With Christmas 2020 peak and the new post-Brexit customs border comming on January 1, 2021, please find the latest information on key FBA inventory dates which should help you prepare for the upcoming changes.
While UK-EU negotiations are ongoing (including determining what tariffs, if any, will apply), from January 1, 2021 there will be a customs border between the UK and EU. Before this border is implemented, sellers using Amazon FBA must have sufficient time to manage their inventory levels in the UK and the continental European Union marketplace. December 2020 will be a busy winter period, as always, and Amazon sellers must ensure the products will arrive at their chosen destination in advanced.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Inventory removal orders from Amazon fulfillment centers for cross-border inventory will stop (i.e. removing inventory from fulfilment centres in the UK to EU addresses and from EU fulfilment centres to the UK address.
Amazon will continue to processed any removal orders removal orders created before that date, until December 31, 2020. Amazon sellers will be alloved to place local removal requests will continue to be accepted as usual (i.e. within the UK or within the EU region).
Friday, December 18, 2020
Pan-European FBA inventory transfers will stop between the UK and EU (fulfillmen centers in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, the Nederlands). From this date, you will need to send inventory to fulfilment centres in the UK and separately the EU to maintain your stock levels. Pan-European FBA inventory already placed in the EU before Friday, December 18, 2020 will continue to be used by Amazon to fulfill EU orders and Pan-European FBA inventory in the UK will continue to fulfil the UK orders.
Pan-European FBA inventory transfers will continue as usual within the EU region.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Cross-Border Fulfilment via European Fulfillment Network (EFN) and Pan-European FBA will start winding down, stopping in full on Monday, December 28, 2020. To maintain your European sales, Amazon sellers will need to send products to fulfilment centres in the UK and the EU separately.
Amazon sellers must prepare for sending goods across the UK-EU border and should also consider appointing a customs broker who will support them in dealing with customs clearance post-Brexit.