Brexit FAQs: Amazon Partnered Carrier programme, FBA inventory storage limits, MFN and more


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To help you stay informed of changes that may affect your business on Amazon, we have consolidated important updates and frequently asked questions related to Brexit on the Prepare your Amazon Business for Brexit help page. We will provide updates as they are released, so check back regularly.

What is happening to the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme after Brexit?

Starting January 1, 2021, there will be an updated workflow for shipments between the UK and the EU using the Amazon Partnered Carrier programme. Sellers will need to be customs compliant when shipping goods across the UK-EU border. For details, see 'Prepare your Amazon business for Brexit'. Once you have booked your shipment, new steps are required to clear customs. For more information, visit cross-border shipment workflow frequently asked questions.

How do I remove inventory that is on the other side of the new customs border?

You will need to create a local removal request within the UK or within the EU region, by doing the following:

  1. Add a local return address: In Seller Central, select Settings, click Account Info, click Return Address in the Shipping and Returns Information section, and then click Return Address Settings.
  2. Identify your local inventory: From the Daily inventory help page.
  3. Create a local removal order: Choose the country from which your inventory should be removed using a removal file. For more information, see cross-border removal using a removal order file.

Once your inventory has been removed to a local address, you are then responsible for having these items shipped back across the customs border to your own premises. You can use one of our trusted service providers to arrange storage and shipping of your inventory. Refer to our Service Provider Network here.

Note: You will contract directly with that provider, who will provide services to you at your discretion.

Changes to UK VAT on eCommerce legislation

From January 1, 2021, the UK is expected to introduce a new set of VAT rules, which may change the way that VAT is accounted for on your sales to UK customers. Visit UK VAT on eCommerce legislation for further information.

Find more information, including nine additional FAQs, on our Brexit help page.