The Herald reports:
Kiwi consumers will miss out on access to more than 400 million products if the Government’s online GST crackdown backfires and Amazon blocks New Zealanders from accessing its services like it has in Australia.
The e-commerce juggernaut is set to ban Australian consumers from using its global websites including its flagship Amazon.com as the Australian Government clamps down on international firms selling low-value goods without filing GST.
From next month, when Australia starts collecting GST on low-value goods, the e-commerce giant will restrict shoppers meaning they will only be able to purchase goods from its local domain, rather than its international sites that sell a far greater variety of products.
If New Zealanders lose access to the main Amazon site, there will be a huge number of very unhappy people.