This article applies to selling in: United Arab Emirates

FBA Export

FBA Shipping Programs and Export policy

Note: Any Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) related information on this page applies to sellers, who sell internationally on the Amazon.ae site. If you are looking to list and sell your products in any of our other marketplaces, visit Amazon Global Selling.

The FBA Shipping Programs and Export (“FBA Export”) allows you to fulfill orders of eligible products on Amazon.ae to a mailing address that is not within United Arab Emirates (UAE) . With this program, you will be able to expand your business to export eligible countries without dealing with the complexities of selling internationally at no additional charge or effort for you. For more information, refer to FBA Export list of supported countries.

FBA Export enrollment

FBA Shipping Program and Export currently offers two options:
  • Disabled: Only customers with delivery addresses in United Arab Emirates can order your FBA products.
  • Middle East: Customers with delivery addresses outside the United Arab Emirates (export eligible countries) can order your FBA products as well as customers with delivery addresses in the United Arab Emirates.

Each Seller account is automatically enabled for "Middle East FBA Exports" unless you disable this program.

By enrolling in Middle East FBA Export, you authorize Amazon and its affiliates to determine that goods can be exported out of the UAE on your behalf (Amazon can issue or sign invoices “on behalf” of the seller), as required. The commercial invoice will itemize and describe the contents of the shipment and authorize brokers and other third parties to execute additional documents necessary for the export of your products.

Certain items are controlled for export under the laws of the UAE and the United States and cannot be listed for FBA Export.

Typically this is because they:

  • have a specific military use.
  • have a dual civilian and military use.
  • contain or are made from endangered or protected species.
  • can be used for repression or torture.
  • have cultural significance.
  • contain substances that damage the environment or ozone layer.

For more information on Export Controls & Regulations, see the List of Export Controls & Regulations section below.

How to edit your FBA Export settings

FBA export settings are marketplace specific. To edit your FBA Export settings, click Fulfillment by Amazon under Settings in Seller Central. You can edit FBA Export for AE under Export Settings group. To discontinue to export your FBA products you can change your settings in the same page or exclude an ASIN from this program.

Check for Export eligible products

For a list of products from your FBA inventory that are eligible for FBA Export, refer to Exportable Inventory report.

  • Go to Reports tab
  • Click Fulfillment
  • Click Show more under Inventory
You can check the list, even if you have FBA Export disabled. We update this report periodically, so if you have no exportable products now, check again later. To access the report, go to Amazon Fulfillment Reports.

In the FBA Export program, you use product listings in your Seller Central account to sell FBA Export-eligible products to international customers shopping on Amazon.ae. Amazon does not charge an additional seller fee.

There are instances where products are indicated as restricted from international shipping on the above FBA Exportable Inventory report:

  • ASINs that cannot be shipped cross-border (ineligible exportability status): For more information on FBA products excluded from exports, go to FBA prohibited products.
  • ASINs Not Yet Processed (un-addressable exportability status): These are items that are awaiting review for an eligibility determination. We process new ASINs for eligibility once a month. Ensure that your product contains either a full product description or bullet point to ensure it is processed for eligibility in the next cycle.

Amazon generates a report that helps you identify your products that are eligible for FBA Export, fulfills your international orders, handles import duty and customs clearance where applicable, and ships your product to the international buyer’s address.

Exclude products or countries from the Middle East Shipping and Export program

If you have concerns that distribution agreements might limit where your products can be sold overseas, you can opt out of FBA Export, exclude certain products from the program or exclude country and destinations from export.

To exclude specific ASINs from the FBA Export program go to FBA Export: Exclude countries/regions per product.

To exclude your products from being exportable to any country, go to Shipping Program and Export settings and click Edit in the Shipping restrictions section.

FBA Export sales report

With FBA Export, international customers can order your products that are eligible for the program. To view a sales report for your FBA exports, go to Reports tab and click Fulfillment. Click Amazon Fulfilled Shipments under Sales. To see your FBA Export international orders, filter the ship-to destination country. To access the report, go to Amazon Fulfilled Shipments.

For API Sellers, the enumeration value is _GET_AMAZON_FULFILLED_SHIPMENTS_DATA_.

International returns for FBA Export

With FBA Export, Amazon provides fulfillment and customer service for your orders, including processing buyer returns. Amazon uses Amazon’s return policies to determine whether a unit is eligible to be returned. However, to ensure a good buyer experience, Amazon will make case-by-case exceptions and accept returns for units fulfilled through FBA that may be past the stated return time frame. For more details, refer to Return Shipping.

