Billing and Payment - Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China.

Billing and Payment

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

Note that some features described in the Amazon documentation might not be available in the current Amazon Web Services in China release.

In the case of Amazon Billing and Cost Management, the free pricing tier is included in the China (Ningxia) Region.

Amazon Cost Explorer

Cost Explorer is a tool that enables you to view and analyze your costs and usage. You can view data for up to the last 12 months to forecast how much you're likely to spend for the next 3 months.

Some feature APIs listed under Amazon Cost Explorer API are currently not available in the China Regions. Unavailable features include:

  • Savings Plans, including Amazon Savings Plans utilization report, coverage report, and recommendations

  • Account name dimension in Cost Category Rules.

  • Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection

Service Endpoint

Amazon Cost Explorer API in China provides the following endpoints:

  • https://ce.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn

For more information in the API reference and User Guide, see Amazon Billing and Cost Management

Amazon Budgets

Amazon Budgets enables you to plan your service usage, service costs, and instance reservations. With Amazon Budgets, you can receive alerts when your cost and usage exceeds your defined threshold, or is forecasted to exceed thresholds.

Some feature APIs listed under Amazon Budgets are currently not available in the China Regions. Unavailable features include:

  • Service Control policies (SCPs) budget action type

Service Endpoint

Amazon Budgets API in China provides the following endpoints:

  • https://budgets.amazonaws.com.cn

For more information in to find the API reference and User Guide, see Amazon Billing and Cost Management

Amazon Cost and Usage Report

The Amazon Cost and Usage Reports (Amazon CUR) contains the most comprehensive set of cost and usage data available in Amazon. You can use Amazon CUR to publish your Amazon Web Services billing reports to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket.

Some report columns listed under the Amazon Cost and Usage Report data dictionary are currently not available in the China Regions. Unavailable features include:

  • Savings Plans, including Amazon Savings Plans utilization report, coverage report

When you create an Amazon CUR for China Regions, you can only create buckets in cn-north-1 (Beijing) and cn-northwest-1 (Ningxia).

Service Endpoint

Amazon Cost and Usage Report preference API in China provides the following endpoints:

  • https://cur.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn

For more information in to find the API reference and User Guide, see Amazon Billing and Cost Management

Tax Settings

For each Amazon Web Services in China account you create, you can enter your tax information on the Tax Settings page of the Amazon 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 Web Services in China.

To enter your tax information:

  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console, and choose your account name in the top navigation bar.

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

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

ICP Recordal

To use Amazon Web Services in China 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 Amazon Billing and Cost Management console. You will be redirected to a third-party site that handles the process.

To file for ICP recordal:

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

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

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

Price List API

Amazon Price List Service API enables you to query for the prices of Amazon services using either JSON or CSV. Amazon prices change periodically, such as when new services or features are launched or Amazon 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

Amazon 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