Amazon will resume shipping to Australia from its US store from midnight tonight, November 22.
The move follows customer complaints after the retailer’s decision to stop shipping on July 1 in response to the Federal Government’s changes making compulsory the charging of GST by overseas retailers.
The reversal coincides with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Only products sold by Amazon on Amazon.com will be available for this shipping.
Here’s the statement from Amazon:
As a result of customer feedback, from 22 November Amazon customers will be able to ship eligible items from amazon.com to Australian delivery addresses.
Earlier this year, Amazon assessed changes to the Australian GST law as a global company with multiple international stores and, in order to remain compliant with the legislation, made the difficult decision to suspend exports from our international stores to Australia. Following the announcement of these changes, we listened to the customer feedback and assessed how we could respond. Since that time, our teams have continued to focus their efforts on building the complex infrastructure needed to enable exports of low value goods to Australia and remain compliant with GST laws.
We are pleased to be able to offer Australian customers selection from amazon.com, complementing the over 80 million products available on amazon.com.au. This includes almost 20 million items from Amazon US through Global Store on amazon.com.au, many of which are eligible for free shipping for Prime members in Australia.
We will continue to work constructively with the Government on the implementation and enforcement of its legislation to ensure it achieves its objective of a level playing field for all retailers and marketplaces.
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