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Notification of a Tentative Extra Charge for EMS

From June 1, 2021

Reason for the introduction

Since the number of flights has been reduced owing to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we have had no choice but to suspend the acceptance of some postal items. We apologize for any inconvenience. We have been discussing with airlines to secure space on flights for postal items, but our transportation costs have unavoidably risen. We are sincerely sorry, but we are forced to introduce a "tentative extra charge for EMS" starting on 1st June 2021. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Accordingly, we will continue accepting EMS to major countries in Europe and will resume accepting EMS to the United States of America and other destinations.

Thank you for your kind understanding and cooperation. We will make every possible effort to continue providing stable EMS service.

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Tentative Extra Charge

A tentative extra charge will be applied to EMS items bound for Zone 2 (Oceania, North America, Central America, the Middle East and Europe).

Tariffs (to Oceania, North America, Central America, Middle East)

(in yen)

Weight Rate Tentative
Extra
Charge
Total
(From
June 1,
2021)
Up to
500g
2,0004002,400
Up to
600g
2,1804802,660
Up to
700g
2,3605602,920
Up to
800g
2,5406403,180
Up to
900g
2,7207203,440
Up to
1.0kg
2,9008003,700
Up to
1.25kg
3,3001,0404,340
Up to
1.5kg
3,7001,2004,900
Up to
1.75kg
4,1001,4405,540
Up to
2.0kg
4,5001,6006,100
Up to
2.5kg
5,2002,0007,200
Up to
3.0kg
5,9002,4008,300
Up to
3.5kg
6,6002,8009,400
Up to
4.0kg
7,3003,20010,500
Up to
4.5kg
8,0003,60011,600
Up to
5.0kg
8,7004,00012,700
Up to
5.5kg
9,4004,40013,800
Up to
6.0kg
10,1004,80014,900
Up to
7.0kg
11,2005,60016,800
Up to
8.0kg
12,3006,40018,700
Up to
9.0kg
13,4007,20020,600
Up to
10.0kg
14,5008,00022,500
Up to
11.0kg
15,6008,80024,400
Up to
12.0kg
16,7009,60026,300
Up to
13.0kg
17,80010,40028,200
Up to
14.0kg
18,90011,20030,100
Up to
15.0kg
20,00012,00032,000
Up to
16.0kg
21,10012,80033,900
Up to
17.0kg
22,20013,60035,800
Up to
18.0kg
23,30014,40037,700
Up to
19.0kg
24,40015,20039,600
Up to
20.0kg
25,50016,00041,500
Up to
21.0kg
26,60016,80043,400
Up to
22.0kg
27,70017,60045,300
Up to
23.0kg
28,80018,40047,200
Up to
24.0kg
29,90019,20049,100
Up to
25.0kg
31,00020,00051,000
Up to
26.0kg
32,10020,80052,900
Up to
27.0kg
33,20021,60054,800
Up to
28.0kg
34,30022,40056,700
Up to
29.0kg
35,40023,20058,600
Up to
30.0kg
36,50024,00060,500

Tariffs
(to Europe)

(in yen)

