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Compliance for US Amazon Sellers Shipping to the UK and EU

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If you’re a US Amazon Seller looking to expand your reach to the UK and EU, it’s important to be aware of the compliance requirements in these markets. Although there are a few things you need to do, it can be made easy if you partner with the right logistics company who can deal with all aspects of compliance for US Amazon sellers. We make logistics easy.

Here are some key things to keep in mind:

  • Value-added tax (VAT): You will need to register for VAT in the UK and/or EU if your sales exceed a certain threshold. You will also be required to collect VAT from your customers and remit it to the tax authorities
  • Product safety regulations: The UK and EU have strict product safety regulations that your products must comply with. This includes things like CE marking, which is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold in the EU
  • Labeling requirements: Your products must be labeled in the correct language and must include certain information, such as the product name, ingredients, and manufacturer contact information
  • Customs clearance: When you ship goods to the UK or EU, you will need to clear them through customs. This involves providing documentation such as an invoice, packing list, and certificate of origin.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

In addition to the above requirements, you may also need to comply with Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in the UK and EU. EPR is an environmental policy that makes producers responsible for the entire life cycle of the products that they introduce on the market, from their design until end of life (including waste collection and recycling).

The specific EPR requirements vary depending on the product type. For example, in the UK, producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are required to register with an approved EPR scheme and pay a fee to cover the cost of recycling their products.

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

Responsible Person (RP)

Crossborder Logistics acts as your Responsible Person (RP) for compliance in the UK and EU. This means that we will be responsible for ensuring that your products are compliant with all of the relevant regulations, including product safety, labeling, and EPR.

As your RP, we will:

  1. Provide you with a dedicated address for your products in the UK or EU.
  2. Be available to Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies for inspection purposes.
  3. Notify you of any changes to the regulations that may affect your products.
  4. Take all necessary steps to ensure that your products remain compliant.

By acting as your RP, Crossborder Logistics can help you to:

  • Minimize your compliance risks
  • Avoid fines and penalties
  • Protect your brand reputation
  • Focus on growing your business

Here are some of the benefits of using Crossborder Logistics as your Responsible Person:

  • We have a team of experienced professionals who are familiar with the compliance requirements in the UK and EU
  • We are a trusted member of Amazon SPN, so you can be sure that we will meet their stringent requirements
  • We offer a range of services to help you stay compliant, including product safety, labeling, and EPR
  • We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service.

Compliance for US Amazon Sellers Shipping to the UK and EU

Crossborder Logistics can help you with all of your compliance needs when shipping from the US to the UK and EU.

To learn more about our compliance services, please contact us today.