You may no longer be able to sell on Amazon From 01 March 2019


You have missed my point. I was wondering about the US sellers I have looked at. Very few have any VAT number uploaded to Amazon. A few others have a UK VAT number.

Does this mean they will all be banned in 2 weeks?


They certainly should be, by both the German law and Amazon’s notifications they would be in breach so auto banned.

  1. There is precedent from last year when lots of non-UK sellers were banned from, basically same reason, just the other way around.

  2. Not showing a GB-VAT-ID does not necessarily mean they don’t have one. It all depends on Amazons robots to update the pages properly and in time.


If they have a number why would they not upload it? This is what I was pondering in my earlier post.


How did you apply for that offer? I received similar email with no links or reply back option so not sure how to take it up on that? Also, emailed Seller support, they don’t seem to have a clue.


REcently we received repeated emails from to ask us to submit vat certificate. But we thought we did not have inventory in Germany and our sales are far less than vat registration threshold of euro 100,000. So we did not submit. But today suspended out account due to missing vat certificate reason. We are appealing to reactivate our account as we are not required to register. Is any seller having similar situation now?


What do you mean by ‘’ we thought ‘’ .


Hi Magical,

Thank you for your reply. We don’t have inventory in Germany and we do not reach the threshold, so we thought we are not required.


They seem a bit inconsistent (I don’t know why I am surprised). I can still see loads of US sellers that are showing a GB VAT number. They have not been suspended.

I wonder if they will be too.



When I click on the link it says I do not have access. What is the gist?



Google translate as

So, today it happened, has blocked our account. For a reason that Amazon itself created, and for which there is NO way out. Unhappy, and ridiculous. Amazon has already told us months ago that we have a …


Hi Paul
Click on link then, change UK to Germany on the drop down list and it will open up.


We also have the same situation. US business. DE Account suspended. We don’t pass the threshold required for Germany VAT registration so we didn’t do that. What to do now?


Our account was blocked yesterday. Now we are appealing to Amazon about their blocking with the reason our sales did not reach the threshold. So far we did not get their reply yet. Today we sent complaints to Amazon and explained the real difficulty from small sellers like us. We told them registering a VAT is not a issue, but the real issue is accounting cost. We have checked most accounting is charging over euro1000 a year. When your sales are small, it takes too big portion to cover the cost. We suggest all sellers send complaints to Amazon and let them know our difficulty. Maybe there will be some policy changes.


No offence intended, but your acounting costs are not actually Amazon’s concern.
You either comply with their requirements, and the law, or you don’t get to sell. They are not going to make exceptions for you and others who cannot do the accounting themselves and find the costs too high to contract out.


Welcome to the real world.
What makes you think accounting should be free of charge? Or the need to pay for accounting is unfair and therefor you don’t want to pay taxes?!?
The rules are pretty much the same for everyone. Btw. we pay several thousands of EUR per year for accounting, even doing 95% of the work.


It does not mean we are looking for free accounting. It means when accounting cost is too high for small sales, it makes no sense to sell.


Then Amazon have done you a favour in closing your DE listings and saving you the hassle of doing so.


you mean ‘disable’ not domestic?