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International Shipping Help and Advice

International trade is evolving. To ensure you evolve with it, here you will find the latest information on key regulatory changes that may impact your international shipments.

European Union Value-Added Tax (VAT) Reform

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    Changes to EU VAT Rules

    Find out what is changing on July 1st 2021 and how it may impact your business when exporting to customers in the EU. We’re providing information that may assist you with your shipments into the EU, and should not be relied on as legal or tax advice.

  • How to provide us with your EU VAT registration number

    If you have registered for an EU Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) number, we can store it in our UPS shipping systems, eliminating the need for you to provide this number each time you make a shipment. To do so, please complete and return the Power of Attorney document.

  • If you do not provide UPS with the Power of Attorney for IOSS document, please ensure that your IOSS number is entered in your UPS shipping system for each shipment that meets the criteria. Download the EU VAT Shipping Systems Guide to find out how.

We've compiled a list of additional resources to help you along the way

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  • Shipping forms

    Become familiar with the shipping forms you may need when crossing borders.

  • Country/ Territory facts

    Get to know new markets – from infrastructure, to regulations, to political climate. UPS country and territory guides offer in-depth insights into key market characteristics.

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