Amazon will not be responsible for or collect any duties, taxes or shipping costs associated with FBA inventory. All shipments are required to use Delivered Duty Paid (DDP), or sometimes referred to as “Free Domicile,” shipping terms. Any shipment arriving at an Amazon fulfillment center with collect charges, including any duties, taxes or shipping costs, will be refused without further concession.
Broadly speaking, Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) means that the seller delivers the goods when the goods are placed at the disposal of the buyer, cleared for import on the arriving means of transport, and ready for unloading at the named place of delivery.
For Amazon sellers to purchase in China, the entire process is usually composed of goods manufacturers, Amazon sellers and transportation companies. It is impossible for the manufacturer to provide transportation services. Even if the manufacturer said that they will ship from China to the amazon FBA warehouse, they are also employed by the a third-party transportation company. Therefore, the DDP service for FBA transportation is not provided by the manufacturer, but by the transportation company.
Unless the local customs requires some documents, licenses when the goods are in customs clearance, the shipping companies will have to contact Amazon sellers. In most cases, the shipping company that provides the DDP service will handle the whole delivery process. They fill finish customs clearance and pay the import duty and export duty of goods, and delivery the goods to the designated Amazon FBA warehouse, Amazon sellers only need to wait for the goods to be delivered, also can use the waybill number to check the shipping status of the goods online.
We can provide DDP shipping services for most Amazon FBA except the Amazon FBA in Japan. For the shipping from China to Amazon FBA in Japan, although we provide Delivered Duty Unpaid (DDU) shipping, you can also choose our business partners as importers to carry out related import and export, they will finish the customs clearance and pay the import duty and export duty of goods. And we will finish the delivery job to send the goods to your Amazon FBA warehouse.