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Hermes UK invests in cross-border data solution

Hermes UK has integrated Hurricane Commerce’s Zephyr and Aura solutions to improve the quality, accuracy and compliance of its cross-border shipment data.

The importance of such data has become even more important following regulatory events including Brexit, the US STOP Act and the EU’s abolition of the VAT exemption on low value goods and the corresponding launch of the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS).

Hurricane’s Zephyr solution ensures that shipments have the right data – including HS6 codes, product descriptions and 8- and 10- digit import and export codes – to pass smoothly through customs and on to the end consumer.

Meanwhile, Hurricane’s Aura product covers the three critical cross-border areas of duty and tax calculation, prohibited and restricted goods screening and denied parties screening.

Ed Ayyad, director of international at Hermes, said: “Hermes is committed to providing our customers with the best possible experience and a key part of this mission is ensuring parcels are able to move seamlessly on to their final destination.

Martyn Noble, CEO of Hurricane Commerce, said: “The regulatory landscape for global eCommerce has changed dramatically during the past 12 months and the companies which harness best-in-class data solutions are the ones which will be best placed to succeed.”

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