Q:FBA Product Labels
A:When you decide to ship products to Amazon fulfillment centers, please follow these general requirements. Amazon may reject, return or repackage any products that are not adequately packaged or meet the requirements of Amazon product label policy, and you’ll be responsible for any additional charges from Amazon.
Amazon systems are barcode-driven. Each unit you send to a fulfillment center requires a barcode so that it can be tracked throughout the fulfillment process.
Make sure that the label can be scanned using an RF scanner.
If there are multiple barcodes present, make sure to cover those as well. The only scannable barcode should be the Amazon product label.
Q:Differences between FBA Transportation Import Clearance And Traditional Foreign Trade Import Clearance
A:FBA sellers (called as cross-border E-commerce group) usually haven't got a real shipper and consignee at both port of origin and destination, meanwhile, Amazon clearly indicates that they will not act as a consignee to assist sellers in import customs clearance. Therefore, the shipper and consignee issue in customs clearance will be solved by the freight forwarder. Considering about the cost and operation difficulties, co-loaders prefer to combine consol shipments into one shipment for customs clearance instead of traditional LCL clearance, this kind of operation is also called double clearance mode. This mode has its own pros and cons, but there is no doubt that it’s the most suitable logistics method for cross-border e-commerce till this moment.
Q:What Is Customs Bond?
A:A customs surety bond is implemented by FMC (US Federal Maritime Commission). It’s actually a kind of insurance, and the beneficiaries are the US government and US Customs. It’s used for guaranteeing that a specific obligation will be fulfilled between customs and an importer for any given import transaction. The main purpose of a customs bond is to guarantee the payment of import duties and taxes. Not purchasing a customs bond means you are not filed in US customs. Even if you send an ISF, you are also not allowed to import goods to US, then the goods will be rejected once arrived at US and you’ll be fined either.
Q:What Is EIN?
A:EIN (Employer Identification Number), also known as the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Federal Tax Identification Number, is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification. When the number is used for identification rather than employment tax reporting, it is usually referred to as a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and when used for the purposes of reporting employment taxes, it is usually referred to as an EIN. These numbers are used for tax administration and must be not used for any other purpose.
Q:What Is EORI Number?
A:EORI stands for "Economic Operators Registration and Identification number". Any economic operator established in the customs territory of the Union needs, for customs purposes, an EORI number. Economic operators not established in the customs territory of the Union also need an EORI for a number of different situations.