I’ve just go an Email from Amazon Japan to say that products can no longer be shipped in for VE After Apr 30, and the program will stop completely at the end of 2018. I don’t know yet if it is a global thing, or just Japan. I personally haven’t received an email from my EU account yet.
Recently, Japan has been used as a test for other marketplaces, so it may be a sign that it will be removed elsewhere. Also no news on what will happen to AMS. Although with the new headline ads, they may be looking to remove AMS too (leaving no way to target competitor listings for ads).
If anyone out there has more information, please share.
*This post originated from a post in the Amazon Japan Facebook group, “Amazon Japan PL”. The information may well have changed by the time you read this. Please check the DATE of the post before you make any decisions based on this information!