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Amazon Brexit FAQs updates published
As part of their ‘Brexit Bible’, some new Amazon Brexit FAQs and information to assist you in running your business have been published. The Amazon Brexit FAQs cover the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme, the free trade agreement between the UK and the EU and advice on changes coming on shipping to Northern Ireland.
Amazon Brexit FAQs updates
Post-customs border shipping discount with the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme
To help you manage inventory transfers across the UK-EU border, Amazon are offering a limited-time promotion between the 1st of January and the 31st of March 2021 if you use an Amazon partnered carrier. This article outlines the full benefits of the programme.
Bear in mind however that the programme is temporarily suspended due to too many shipments having the incorrect paperwork.
Trade and Cooperation Agreement
In order for products to benefit from the zero tariffs, they must meet the specific rules of preferential origin established in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom. This article outlines the full details and official guidance on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
For more information, see Can I benefit from the zero tariffs agreed in the UK-EU free trade agreement? on the Prepare your Amazon Business for Brexit page.
Brexit update: Shipping orders from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland
As per the latest government announcement, for most products, there will be a 3-month grace period before customs declarations will be required when moving goods between Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, although there are a few exceptions.
This grace period will end on the 31st of March 2021, and at this time, you may be required to complete customs clearance documentation for orders sent to Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom.
This article outlines more information regarding the impact on Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) and the Merchant Fulfilled Network (MFN), along with key steps you must take to prepare based on the existing HMRC guidance.