International logistics company ePost Global is expanding its partnership with cross-border data company Hurricane Commerce.
ePost Global has been using Hurricane’s Zephyr solution to ensure items being shipped from the USA have the correct Harmonized System (HS) code for import and export, enabling a smooth passage through customs. As part of this extended partnership, ePost Global will begin offering Hurricane’s Aura solution to its e-commerce customers enabling correct duty and tax calculations for goods shipped through commercial networks into Canada. The company is further planning to roll out this duty and tax calculation functionality for worldwide destinations later in 2023.
Kelly Martinez (right), co-president of ePost Global, said, “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with flexible, customized solutions tailored to meet their needs. Hurricane is a trusted partner whose solutions ensure that shipments have the necessary complete and accurate data including HS codes. Various regulatory changes and new requirements mean that the accuracy of data is essential to ensure the smooth movement of goods through customs. We are now delighted to be extending our partnership with Hurricane to include its Aura API and the provision of duty and tax calculations initially on shipments to Canada and, later this year, internationally. Our successful collaboration with Hurricane not only means we have access to their leading-edge data solutions, we also benefit from their extensive knowledge and ongoing guidance.”
Rob Dundas (top), business development director at Hurricane, said, “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with ePost Global. We have built a strong working relationship during the last 18 months and it is through ongoing collaboration that we have developed our APIs to provide them with the functionality they require to add value to their cross-border e-commerce customers. We now look forward to supporting the ePost Global team in the rollout of Hurricane’s duty and tax calculator.”
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