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Trading API, EuropeanUnion includes UK,Trading API: ShipToLocation type "EuropeanUnion" includes UK

We use the trading API to sell products within the EU, site ID 146 (Ebay NL).


We currently have have three entries under "ShippingDetails":

- one for Dutch shipments

- one for Germany and Belgium

- on for all other EU countries, using "EuropeanUnion" under "ShipToLocation".


However, it seems that the products are also made available for shipment to the UK.

The UK is not part of the European Union and involves customs and shipping restrictions.


How can we avoid that the product is available for shipment in the UK?

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btjsteens answered ·

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

The Dutch Ebay site supports "EuropeanUnion" as shipping location but after querying "GeteBayDetails " it seems that the description has been renamed to "European Union + UK".

I used your "ExcludeShipToLocation" suggestion to exclude GB.

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sagar_developersupport answered ·

Hi @btjsteens ,

ShippingLocation Europe includes the UK. If you have included Europe in the request then item will be available to ship in UK as well.

<ShippingLocationDetails>
<ShippingLocation>Europe</ShippingLocation>
<Description>Europe + UK</Description>
<DetailVersion>3</DetailVersion>
<UpdateTime>2020-06-25T03:53:30.000Z</UpdateTime>
</ShippingLocationDetails>

We suggest you to Use GeteBayDetails call of Trading API with a Detail Name of ShippingLocationDetails to determine which international locations are valid for the site.


Ref: https://developer.ebay.com/devzone/xml/docs/reference/ebay/GeteBayDetails.html

If you have specified a region to which you will ship (such as Asia),

you can use ExcludeShipToLocation to exclude certain countries within that region to where you will not ship (such as Afghanistan).

Ref:https://developer.ebay.com/devzone/xml/docs/reference/ebay/AddItem.html#Request.Item.ShippingDetails.ExcludeShipToLocation

Best Regards ,
eBay Developer Support

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