sale "618" held on June 18th in China. This sale is the largest online shopping sale in China, likewise "Single's Day (Double Eleven)" on November 11, held by "Alibaba Group," which is the number one online shopping company. This year, the event was held from June 1 to June 18, and the total order amount of JD.com reached the highest record of 343.8 billion yuan (about 5.9 trillion yen), an increase of 127.7% from the same period of the previous year. Meanwhile, it was reported that regulations are becoming increasingly tight by the government, and on June 11, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China gave administrative guidance to online mail-order companies such as JD.com and Alibaba Group not to send unwanted promotional emails to consumers.

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Rakuten will add 11 distribution centers by 2023

On June 15th, Rakuten Group, a major online shopping company, announced that it will establish new distribution centers in Fukuoka and Osaka prefectures as distribution bases for its online shopping site "Rakuten Ichiba." In addition, in order to meet the increasing demand in Rakuten Ichiba, it is planning to build a distribution center in Hachioji, Tokyo. Both centers are planned to start operations in 2023. According to the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, by launching a distribution company jointly funded with Japan Post in July, the company is adding 8 new distribution centers under its influence, and plans to be a total of 11 distribution centers by 2023.

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Amazon introduced "Just Walk Out" payment system to its own grocery store in Seattle, USA

On June 17, it was reported that "Amazon Fresh," a grocery store that was opened by "Amazon" in Seattle, Washington, has launched "Just Walk Out," paying without a cash register system. With this system, products picked up are recognized by cameras and sensors installed in the store, and visitors can shop without paying at a cash register. In addition, before the visitors enter the store, they can select whether to pay at a cash register normally or without paying at a cash register. If they select a cash register, they can pay by credit card, debit card, or "palm-scanning payment" that uses biological information.

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【8/6開催】小売企業様必見!アフターコロナにおけるLINE公式アカウント/ミニアプリ・Yappliを活用した新しいコミュニケーション術

新型コロナの影響から消費者の行動と価値観が多様に変化している中、リアル店舗をお持ちの小売企業様でもDXを推進していく上でお悩みを抱える企業様が多くなっています。そのような課題感から、弊社ではLINE社とYappli社と協同し、LINEミニアプリとYappliの特性を活かしたソリューションを開発致しました。本セミナーではLINE社 兼清様、Yappli社 湯浅様からのアフターコロナでの企業様課題や最新事例をお話いただきつつ、現状の課題解決に向けたソリューションパッケージとはどういうものなのか、弊社実績を踏まえご紹介させていただきます。※小売り企業様の情報を中心にお話しさせていただきますが、別業界の方にも参考になる情報も交えてお話しさせていただきます。

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