GST nonsense continues unabated
Inside Retail reported that eBay complained about the Australian Government considering a $5 charge on each overseas parcel, to cover the costs of bio-security screening. eBay commented that ‘customers will be hit hard’. Such complaints sound disingenuous and self-serving. At $5 a parcel, the proposed levy would amount to, on average, 1% tax on overseas online purchases. In the meantime, Australian retailers continue to suffer from the damage inflicted daily by overseas goods arriving in Australia at a 10% discount. Surely, with some retailers pushed into liquidation, this causes much more harm to customers?