Brexit and implications for Amazon sellers

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Brexit and implications for Amazon sellers

Please make sure your business is Brexit-ready or you prepare your business for upcoming on January 1, 2021 changes.

On January 31, 2020, the United Kingdom decided to leave the EU’ Single Market and Customs Union and entered a transition period where existing arrangements are being kept in place until December 31, 2020.

The UK is due to formally leave the EU’s from January 1, 2021.

UK-EU negotiations are ongoing and include determining what tariffs (if any) will apply, from January 1, 2021 there will be a new customs border between the UK and EU which will have an impact on every businesses working across this border, including e-commerce. Your Amazon business will continue to operate as usual until January 1, 2021. However, there are actions you can start taking now to prepare your business for the new customs borders.

The impact will be huge for Amazon sellers and partners from January 1, 2021:

  1. FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) offers using EFN (European Fulfillment Network) will not be fulfilled across the UK-EU border.
  2. Pan-European FBA inventory transfers will stop between the UK and EU (however, Pan-European Amazon FBA will continue to transfer inventory within the EU region, supporting your sales on Germany, France, Italy and Spain sites).
  3. To mitigate the impact of these changes, you should consider splitting your inventory and sending it to a fulfilment centre in the UK and the EU, so that you have sufficient stock either side of the new customs border.
  4. This may require you to ship your products across the new UK-EU customs border and provide additional information as part of a customs declaration.

FBA Prep Poland remains committed to supporting your business selling in the EU during this transition, and we will continue to provide the services to support you and help your business thrive in the future.

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