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What is Value Added Tax (VAT)?
In the shipping industry, Value Added Tax (or VAT for short) is a type of tax levied on consumer products that applies to most international shipments.
How to Get the Cheapest International Shipping Rates
Using USPS online shipping software is the best way to get the cheapest international shipping rates. Read more on how you can access these rates for free!
The Difference Between USPS International Tracking Numbers
Some USPS international tracking numbers start with different letters than others. Learn about the difference between these designations and what it means.
Can I Ship Live Animals with USPS?
USPS does allow for the shipment of certain live animals, but other shipping carriers like UPS will offer more ability to send other types of live animals.
How Long Do International Shipments Take to Arrive?
International shipments are increasingly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how long international packages take to arrive, so you can be prepared.
Can I Use Ground Services to Ship to Canada?
Unlike USPS, FedEx and UPS offer ground services to ship your packages to Canada for under $20, depending on the dimensions and the weight of the package.
Where Can I Ship CBD Internationally?
If your CBD products are extracted from industrial hemp and contain under 0.2% THC, you might be able to ship CBD internationally to countries in this list.
Does USPS Offer International Returns?
Unfortunately, USPS doesn't offer international returns for online shippers. Therefore, we always suggest purchasing insurance on international shipments.
Does USPS Ship to Every Country in the World?
While USPS ships to almost every country in the world, there are five sanctioned countries that shippers need to obtain export licenses in order to ship to.
Who Pays Customs Fees, the Shipper or Recipient?
For international shipments, recipients are responsible for paying customs fees if the package contains items that qualify for that country's import taxes.
AES Exports: What You Need to Know
If you're shipping items internationally valued at $2,500 or higher that originate from a single country, you are required to submit an AES Export filing.
Can I Use Return Labels for International Shipments?
The global marketplace is growing, and customers expect to be able to use return labels for international shipments. UPS, FedEx, and DHL offer this service.