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Importing from Asia and selling on Amazon? That means you are fully responsible for ensuring that your product is fully compliant with all mandatory safety standards, labeling and document requirements.
Keep reading, and you will learn if your product category requires a pre-approval, and the documentation you must provide to Amazon’s category approval team to gain access.
In addition, we also explain why you cannot rely on your supplier to help you out, if something goes wrong – in which case your account may be suspended.
Who is responsible for ensuring compliance of products sold on Amazon.com?
The Seller is always responsible for ensuring that the product is compliant with all mandatory safety standards, labeling requirements and documentation requirements.
The supplier is not responsible, which means that it’s entirely up to you – as an importer and/or Amazon seller – to go through the compliance procedures.
For example, this may include the following steps:
1. Assess all applicable safety standards and chemical restrictions that apply in the target market, and communicate these to your supplier (before production)
2. Confirm all applicable labeling requirements, and create label files that you later send to the supplier (again, before production starts)
3. Follow up with lab tests, after production
4. Create all mandatory documents, such as photocopies and declaration of conformity
What you must do to comply in practical terms depend on the product and market. Continue reading Product Compliance Requirements on Amazon: A Complete Guide