The Partnered Carrier program allows you to send your Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) inventory from India to fulfillment centers in the US. The program enables you to commercially ship your FBA shipments in a cost-effective manner. Once the partnered carrier picks up your shipment, they will handle shipping from customs clearances to delivery to an Amazon fulfillment center. Doorstep pickup and drop-off at a carrier facility in India is available.
Below is a detailed list of program features:
You can book shipments, enter customs information, schedule pickup by the carrier, and pay logistics freight charges directly in Seller Central while creating your FBA shipment.
You don’t need to create a separate account with the carrier or do any credit checks to use the Partnered Carrier program for global shipments. Just make sure that your shipment documents and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) documents are ready at the time of pickup. KYC documents establish your proof of identity and address.
Partnered carrier shipments will be commercially cleared, with the carrier taking care of both origin and destinations customs clearance.
You can rely on Amazon’s negotiated rates along with seamless Seller Central integrated payments.
Once you schedule pickup from your location, the carrier will come to your door for pickup and will take ownership for delivery to a US fulfillment center.
You can track the status of your FBA shipment within Seller Central.
This program offers an express shipping solution. The average delivery time will be 6 to 8 business days for FedEx International (Priority) and 14 to 16 business days for FedEx International (Economy).
You can buy shipping by using the existing FBA workflow for sending your shipments to fulfillment centers. The shipping options available to you will be based on the ship-from location that you provide. Book an FBA shipment with a participating carrier in eight steps.
KYC documents, required for all shipments:
All documents must be signed by a director or authorized signatory.
Clearance documents required
|Document||Required for IPHV||Required for CSB-V||Number of copies required|
|Carrier shipper’s letter of instruction (SLI)||2 copies|
|Commercial invoice (CSB-V)||1 original plus 5 copies*|
|Commercial invoice (IPHV)||1 original plus 5 copies*|
|Packing list||1 original plus 5 copies*|
|Export value declaration||2 copies|
|Good and services tax identification number (GSTIN) certificate||1 copy|
|Copy of the importer-exporter code (IEC)||2 copies|
|Authorized dealer (AD) code letter||2 copies|
Note: Effective January 2022, the Transporter ID for your shipment may be different based on where you are shipping from.
For a shipment valued above INR 50,000, you will use one of the following Transporter IDs for Part A of the GST E-way bill form:
The E-way bill must be generated from the GSTIN Portal.
* The five copies must be on company letterhead.
Regulatory documents required, specific to commodity
You may be required to download and share some of the documents below, depending on the product commodity, per applicable regulations in India and the US. Work with a compliance consultant to identify the specific documents that are required for your products.
For guidance on product-specific documentation, contact your compliance consultant or contact a third-party service provider on the Service Provider Network.
Shipments that are destined for Amazon fulfillment centers require the following information for accurate and effective clearance:
For general regulatory questions about US import or export issues before you ship, email the Regulatory Consulting Group at email@example.com.
If a shipment is subject to clearance requirements for partner government agencies (PGA) that require a US presence, additional restrictions will apply. These requirements apply to commodities that are overseen by agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Dangerous goods, or hazardous materials, may not be sent using the Partnered Carrier program for global shipments. To ensure safe transportation, dangerous goods must comply with all applicable regulations. To learn more, visit FBA Dangerous Goods program.
FedEx International (Economy): 14 to 16 business days
FedEx International (Priority): 6 to 8 business days
|Customs and duties||
FedEx will provide customs clearance services at origin and destination. You will act as exporter of record. In case of formal clearance, for invoices with a value of more than $500,000*, you will act as the non-resident importer of record.
|Customer and claims support||
International services: 1 800-22-6161 or 1 800-209-6161
Domestic services: 1 800-419-4343
|Collection frequency||Monday to Saturday|
FedEx reserves the right to refuse pickup and cancel the order for any reason, including the following:
You will have 24 hours to cancel the pickup through Seller Central. If you want to cancel after that, contact Selling Partner Support.
|Importing to US fulfillment centers||
Follow the FedEx compliance guidelines on this page for accurate and effective clearance of shipments. You can also contact a third-party service provider on our Service Provider Network. For example, Stelcore or Parshotam & Associates can provide IOR services for PGA commodities.
Below is a non-inclusive list of examples of commodities that are subject to PGA clearance requirements and require a US sold-to party, other than the fulfillment center, to be on the shipping documentation for the items to enter the US:
|Terms and conditions||FedEx International Economy and FedEx International Priority terms and conditions|