Customer safety is of paramount importance to Amazon. Customers need to be confident that they will find a comprehensive selection of safe, reliable and compliant products on Amazon, no matter who the seller is.
Therefore, as a seller, you need to understand and comply with Amazon’s policies on product safety and compliance. This will increase your chances of succeeding on Amazon, as well as help you avoid practices that could lead to penalties or blocked listings, or even prevent you from selling on Amazon.
The requirements to list your products may differ based on the product and country you are selling in so please ensure you consult your legal counsel and/or supplier to ensure you have all of the relevant information.
The UK is due to formally leave the EU’s Single Market and Customs Union from January 1, 2021. If you are based in the UK or selling products in the UK, you may be affected by Brexit. To understand how this change impacts you, Amazon has created a dedicated page to explain requirements relating to Brexit. Please click here to review the specific changes relating to Product Compliance requirements.
It is important to note that for Northern Ireland, the CE mark will continue to be the conformity assessment mark for most goods to show they meet EU rules.You may also need to apply the UK(NI) mark if you choose to use UK bodies for approvals or certification. Any conformity mark held by a Northern Ireland business which validates the goods for sale in Northern Ireland will be valid for the whole of the UK.
In addition to the below existing regulations, on July 16, 2021, a new EU Regulation on product safety (called the “Market Surveillance and Compliance of Products Regulation”) comes into effect. This new regulation adds the requirement for CE-marked products to have someone present in the European Union acting as the point of contact (POC) for product compliance (a “Responsible Person”). We have added additional content here to help you prepare for this new regulation.
|Electrical/Electronic equipment||Toys & Games|
|Chemical related regulations||Pharmaceuticals/Cosmetics|
|Other Product Safety Directives/Regulations||Other CE marking directives/regulations|
Listed below are the Help pages that we recommend you read to ensure that you are listing safe and compliant products.