Amazon reverses decision to block international sites in Australia

Amazon is no longer going to block users in Australia from accessing or other international versions of the site. In July, Amazon started redirecting Australian users to and stopped shipping to Australian addresses following new goods and service tax (GST) legislation that requires retailers to collect 10 percent tax on imports.

“As a result of customer feedback, from 22 November Amazon customers will be able to ship eligible items from to Australian delivery addresses,” an Amazon spokesperson told The New York Times. The company says it’s “building the complex infrastructure needed to enable exports of low value goods to Australia and remain compliant with GST laws.”


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