This article applies to selling in: United Arab Emirates

Amazon’s Policy on Selling Wearable Flotation Equipment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Important: If you supply products for sale on Amazon, you must comply with all local laws and Amazon policies applicable to those products and product listings.

On this page, you will find:

  • What is a Wearable Flotation Equipment?
  • Examples of product types.
  • What is Amazon’s policy on selling Wearable Flotation Equipment in the UAE?
  • What information do I need to provide to Amazon when requested?
  • What will happen if I do not follow Amazon’s policy on selling Wearable Flotation Equipment?
  • How do I request product removal from Amazon Fulfilment Centers?
  • Additional Resources

What is Wearable Flotation Equipment?

Note: The terms “life jacket” and “buoyancy aid” apply to different types of product. Use them accurately, to match to classification shown in each product’s certification.

Buoyancy aid – Level 50: Buoyancy aids at level 50 are recommended for use by swimmers in sheltered waters or by those doing watersports where help is close at hand. However, they do not have sufficient buoyancy to protect a person who is unable to help themselves. They are not designed to turn a person from a face-down position in the water.

Life jacket – Level 100: The level 100 life jacket is recommended for use in sheltered and calm waters. It may not have sufficient buoyancy to protect a person who is unable to help themselves and may not roll an unconscious person on to their back.

Life jacket – Level 150: The level 150 life jacket is for general use on coastal and offshore waters where a high standard of performance is required. It should turn an unconscious person on to their back and requires no subsequent action by the wearer to keep their face out of the water. Its performance may be affected if the user is wearing heavy and/or waterproof clothing.

Life jacket – Level 275: The level 275 life jacket is recommended for offshore use, primarily for extreme conditions and for those wearing heavy protective clothing that may adversely affect the self-righting capacity of lesser life jackets. As with the level 150, this life jacket is designed to ensure that the wearer is floating in the correct position with their mouth and nose clear of the surface of the water.

What is Amazon’s policy on selling Wearable Flotation Equipment in the UAE?

If you are selling Flotation Equipment, you may be asked to provide documents to confirm the safety and compliance of your products. Amazon requires documentation that indicates testing compliance with standards or regulations for each product you are applying to sell.

Table 1. Flotation Equipment must meet the standard and regulation requirements listed below:
Product Regulation/Standard Requirements
Flotation Equipment - SOLAS standards

- CE Standards

Note: You certify that all materials you submit are true, authentic and accurate. Amazon may remove your selling privilages for failing to meet these safety requirements.

What information do I need to provide to Amazon when requested?

Amazon’s policies require that Flotation Equipment sold through the Amazon website meet our certification standards. Have the following documents available at all times. If you are contacted by Amazon requesting documents, please submit the following information to mea-life-safety-equipment@amazon.ae


  1. Your company name
  2. Your vendor ID or seller ID
  3. your email address
  4. Your phone number
  5. A list of ASINs you are applying to sell
  6. Confirm your products are intended for sale on amazon.ae
  7. Clear product image that displays:
    • Model number
    • SOLAS or CE marking
    • Safety instructions
    • Brand name
    • User manual in Arabic or English and Arabic languages
      Note: Any written warning/product manuals needs to be in Arabic, or Arabic and English.
  8. Declaration of Conformity (DoC) that shows compliance to SOLAS standards and CE standards.

What will happen if I do not follow Amazon’s policy on selling Wearable Flotation Equipment?

If you do not provide the required information, Amazon may:

  • Cancel your listing
  • Suspend your listing privileges
  • Suppress your ASIN(s)

Amazon reserves the right to take any further actions that are necessary and to make judgements in its sole discretion about whether or not a listing is appropriate.

How do I request removal of my products from Amazon Fulfilment centers?

If you do not appeal the suppression on your ASIN(s) or your appeal is unsuccessful, you have 30 days to create removal orders on your products from our fulfillment centers from the day you receive the suppression notification, after which Amazon may dispose of your products. Please visit the following pages for more information:

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