You must comply with all applicable laws when importing, exporting and selling items on Amazon, including the trade control laws of the United States or other jurisdictions. These laws include, but are not limited to the U.S. sanctions laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") administered by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC"); and the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"). Depending on your location, the country of export, the country of import, the country of origin of the items, and other factors, additional laws and regulations from the United States and other jurisdictions may apply. You are responsible for determining all applicable trade control laws (including U.S. and non-U.S.), obtaining any required government authorizations, and are liable for any penalties resulting from non-compliance.
Export control and economic sanctions laws in the United States and a number of other countries prohibit or restrict unlicensed transactions with parties (i.e., individuals, entities, government regimes) identified as engaging in terrorism, narcotics trafficking, weapons proliferation and other activities that threaten those countries' national security, foreign policies or economies ("Denied Parties"). Various government agencies publish lists of such parties ("Denied Parties Lists"). In addition, many countries maintain trade sanctions and embargo programs against specific countries and regions ("Sanctioned Countries"), such that unauthorized transactions involving these Sanctioned Countries are prohibited or restricted.
In order to comply with these and other legal requirements, it is Amazon general policy that items imported from or originating in the following countries and regions may not be sold on Amazon:
No shipments or sales to parties in any of these countries may be conducted through Amazon.
Accounts may not be opened or affiliated with a country or region that Amazon does not support.
Additionally, Amazon does not do business with or otherwise engage in or facilitate transactions involving individuals or entities that are subject to sanctions or other applicable trade control restrictions. This includes, but is not limited to parties listed on: the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE) Lists maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury; the Entity List, Unverified List and Denied Persons List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Consolidated list of persons, groups and entities subject to EU financial sanctions maintained by the European Union; the Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets maintained by Her Majesty's Treasury in the United Kingdom; the Consolidated List of Names, maintained by the Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. This also includes certain parties that are owned or controlled by Denied Parties.
You must ascertain and comply with any additional sanctions compliance requirements that apply to your transactions, including updates to U.S. law. Non-compliance with U.S. sanctions laws and regulations can result in significant civil and criminal monetary penalties as well as possible imprisonment, seizure of goods, and a bar from conducting business with U.S. companies.
Please see Amazon’s Conditions of Use for additional information.
Certain products (e.g., military ordnance and vehicles, certain firearm scopes, night vision goggles, body armor, and related software and technical data covered under 22 C.F.R. Part 121) are considered "defense" items subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State and are controlled under the ITAR. Exports (as defined in the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement and 22 C.F.R. 120.1, which include release to "foreign persons" inside or outside the United States) of all items governed by the ITAR require a license, a license exemption, or other approval from the U.S. Department of State. You are responsible for obtaining such licenses and all other applicable compliance obligations. Non-compliance with the ITAR can result in civil penalties as high as $500,000 per violation, criminal penalties up to $1,000,000 and 10 years imprisonment per violation, and/or a bar from conducting business with U.S. companies.
Other items considered "dual-use" (i.e., having both a defense and commercial purpose) may be subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Commerce and controlled under the EAR. An export license or other approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce may be required. You are responsible for obtaining such licenses and all other applicable compliance obligations. Non-compliance with the EAR can result in civil penalties as high as $250,000 per violation or twice the amount of the transaction that is the basis of the violation, criminal penalties up to $1,000,000 in fines and 20 years imprisonment per violation, and/or loss of export privileges.
BIS has the licensing authority over the export and re-export of items considered to be "dual-use." Learn more about items controlled under the EAR.