Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all laws, regulations and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.
The content below is for guidance only. Amazon reserves the right to remove any listing it considers to be inappropriate for sale for any reason.
You are generally permitted to sell electronics products that (1) are legal for sale, (2) comply with the relevant legislation, (3) do not interfere with other electronics, and (4) where applicable, are CE marked.
Examples of Permitted Listings
Reminder: all listings and products must comply with all laws and regulations.
- Low-power radio transmitters
- Extended coverage high frequency transceivers licensed by Ofcom
- Cordless telephones that comply with the DECT standard and that operate within the permitted bands
Examples of Prohibited Listings
- Products capable of blocking, jamming or interfering with licensed or authorised radio communications, such as phones, GPS, radar etc.
- Mobile phone repeaters/boosters or enhancers
- Odometer modification devices to tamper with the recorded mileage on a motor vehicle
- Products that descramble, or gain access to, cable or satellite television services without permission
- Portable lasers such as laser pointers, laser flares, laser pens, pet laser pointer toy, 303 laser products and laser projectors
- Video game emulators and game enhancers (except for silver discs)
- Smart card programmers and unloopers
- AdBlue CAN-Emulators
- Modification chips for game consoles (for example, R3, R4, R5, R6, M3, N5 for Nintendo; Pandora for PSP)
- Kindle batteries
- Spy cameras with an audio-recording function, or which use the 1.2Ghz band or with an output exceeding 10mW
- Credit card reader terminals and portable magnetic stripe card-readers
- Mobile phones sold with services contracts
- Certain streaming media players, voice assistant devices, and related accessories
- Cylindrical lithium ion cell battery types: 14500, 16340, 18650, 20700,
21700, and 26650
- Internet connected devices, such as smartwatches, listed with information which may compromise the security of an item (for example, default password information).
Please note: Sellers who list prohibited items can have their selling permissions removed, either temporarily or permanently.
Streaming media players
Products offered for sale on Amazon should not promote, suggest the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. Any streaming media player or other device that violates this policy is prohibited from sale on Amazon.
It is your responsibility to source and sell products that do not promote, promise the facilitation of, or actively enable the infringement of or unauthorized access to digital media or other protected content. If you sell these products, we may immediately suspend or terminate your selling privileges and destroy inventory in our fulfillment centers without reimbursement. In addition, if we determine that your account has been used to engage in fraud or other illegal activity, remittances and payments may be withheld or forfeited.
Related Amazon Help Pages
Additional Useful Information
- Website for Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry, http://www.ofcom.org.uk/
- European Commission website on electrical engineering, low voltage, electromagnetic compatibility and other EU regulations, http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/electrical/documents/index_en.htm
- European Commission website on harmonised standards, http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/harmonised-standards/index_en.htm
- UK Interface Requirements for Licence Exempt Short Range Devices, http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/spectrum/spectrum-policy-area/spectrum-management/research-guidelines-tech-info/interface-requirements/IR_2030-june2014.pdf
- UK Interface Requirements 2011 for analogue and digital cordless telephony service, http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/spectrum/spectrum-policy-area/spectrum-management/research-guidelines-tech-info/interface-requirements/ukinterface2011.pdf
- Website of the Health and Safety Executive on the EU law on the supply of new products, http://www.hse.gov.uk/work-equipment-machinery/european-community-law-supply-new-products.htm#electrical-equipment
- UK Government guidance on the import and export of electronic goods, https://www.gov.uk/importing-and-exporting-electronic-goods#more-like-this
- EU Regulation of 2013 on enforcement of intellectual property rights and anti-counterfeit measures, http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/documents/eu-revenue/r608_2013_en.pdf
- HMRC Notice on how UK Customs enforces the EU Regulation, http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageLibrary_ShowContent&id=HMCE_CL_000244&propertyType=document