Problem


An error is returned when attempting to print DPD labels that: 


- Tariff Code and Country of Manufacture are missing

- Vat Number is missing


Solution 1 (Tariff Code and Country of Manufacture missing)


There are 2 mandatory extended properties that need to be added to the order items for orders going through customs (for outside EU countries): Tariff Code and Country of Manufacture.


These can be added manually to inventory items or imported in bulk.


The name of the extended property can be checked or re-mapped via Linnworks.net > Shipping > Integrations > DPD > Properties. 



  • If inventory items already have an extended property containing the Tariff code and the Country of manufacture, please choose the name of that property from the available drop-down option and save changes. 
  • If the properties do not exist yet, please follow the guide below.



Adding extended properties manually to an order item.


This can be done from My Inventory screen. Find the SKU in question and open Item Details > Extended Properties > Add new:



Add an extended property for the Country of Manufacture (Name: CountryOfOrigin or your own unique name which will be mapped in DPD properties) and one containing the Tariff Code (Name: HSTariffCode or your own unique name which will be mapped in DPD properties) > Save changes.



Importing extended properties in bulk to inventory items.


1) You need to prepare a CSV file containing all the required data. If you don't have a CSV file with all your SKUs, then you can easily export it from Dashboards > Query Data > Stock Items (no levels). You can delete all other columns except for SKU column. Then, add HSTariffCode and CountryOfOrigin columns to your file. You can use a different name for these columns if you wish, as you can map them in the system afterwards.



2) You can create a new import in Settings > Import Data > Import Now. For importing new extended properties you need to use the Inventory Import. Columns that contain your attributes need to be mapped with 'Item Extended Property' variable from the drop-down menu. The name of the header will be the name of your property, and the Property type needs to be Attribute (these will be set automatically). Once imported, these properties will appear on your stock items in the Extended Properties tab.



3) Under the Item Extended Property column in Linnworks.net > Shipping > Integrations > DPD > Properties select the name of the property that has been imported or keep it as it is if the same names have been used.



Additional details


You may also include FabriContent extended property if you wish to specify the material/fabric the inventory item was made from (optional) and the TypeDescription property, which will be used instead of the Item Title and will be a very short description (limited to 40 characters) of what the actual item is that is being shipped (for example 'Stationary', or 'T-shirt')




Solution 2 (VAT Number missing)


VAT Number will need to be added in Linnworks.net > Shipping > Integrations > DPD > Config > Commercial Invoice > VAT Number:




Useful links


Where to find Tariff Codes


List of ISO-2 and ISO-3 country codes