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FBA Export

FBA Shipping Programs and Export policy

Note: Any Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) -related information on this page applies to sellers, who sell internationally on the Amazon.co.uk site. If you are looking to list and sell your products on any of our other marketplaces, please visit Amazon Global Selling.

The FBA Shipping Programs and Export (“FBA Export”) allows you to fulfill orders of eligible products on Amazon.de to a mailing address that is not within Germany. With this program, you will be able to expand your business to more than 80 countries without dealing with the complexities of selling internationally at no additional charge or effort for you.

FBA Export enrollment

FBA Shipping Program and Export currently offers three options:
  • Domestic: Only customers with mailing addresses in Germany can order your FBA products.
  • European Union: Customers with postal addresses in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom can order your FBA products.
  • Worldwide: Customers with postal addresses in more than 80 countries including the European Union can order your FBA products.

Each Seller account is automatically enabled for ‘Worldwide’ unless you disable this program.

By enrolling in Worldwide FBA Export, you authorize Amazon and its affiliates to determine to export goods out of the EU (including sign a commercial invoice) on your behalf, as required. This commercial invoice will itemize and describe the contents of the shipment and authorize brokers and other third parties to execute additional documents necessary for the export of your products.

Certain items are controlled for export under the laws of the U.S., the European Union and Individual European Union Member States and cannot be listed for FBA Export. Typically this is because they:

  • Have a specific military use.
  • Have a dual civilian and military use.
  • Contain or are made from endangered / protected species.
  • Can be used for repression / torture.
  • Have cultural significance.
  • Contain substances that damage the environment / ozone layer.

For more information on Export Controls & Regulations, see the List of Export Controls & Regulations section below.

How to edit your FBA Export settings

FBA export settings are marketplace specific. To edit your FBA Export settings, click Fulfillment by Amazon under the Settings drop-down menu in Seller Central. You can edit FBA Export for EU under the Shipping Programs and Export Settings group. You can choose to discontinue exporting your FBA products at any time by changing your settings in that same page or exclude an ASIN from this program by clicking here.

Check for Export eligible products

For a list of products from your FBA inventory that are eligible for FBA Export, go to the Reports tab, click Fulfillment, and under Inventory click Show more to access the Exportable Inventory report. You can check the list, even if you have FBA Export disabled. We update this report periodically, so if you have no exportable products now, check again later. Find the report here.

In the FBA Export program, you use product listings in your Seller Central account to sell FBA Export-eligible products to international customers shopping on Amazon.de. Amazon does not charge an additional seller fee.

There are instances where products are indicated as restricted from international shipping on the above FBA Exportable Inventory report:

  • ASINs that cannot be shipped cross-border (Ineligible Exportability Status): Please refer to FBA products excluded from exports, by clicking here.
  • ASINs Not Yet Processed (Un-addressable Exportability Status): These are items which are awaiting review for an eligibility determination. We process new ASINs for eligibility once a month. Please ensure that your product contains either a full product description or bullet point to ensure it is processed for eligibility in the next cycle.

Amazon generates a report that helps you identify your products that are eligible for FBA Export, fulfills your international orders, handles import duty and customs clearance where applicable, and ships your product to the international buyer’s address.

FBA Export and product distribution agreements

Exclude products or countries from the EU Shipping and Export program

If you have concerns that distribution agreements might limit where your products can be sold overseas, you can opt out of FBA Export, exclude certain products from the program or exclude country and destinations from export.

You may exclude specific ASINs from the FBA Export programme from the FBA Export: Exclude countries/regions per product page.

You may exclude all of your products from being exportable to any country from the Countries/regions excluded from FBA Export page.

FBA Export sales report

With FBA Export, international customers will be able to order your products that are eligible for the program. To see a sales report for your FBA exports, go to the Reports tab and click Fulfillment. From the left panel under Sales, click Amazon Fulfilled Shipments. You can see your FBA Export international orders by filtering the ship-to destination country. Click here to access the report.

For API Sellers, the enumeration value is _GET_AMAZON_FULFILLED_SHIPMENTS_DATA_.

International Multi-Channel Fulfillment Orders

Multi-Channel Fulfillment orders can be exported to EU countries that are supported by FBA. Worldwide export orders, including Media products are not supported by Multi-Channel Fulfillment orders. For international Multi-Channel Fulfillment orders, you must identify the destination country when you submit the order. The online Multi-Channel Fulfillment Order form has a drop-down menu listing the countries available for FBA Export. For a list of countries supported by Amazon, see "Which country/countries can I ship my products to?"

At no extra charge, you can enroll in the EU FBA Shipping program and expand your business worldwide without dealing with cross-border selling complexities.

  • International customers can visit your home marketplace and shop for products eligible for international shipping.
  • Amazon fulfills your international orders and ships your product to the international customer's address.
  • International customers pay international shipping. This is at no extra cost to you.
  • You can determine what products you want to exclude from the international shipping in addition to Amazon-provided eligibility check.

When processing customer returns for units fulfilled through EU FBA export, Amazon’s FBA Return Policy are used to determine whether a unit is eligible to be returned. The seller does not pay any shipping cost in FBA export customer returns.

