China's first comprehensive law in the field of e-commerce, the "Electronic Commerce Law" (hereinafter referred to as the E-commerce Law) will be officially implemented on January 1, 2019.
According to the E-commerce Law, “natural, legal and unincorporated organizations engaged in the sale of goods or services through the Internet and other information networks, including e-commerce platform operators, operators within the platform, and sales of goods through self-built websites and other online services. Or the e-commerce operators who provide services are all e-commerce operators, and must register the market entities in accordance with the law.
This means that professional purchasing services with large scale and high frequency should be registered as market entities, obtain relevant licenses, and pay individual income tax, value-added tax and other taxes. The most direct impact on personal purchasing is that their management costs and tax costs will rise directly.
In response to the hot topic of whether the micro-business is bound by the E-commerce Law, Ma Zhengqi, deputy director of the State Administration of Markets, made it clear at the National New Office launch conference on December 25 that as long as the business is generated, it should be followed. This law is to regulate and manage.
Ma Zhengqi said that all the subjects engaged in e-commerce activities on the Internet, "everything is in accordance with the "E-commerce Law" to gradually standardize, improve and improve it." He pointed out that "micro-business, these businesses are in the same way as the e-commerce law, but I think that in management, as long as you have a business, you should follow this law to regulate and follow this law." As a country The highest market supervision department, Ma Zhengqi’s statement once again made it clear that the E-Commerce Law will effectively supervise all online business operations, including Weishang.
It is foreseeable that the purchasing industry will usher in a wave of shuffling.
According to data released by the Ministry of Commerce, from 2005 to 2014, the average annual growth rate of China's overseas consumption was 25.2%, which was twice the growth rate of total domestic social consumption during the same period. The quality gap between some domestic and foreign products in terms of categories, as well as the domestic and international differences in imported goods, contributed to the emergence and growth of overseas purchasing.
“It has always been low in overseas purchasing costs and large domestic demand, which has spawned a large number of overseas purchasing practitioners. For the purchases with less volume, there is not much profit. Once the tax is paid, the living space will naturally become smaller. On December 24, Cao Lei, director of the China E-Commerce Research Center, said that before the implementation of the E-Commerce Law, the profit point of purchasing was to avoid customs duties, consumption tax, etc., and the law enforcement basis was not clear enough, and the degree of law enforcement was not enough. However, the "Electric Commerce Law" clearly stipulates that the purchase of the main body of registration and taxation issues, the cost will naturally go up, the price will be adjusted accordingly, and its advantages will be reduced."
However, Cao Lei also believes that the "Electric Commerce Law" does not mean that the purchase was sentenced to death. E-commerce law does not prohibit personal purchasing. The introduction of policies can eliminate the informal "small purchase" in the industry, which is conducive to the sound development of the market.
In addition, starting from January 1, 2019, the cross-border e-commerce retail import new policy will also be implemented, further expanding the range of products that enjoy preferential policies, and adding 63 tax items such as fitness equipment with strong demand in recent years, and improve The upper limit of the commodity limit for enjoying the preferential tax policy will increase the single transaction limit from the current 2,000 yuan to 5,000 yuan. In other words, zero tariffs can be enjoyed within 5,000 yuan from next year, and 70% of the statutory tax payable is imposed on import value-added tax and consumption tax.
At the same time, the annual trading limit is also the amount of "hai Tao" per person per year from the current 20,000 yuan per year to 26,000 yuan.