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How to Calculate Customs Duties in REST

We are excited about our updated customs duty calculation functionality in REST. If you previously used the customs duty calculator in REST, your requests will still work. If you are just starting out or would like to make use of the full functionality of CrossBorder in REST, this post is for you. What Are We Shipping? For every product you ship across a country border, you first need to know the Harmonized System Code (HS code). While many codes may look alike, the HS code is specific to the destination country and the type of item. You can learn about...

HS Code Search in REST

How Do I Know Which HS Code to Use? In this post, we will discuss how customers can use our REST API to find the appropriate Harmonized System (HS) Code for items shipped across country borders. For this example, we will search for knitted scarves shipped to Spain. Let’s walk through the process of browsing and searching for HS Codes using the new REST CrossBorder endpoints. Wait, What Are HS Codes? The Harmonized System is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify physical, traded products. HS Codes are a hierarchically organized taxonomy of product types, based on...

Who Pays for Landed Cost?

Update March 22, 2018 - AvaTax REST has a new syntax for representing DDP. This post is retained for historical purposes and the information around DDP and DAP remains relevant. You may read about the new LandedCost integration at https://developer.avalara.com/blog/2018/03/13/calculate-customs-duties-in-rest/. With the release of the LandedCost calculator functionality, AvaTax now provides features to help you sell across country borders. LandedCost will calculate the customs duty for your cross-border shipments. However, using the calculator requires telling the API which party will be responsible for paying the customs duty & import taxes. Specific to B2C sales, calculating the landed cost depends on...

LandedCost with REST v2

Updated March 22, 2018 - AvaTax REST has a new syntax for making LandedCost calculations. This post is retained for historical purposes. You may read about the new LandedCost integration at https://developer.avalara.com/blog/2018/03/13/calculate-customs-duties-in-rest/. Selling Cross-Border With the release of the LandedCost calculator functionality, AvaTax now provides features to help you sell across country borders. LandedCost will help you identify customs duty for various types of harmonized tariff codes. Once you’ve begun using AvaTax REST v2, you’ll have to make a few minor changes to begin using the LandedCost calculator. Here’s what you need to know. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) For every...