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Branch Handling International Mail Customs Clearance and Exchange Procedures to Change (Kawasaki Higashi Post Office Opening)

April 17, 2013

In order to process international mail more efficiently, customs clearance and exchange procedures for international mail will be now carried out by Kawasaki Higashi Post Office (that is to open on May 4, 2013; address: 88 Higashi-Ogijima, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa). As a result, some of the international mail clearance and exchange operations previously handled by the other offices will be changed to this post office.
Please note that following this change, the address for the delivery of documents requested from the customers and necessary for customs procedures may change from the address previously used.
As a rule, the customers are not expected to come to the customs clearance and exchange operations branch (Kawasaki Higashi Post Office) in person for any procedures concerning international mail (except those rare cases where the customers need to undergo the customs clearance in person or if they wish to pick up their items themselves).

Changes to customs clearance and exchange operations branches

Customs Clearance and Exchange Operations Post Office Mailing Items Subject to Change of the Customs Clearance and Exchange Procedures Date of Change Notes
Before Change After Change
Kawasaki Minato Kawasaki Higashi Sea Mail(To and from abroad) May 4, 2013
(Saturday)
Kawasaki Minato Post Office will stop carrying out customs clearance and exchange procedures from May 3, 2013 (Friday) and will stop its functions as a Customs Clearance and Exchange Post Office from May 4, 2013 (Saturday).
SAL Airmail(From abroad)
Narita International Airport Standard Airmail (From abroad) June 17, 2013
(Monday)
Narita International Airport Post Office will stop its functions as a Customs Clearance and Exchange Post Office from June 17, 2013 (Monday).
Tokyo International Small Parcel (Airmail, from abroad) Tokyo International Post Office and Osaka International Post Office will continue handling customs clearance and exchange procedures for other types of international mail (with the exception of the items to the left) as usual.
Osaka International Standard Airmail (From abroad) July 1, 2013
(Monday)
SAL Airmail (From abroad)
  • Customs clearance and exchange procedures for standard mail from abroad are also performed by Naha Central Post Office.
  • Customs clearance and exchange procedures for small parcel mail from abroad are also performed by Chubu International Post Office, Osaka International Post Office, Shin-Fukuoka Post Office, and Naha Central Post Office.


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