Getting Started with Amazon AWS
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon AWS.

Billing and Payment

Amazon AWS is priced and billed in local currency (CNY). Each month, Amazon AWS sends an invoice to the email address of the account owner. You can also view your Amazon AWS bill on the Bills page of the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. You use Amazon AWS resources first and then receive an invoice based on usage. You can then pay using either wire transfer or CBR.

Note that some features described in the AWS documentation may not be available in the current Amazon AWS release.

In the case of AWS Billing and Cost Management, the free pricing tier is not included in the China Regions.

If you want to deposit reports into an Amazon S3 bucket, in your policy, you must specify 145026535362 (instead of 386209384616) for the account ID. For more information, see Deposit Reports into an Amazon S3 Bucket in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.

Tax Settings

For each Amazon AWS account you create, you can enter your tax information on the Tax Settings page of the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. In addition to providing your name, business information, and address for tax purposes, you also specify the type of VAT invoice you want to receive from Amazon AWS.

To enter your tax information:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and choose your account name in the top navigation bar.

  2. To open the Billing console, choose Billing & Cost Management.

  3. In the Billing console, choose Tax Settings and then follow the instructions on the page.

ICP Recordal

To use Amazon AWS to host or distribute content publicly, you must complete the Internet Content Provider (ICP) recordal process. You can start the ICP recordal process through the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. You will be redirected to a third-party site that handles the process.

To file for ICP recordal:

  1. Log into the AWS Management Console and choose your account name in the top navigation bar.

  2. To open the AWS Billing and Cost Management console, choose Billing & Cost Management.

  3. In the AWS Billing and Cost Management console, choose the ICP recordal link and follow the instructions on the page.

Price List API

AWS Price List Service API enables you to query for the prices of AWS services using either JSON or CSV. AWS prices change periodically, such as when new services or features are launched or AWS changes prices. You can receive Amazon Simple Notification Service notifications using the following topic ARN:

arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:278350005181:price-list-api-china

Service Endpoint

AWS Price List Service API provides the following endpoints:

  • https://pricing.amazonaws.com

  • https://pricing.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn

You can also get pricing information from the following URLs:

  • https://pricing.amazonaws.com/offers/v1.0/cn/index.json

  • https://pricing.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn/offers/v1.0/cn/index.json