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This article applies to selling in: Japan

Document requirements to sell Safety Risk Products

Amazon helps you to ensure that you are providing the best and highest quality products to customers. Requesting proof of compliance with regulations and governmental certifications are one of several ways Amazon works toward helping you to provide safe products. Please review the documents you may need to provide when applying to list your products on Amazon.

The documents required to list your products may differ based on the product you are listing and the requirements to sell a specific product in a particular country.

Documents that may be accepted include:

  • Invoices
  • Pictures of product packaging


Product Packaging Picture:

Amazon requires a picture or set of pictures of the product or its packaging to ensure the product meets labeling requirements for Japan. Amazon does not accept mock-up label designs or computer-generated images but rather requires actual photographs of the product or its packaging from all sides, instead of using an existing image from the internet.


An invoice is a document that shows the purchase and transfer of products from a manufacturer or distributor to a reseller. We require the address of the place of purchase, the Seller address (which is listed within your Seller Central account), the date, and amount of products purchased amongst all other items on the invoice (prices may be blacked out). Please not that Amazon may contact a supplier to confirm the validity of the invoice.

Documents that will not be accepted as invoices:

  • Pro-Forma Invoices – a quote or estimated invoice sent in advance of a shipment, which is not a demand for payment showing items shipped.
  • Sales or Purchase Orders – an order for units of product sent by the purchasing company.
  • Receipts or Order Confirmations – confirmation that an order was made, whether in a physical store or through an online retailer.

For more information about selling products with safety selling restrictions see Selling Restrictions on Safety Risk Products and Recalls & Product Safety.

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