The UK government announced a moratorium on the supply/sale of disposable plastic products from October 1, 2023, the ban will include disposable plastic plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks and plastic products made of polystyrene, etc. The UK Customs will be strict on these products, so please do a good job of product control to avoid the risk of destruction and inspection.
What are the highlights of the Guidelines for the Ban on Single-Use Plastic Products (hereinafter referred to as "the Guidelines"):
🚫 Plates, bowls and trays
*Except for pre-packaged food supplied to other businesses, e.g. pre-filled salad bowls, fast food, pre-filled plates at takeaway counters, trays used to transport food.
🚫 Cutlery and balloon sticks
🚫 Polystyrene food and drink containers
*If the food or drink in the above containers requires further preparation, such as adding water, microwaving or baking, before consumption, they may be used.
Businesses will face fines if they continue to supply banned single-use plastic products after the single-use plastic ban comes into effect.
The program shutdown brings the following changes:
First, for items priced below $10 and not registered for the Light and Small program, logistics fees will be an average of $0.77 lower per item; second, for items that have been registered for the Light and Small program and are priced below $10, the delivery fee for a single item will be $0.30 more than that of the Light and Small program, and those priced in the range of $10 to $12 will be charged at the standard Amazon logistics rate; third, items priced below $10 will enjoy the standard FBA delivery timeframe, and the delivery timeframe will be improved; fourth, the volume and size of the goods will no longer be required. Fifth, goods priced below $10 will not be affected by the 2023 holiday season delivery costs.
Not only is the U.S. Asian station, the European station light small goods program will also be closed on September 26, when the low-priced goods Amazon logistics rates will be formally effective in the eight major European sites. Before that, "light small goods program" registered goods will continue to apply "light small goods program" rates. New product registration for the program will end after September 14th.