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Quick Reference German Packaging Regulations

Question: As an FBA seller, do I have any obligations derived from German Packaging regulations with regard to the Amazon shipping packages used for my items?

Answer: No.  Amazon fulfills all obligations arising from German packaging regulations for the Amazon shipping packaging and filling material used for FBA items dispatched to end customers. 

Question: Which types of packaging are outside of Amazon's sphere of responsibility?

Answer: Amazon is not responsible for:

  1. Shipping packaging, repackaging, or sales packaging transferred to an Amazon warehouse or which is provided by the seller to facilitate returns; this refers to the packaging of the product itself, for instance, as well as to paperboard pallets or film where a large number of items are grouped into one shipment, filling material, cartons etc.

  2. All packaging undertaken and provided by you, as the seller, outside of the scope of the FBA agreement with Amazon (simple seller transactions on that do not involve FBA).

Question: Where can I get more information?

Answer: Please contact your local chamber of commerce and industry or an organization responsible for collecting and disposing of sales packaging in the framework of the German dual recycling system.

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