International returns for FBA Export

With FBA Export, Amazon provides fulfillment and customer service for your orders, including processing buyer returns. Amazon uses Amazon’s return policies to determine whether a unit is eligible to be returned. However, to ensure a good buyer experience, Amazon will make case-by-case exceptions and accept returns for units fulfilled through FBA that may be past the stated return time frame. You do not pay any shipping costs for FBA Export buyer returns.

When a buyer returns a product, the standard Amazon returns policy will be followed. If the returned product is received in sellable condition, it will be returned to the original seller’s inventory. If the returned product is not in sellable condition, Amazon will determine who is at fault (Amazon or the buyer) and make reimbursement according to the FBA lost and damaged inventory reimbursement policy.

The buyer must pay the return shipping costs if there is no product defect. If there is a product defect, the buyer pays and ships the product back to Amazon's warehouse. Amazon will compensate the buyer for the actual return shipping cost when the parcel is received. You do not pay any shipping costs for FBA Export buyer returns.

For more information, see FBA customer returns policy.

List of Export Controls & Regulations

European Union

EU COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 428/2009 of 5 May 2009

COMMON MILITARY LIST OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 116/2009 on the export of cultural goods

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 1236/2005 concerning trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 833/2014

EU REGULATION 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer

EU REGULATION 842/2006 concerning certain fluorinated greenhouse gases

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 689/2008 concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals

EU COUNCIL REGULATION 111/2005

UK Export Control Order 2008

UK Export of Radioactive Sources (Control) Order 2006

German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (AWG)

German Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (AVW)

German War Weapons Control Act (KWKG)

French Decree n°2001-1192 of 13 December 2001

French Decree n°2012-901 of 20 July 2012

Italian Law No. 93 of 1997 and Italian Law No. 185 of 1990

Italian Legislative Decree no. 221/2017

Spanish Royal Decree 679/2014 of 1 August 2014

United States

US Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Frequently Asked Questions

Which country/countries can I ship my products to?

Europe: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom

Middle East and Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, and Zimbabwe

North America: Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United States, and Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Latin and South America/Caribbean: Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, Peru, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Asia/Pacific: Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Thailand

If I sign up for FBA Export for EU, will my FBA products be listed for sale on other Amazon marketplaces?

No. Your FBA products will only be available for sale on the Amazon marketplaces where you have listed your products through the FBA program.

Is there custom declaration and custom duty work for EU shipping program?

No. The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union. It operates an internal (or single) market which allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states. Certain legal restrictions specific to local EU countries might apply to international shipping within EU countries.

What tax reporting requirements will I have if my FBA products are shipped to another EU country?

You are solely responsible for the calculation, invoicing, reporting and payment of all duties, taxes, or other deductions, as well as for any required Intrastat declarations regarding the transit of your goods. Please consult your lawyer or your tax adviser for further information.

Do I have to collect VAT for items exported to another EU country?

Yes. The price you specify for your FBA products, as displayed in the price to the customer, must include VAT for the destination country.

How do I refund VAT to a customer?

Amazon does not issue VAT invoices on behalf of sellers. It is your sole responsibility to fulfill all legal and VAT requirements relative to issuing VAT invoices to customers for sales transactions. If you are unsure of your VAT obligations, we strongly recommend that you verify the implications of these obligations these with your local tax office, or contact your tax adviser. If you are not able to issue VAT invoices, please indicate this on the relevant pages of your Seller Profile in your Amazon Seller Account. In the event of buyers contacting the Amazon Customer Service team with VAT invoice requests, we advise them to contact sellers directly. If this fails, we inform them that they can return the products and we will refund them, debiting your Amazon Seller Account accordingly.

Important: You are solely responsible for the calculation, invoicing, reporting and payment of all duties, taxes, surveys or other deductions, as well as any necessary Intrastat declarations.

I am currently using Pan European FBA, Multi Country Inventory (MCI) or European Fulfillment Network (EFN) to offer my products into Europe - should I enable FBA Export?

Yes. FBA Export allows customers globally (also customers outside of Amazon marketplaces and EU) to shop and purchase your eligible products from Amazon.co.uk once Export has been enabled for the marketplace.

Cross border Fulfillment Types Reach (Countries) Your Cost (FBA) Delivery (Days) I’m doing Pan-EU, MCI or EFN, should I still enable FBA Export?
FBA Export 80 Domestic fee 1-12 days Yes
Pan European FBA (Pan-EU) 5 Domestic fee Prime
Multi Country Inventory (MCI) Up to 5 Domestic fee Prime
European Fulfillment Network (EFN) Up to 5 EFN fee (Domestic + cross border fee) 3-5 days

Are ASINs enrolled in Small and Light eligible?

No, ASINs enrolled in Small and Light will not be eligible for EU Export, the European Fulfillment Network or Pan-European FBA. You must ensure that your FBA Small and Light SKU is for Germany only. If an FBA Small and Light SKU has been inadvertently enabled for the European Fulfillment Network or Pan-European FBA after you enrolled it on the Small and Light program, please deactivate it.

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