This article applies to selling in: Singapore

Categories and products that require approval

We want customers to be able to shop with confidence on Amazon. For certain products and categories, Amazon might require additional fees, performance checks, and other qualifications.

Restricted products

Certain products may not be listed at all on Amazon. Learn more in our Restricted Products Policy.

Categories that require approval

You are required to obtain approval from Amazon before listing in certain product categories.

The following categories listed below currently require approval. Click the category that you are interested in selling in and follow the instructions to submit your application.

Products that require approval

Even if selling in a category does not require approval from Amazon, selling certain products may require approval:

  • Amazon’s policies require that certain products sold via Amazon meet specified certification standards. For more information, visit: Products requiring additional approvals .
  • Although listing products in certain categories such as Consumer Electronics and Kitchen is generally open to all sellers, sales of specified Controlled oods may require additional approval. If you have received a message that the product you want to list is restricted to approved sellers, contact us for approval.
  • The sale of medical devices is regulated in Singapore and a valid manufacturer’s, importer’s or wholesaler’s license is required to list these products. If you have received a message that the product you want to list is restricted to approved sellers, contact us for approval.
  • The sale of pre-packaged/processed food containing meat will require additional documentation and approval. If you want to list these products, contact us for approval.

Request approval

Sellers must meet additional qualifications to sell certain brands or list within certain categories on Amazon. Follow these steps to apply for approval:


  1. From the Inventory menu, select Add a Product.
  2. Search for the item that you want to sell.
  3. In the search results, click the Show limitations link next to the item.
  4. Click the Request Approval button to begin the application process.

To check the status of an application, return to the Add a Product tool and click the Manage your selling applications link.

Restricted products

Certain products may not be listed at all on Amazon. Learn more in our Selling Policies.

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