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Global Express Product Eligibility

Eligible Products

Amazon provides recommendations which of the products you have listed in US Seller Central could be exported via Global Express. These recommendations are based on the product information available for this product. Once you enroll in the Global Express program and assign SKUs to Global Express enabled Shipping Templates, customers worldwide will be able to browse, search and purchase your products on

When you expand your business to worldwide consumers outside your home marketplace and fulfill with a third-party shipping partner, you'll need to understand your obligations in the import/export process. For more information, refer to Importing and Exporting Inventory, Export Controls, Trade Control Laws, and International Trade Laws.

Products may not be eligible for Global Express for a variety of reasons, including:

Export restrictions

For certain classes of products, the laws of the source country prohibit the items from shipping internationally. For example, the US government prohibits export of military products as a matter of national security. The following types of products are generally restricted for export:

  • Weapons and imitation weapons
  • Plants, plant products, seeds, and soil
  • Animals and certain animal products
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Laser pointers and related products

Import restrictions

Although a source country may allow exports of an item, destination countries have their own policies regarding what may be imported. The policies vary by country. To avoid delays, customs clearance issues, and poor customer experience, Amazon has disabled the following types of products from Global Express (this is assessed on a country-by-country basis):

  • Alcohol
  • Weapons, weapon components, and weapon accessories, including defense sprays; BB, airsoft and paintball guns and parts; scopes; holsters; and carrying cases
  • Chemicals including pesticides, fertilizers, insecticides, industrial and automotive chemicals, and certain cleaners
  • Food, medicines, and supplements, including pet food and pet supplements
  • Medical devices including diagnostic kits, medical alert devices, and sex determination kits
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Adult products
  • Alcohol brewing equipment
  • Baby walkers, baby self-feeding devices, and car seats
  • Cryptographic electronic equipment
  • Gambling-related items and paraphernalia
  • Imitation currency

Dangerous Goods

For Dangerous Goods, carriers can have different restrictions. Please see below guidelines for partnered carriers with Global Express.

DHL: Shipping Advice for Dangerous Goods

UPS:Guide to Shipping Dangerous Goods Globally

For more information, refer Dangerous goods identification guide.

Note: Amazon’s classification is based on the product information you provided when uploading your products and any further information you may have submitted. It is your responsibility to ensure that this information is accurate, complete and updated regularly as needed. Inaccurate or incomplete information may lead to wrong classification of the product, delivery delays or other problems and impact your seller performance.
Note: Additional restrictions for particular products may apply for some or all destinations. It is your responsibility to make sure that your products are compliant with applicable laws, can be lawfully exported without any license or other authorization, and lawfully be imported into, and comply with all applicable laws of, any Global Express export-eligible country. If you are unsure, about legal requirements, please contact your legal counsel.

Legal compliance and restrictions

For using Global Express, please make sure that all eligible products can be lawfully exported without any license or other authorization, and the products can be lawfully imported into, and comply with all applicable laws of any Global Express export eligible country.

If you have concerns that distribution agreements may limit where your products can be sold overseas, you can refer to Shipping Settings and disable Global Express in Shipping Template. You can do this at any time and for any reason.
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