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Amazon Blocks its US Website for Australian Shoppers over GST
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Amazon Blocks its US Website for Australian Shoppers over GST

Online E-commerce Giant Amazon has announced that it will block Australian shoppers from its international website to counter new tax laws on online purchases. Australians were free to buy goods from United States i.e via Amazon.com for years. But from 1 July, customers will be able to purchase goods only from Amazon's Australian website that was launched last year. The company has claimed that it will suspend shipments to Australian addresses from now on and will redirect all Australian requests to its local website.   Why has Amazon done this? The Sydney headquarters etailer has said that it is making the change to remain compliant with the new GST collection laws coming into effect from July 1. Until now, a 10 percent GST is applied to items bought overseas for more t...