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Restricted products and dangerous goods (hazmat) for Amazon Global Logistics

Restricted products and dangerous goods (hazmat) require additional permits or authorisations for importation via Amazon Global Logistics and FBA as a whole.

Restricted products

Products subject to restrictions include the following:

  • Agricultural products
  • Plants and seeds
  • Food
  • Alcohol (prohibited)
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medical devices, drugs and medication
  • Vehicle tyres (prohibited)
  • Pesticides

Make sure to review the pages below before listing a product (note that the examples in these pages do not include every restricted or prohibited product):

FBA prohibited products

Expiry-dated FBA inventory

Meltable FBA inventory

European Commission Taxation and Customs Union

Important: Failure to comply with product preparation requirements, government safety requirements and product restrictions may result in one or more of the following for both your Amazon Global Logistics shipments and all other FBA shipments: refusal of inventory at the fulfilment centre, disposal or return of inventory, the blocking of future FBA shipments and charges for preparation or non-compliance.

We encourage you to consult with your legal counsel if you have questions about the laws and regulations concerning your products. Even where a product is listed as an Example of Permitted Listings, all products and listings must also comply with applicable laws. For more information, see Restricted products.

Dangerous goods

Dangerous goods (also called hazmat) are regulated substances or materials that may pose a risk during storing, handling or transporting because they contain flammable, pressurised, corrosive or otherwise harmful substances. ‘Dangerous goods’ also refers to consumer products such as laptops, smartphones, household cleaners, spray paints and cosmetics.

Amazon Global Logistics prohibits all dangerous goods except these Section II lithium batteries:

  • UN3481 for 1) packing instruction (PI) 966 lithium ion batteries packed with equipment and 2) PI 967 lithium ion batteries contained in equipment
  • UN3091 for 1) PI 969 lithium metal batteries packed with equipment and 2) PI 970 lithium metal batteries contained in equipment

Note that standalone lithium ion batteries (UN3480) and lithium metal batteries (UN3090) are prohibited. Amazon also reserves the right to reject certain products, even if they fall into the above categories. For more information, see Requirements for lithium batteries or products that ship with lithium batteries.

The following transport labels and marks are required for Amazon Global Logistics ocean and air freight:

Class Division Name Transport mark
9 - Section II Lithium Ion Batteries in or with Equipment
9 - Section II Lithium Metal Batteries in or with Equipment
Note: Do not use the images above to label your shipments. They are for information only.

Additional dangerous goods information

Some products that are regulated as dangerous goods do not require warning labels or phrases (for example, cosmetics and speakers containing magnetised material). A product without labels or warnings might still be categorised and regulated as a dangerous good.

For more information, see the dangerous goods identification guide, required information and documentation, and review process.

If you think your product might be regulated as a dangerous good, ask the manufacturer or supplier. These pages also offer more information:

Depending upon your location, other country-specific or local regulations may also apply:

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