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Amazon Debarred Seller Policy

Amazon sellers must proactively inform Amazon if they are designated on any list of prohibited or restricted parties, or owned or controlled by such a party, including but not limited to the lists maintained by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) System for Award Management (

It is each seller's responsibility to monitor whether they are placed on any government exclusion or debarment list(s). Sellers who are included on these lists, who are referred to as "debarred sellers,” must proactively inform Amazon by contacting Amazon's Seller Support through Seller Central.

Failure to do so might be considered as a violation of Amazon's Selling Policies as outlined in the Amazon Services Business Solutions Agreement.

Debarred sellers must proactively provide the following information to Amazon:

  1. Seller ID
  2. Name of the Entity that was debarred
  3. Relation of the debarred entity and/or individual with the seller
  4. Name of the government exclusion or debarment list
  5. Documentation received from the government agencies (if available)

Amazon periodically monitors its sellers against certain government exclusion or debarment lists.

However, it is the seller's responsibility to comply with Amazon's Debarred Seller Policy.

For Amazon Business (AB) customers, Amazon will identify offers from sellers that are debarred sellers. The offers from debarred sellers will be badged for AB customers that opt-into this debarment feature.

Some AB customers might decide to not purchase the offers from debarred sellers, which will likely have no impact to a seller's selling privileges. Moreover, the debarment feature is not available to Amazon's consumer (non-business) customers or Amazon's business customers that have not enabled this feature.

Sellers must work with appropriate government agencies for resolution if they believe that they are incorrectly placed on an exclusion or debarment list.

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