When a buyer returns a product, the standard Amazon returns policy will be followed. If the returned product is received in sellable condition, it will be returned to the original seller’s inventory. If the returned product is not in sellable condition, Amazon will determine who is at fault (Amazon or Seller or the buyer) and make reimbursement according to the FBA lost and damaged inventory reimbursement policy. For more information, see FBA customer returns policy.

List of Export Controls & Regulations

UAE

Federal Law no. 13 of 2007 concerting the Commodities Subject to the Import and Export Control

Cabinet Resolution No. 50 of 2020 Concerning the Schedule of Strategic Goods attached to Federal Law no 13 of 2017 on goods subject to import and export controls

GCC Common Customs Law 2002

Federal Law No. 13 of 2004 concerning control over the imports, exports and transit of raw diamond

Ministerial Resolution No. (35) of 2004 On Determining the Official Entry Points of Importing, Exporting and Re-exporting of Enlisted Species in the Annexes of the CITES

Resolution MAF and FEE no. 368 of 2004 Concerning the Regulation of Caviar Import, Export and Trade

Resolution MAF and FEE no. 369 of 2004 on the Regulation of Import, Export, Re-export and Sale of Animals and Ornamental Birds

Federal Decree no. 76 of 2006 Concerning Convention for Necessary Measures that must be Taken to Prohibit and Prevent Import, Export and Transfer of Cultural Properties Ownership by Unlawful Means

Ministerial Resolution No. 488 of 2012 Concerning Regulating the Import, Export and Re-export of Endangered Animals and Plants from or to States not members to the CITES Convention

Ministerial Resolution No. (204) of 2016 concerning the Conditions Regulating the Import of Cats and Dogs

Ministerial Resolution No. 14 of 2016 On the Control of Imported Food for Non-Commercial Purposes

Ministerial Resolution No. 335 of 2018 On Regulating the Import of Live Animals, Their Products and Waste

Ministerial Resolution No. (409) of 2009 issuing the Regulations for the Pesticides Act in the countries of the GCC (Refer to Chapter Three)

Ministerial Resolution No. 135 of 1983 concerning Organizing the Import of Organic Fertilizers

Ministerial Resolution No. 558 of 2010 Concerning the Requirements of Importing Manufactured Animal

Resolution No. 223 of 2002 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries concerning the import of honey bees

Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs - Restricted and Prohibited Goods

Dubai Customs - Prohibited and Restricted Goods

United States

US Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Frequently asked questions

Which country or countries might Amazon ship my products?

Middle East: To all export eligible countries from Amazon.ae. For more details, go to FBA Export list of supported countries.

If I sign up for FBA Export for the United Arab Emirates, will my FBA products be listed for sale on other Amazon marketplaces?

No. Your FBA products will only be available for sale on the Amazon marketplaces where you are the seller, such as Amazon.ae only. The products are not listed on other marketplaces but are available for customers with a delivery address in export eligible countries from Amazon.ae only.

Do I need to complete any customs declarations or pay any customs duties if my products are purchased for delivery an address outside the UAE as part of the FBA Exports program?

Export of goods: Amazon will facilitate any customs declarations required for the delivery of your products from our Fulfilment Center(s) to customer delivery addresses outside the UAE and facilitate payment of any applicable customs duties payable for import to the recipient’s country.

Import of goods: Amazon will facilitate import of goods back into the UAE in case of customer returns (including any customs declarations required or customs duty paid).

What tax reporting requirements will I have if my FBA products are shipped to another country?

You are solely responsible for the calculation, invoicing, reporting and payment of all duties, taxes, or other deductions regarding the transit of your goods. Consult your lawyer or your tax adviser for further information.

Do I have to collect VAT for items exported to another country?

Export of goods are generally taxable at zero rate of VAT, however destination countries import duties and taxes will be applicable on such supply. As the Importer on Record (IOR) in destination country, customer is responsible for payment of custom duty and taxes. The duties and taxes are collected during the checkout process (Import Fee Deposit – IFD) and reimbursed to the broker/agent. Hence the seller does not have to account/manage it. Please note that the above is only a general guidance and you must consult your tax advisors to understand detailed tax implications on your exports outside UAE.

Important: You are solely responsible for the calculation, invoicing, reporting and payment of all duties, taxes, surveys or other deductions.

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