Our UPS rep keeps suggesting that we integrate with Zonos since we ship so many items internationally. I discovered that Zonos actually provides a free API for Duty/VAT lookup: https://docs.zonos.com/landed-cost/free-duty-and-tax-api
In order to use that free API, you must install Zonos Hello (https://hello.zonos.com/), which is also a free product, and add verbiage to your shipping policies crediting Zonos for your international duties and tax lookups.
We are currently shipping items with the option to have the receiver pay the duties and taxes, but with the new rules in the UK and the EU, they are obviously trying to get us to move away from doing that.
I know that Avalara also has a similar API, but it is definitely not free, and Avalara said that AmeriCommerce has elected to not integrate with that API at this time.
It seems like it is just a matter of time before we get required to collect the VAT and Duties at the point of sale, like we are for Sales Tax.
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