Weight Rate Tentative
Extra
Charge
Total
(From
June 1,
2021)
Up to
500g
2,2002502,450
Up to
600g
2,4003002,700
Up to
700g
2,6003502,950
Up to
800g
2,8004003,200
Up to
900g
3,0004503,450
Up to
1.0kg
3,2005003,700
Up to
1.25kg
3,6506504,300
Up to
1.5kg
4,1007504,850
Up to
1.75kg
4,5509005,450
Up to
2.0kg
5,0001,0006,000
Up to
2.5kg
5,8001,2507,050
Up to
3.0kg
6,6001,5008,100
Up to
3.5kg
7,4001,7509,150
Up to
4.0kg
8,2002,00010,200
Up to
4.5kg
9,0002,25011,250
Up to
5.0kg
9,8002,50012,300
Up to
5.5kg
10,6002,75013,350
Up to
6.0kg
11,4003,00014,400
Up to
7.0kg
12,7003,50016,200
Up to
8.0kg
14,0004,00018,000
Up to
9.0kg
15,3004,50019,800
Up to
10.0kg
16,6005,00021,600
Up to
11.0kg
17,9005,50023,400
Up to
12.0kg
19,2006,00025,200
Up to
13.0kg
20,5006,50027,000
Up to
14.0kg
21,8007,00028,800
Up to
15.0kg
23,1007,50030,600
Up to
16.0kg
24,4008,00032,400
Up to
17.0kg
25,7008,50034,200
Up to
18.0kg
27,0009,00036,000
Up to
19.0kg
28,3009,50037,800
Up to
20.0kg
29,60010,00039,600
Up to
21.0kg
30,90010,50041,400
Up to
22.0kg
32,20011,00043,200
Up to
23.0kg
33,50011,50045,000
Up to
24.0kg
34,80012,00046,800
Up to
25.0kg
36,10012,50048,600
Up to
26.0kg
37,40013,00050,400
Up to
27.0kg
38,70013,50052,200
Up to
28.0kg
40,00014,00054,000
Up to
29.0kg
41,30014,50055,800
Up to
30.0kg
42,60015,00057,600
  • Rates tables for Zones 1 & 3 will not change.
  • The discount service according to the number of items still applies to the total charge, including the extra charge.

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EMS Tariffs Tables

The tariffs include the tentative extra charge.

(in yen)

Zone Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
Weight Asia Oceania,
North
America,
Central
America,
Middle
East
Europe South
America,
Africa
Up to
500g
1,400 2,400 2,450 2,400
Up to
600g
1,540 2,660 2,700 2,740
Up to
700g
1,680 2,920 2,950 3,080
Up to
800g
1,820 3,180 3,200 3,420
Up to
900g
1,960 3,440 3,450 3,760
Up to
1.0kg
2,100 3,700 3,700 4,100
Up to
1.25kg
2,400 4,340 4,300 4,900
Up to
1.5kg
2,700 4,900 4,850 5,700
Up to
1.75kg
3,000 5,540 5,450 6,500
Up to
2.0kg
3,300 6,100 6,000 7,300
Up to
2.5kg
3,800 7,200 7,050 8,800
Up to
3.0kg
4,300 8,300 8,100 10,300
Up to
3.5kg
4,800 9,400 9,150 11,800
Up to
4.0kg
5,300 10,500 10,200 13,300
Up to
4.5kg
5,800 11,600 11,250 14,800
Up to
5.0kg
6,300 12,700 12,300 16,300
Up to
5.5kg
6,800 13,800 13,350 17,800
Up to
6.0kg
7,300 14,900 14,400 19,300
Up to
7.0kg
8,100 16,800 16,200 21,400
Up to
8.0kg
8,900 18,700 18,000 23,500
Up to
9.0kg
9,700 20,600 19,800 25,600
Up to
10.0kg
10,500 22,500 21,600 27,700
Up to
11.0kg
11,300 24,400 23,400 29,800
Up to
12.0kg
12,100 26,300 25,200 31,900
Up to
13.0kg
12,900 28,200 27,000 34,000
Up to
14.0kg
13,700 30,100 28,800 36,100
Up to
15.0kg
14,500 32,000 30,600 38,200
Up to
16.0kg
15,300 33,900 32,400 40,300
Up to
17.0kg
16,100 35,800 34,200 42,400
Up to
18.0kg
16,900 37,700 36,000 44,500
Up to
19.0kg
17,700 39,600 37,800 46,600
Up to
20.0kg
18,500 41,500 39,600 48,700
Up to
21.0kg
19,300 43,400 41,400 50,800
Up to
22.0kg
20,100 45,300 43,200 52,900
Up to
23.0kg
20,900 47,200 45,000 55,000
Up to
24.0kg
21,700 49,100 46,800 57,100
Up to
25.0kg
22,500 51,000 48,600 59,200
Up to
26.0kg
23,300 52,900 50,400 61,300
Up to
27.0kg
24,100 54,800 52,200 63,400
Up to
28.0kg
24,900 56,700 54,000 65,500
Up to
29.0kg
25,700 58,600 55,800 67,600
Up to
30.0kg
26,500 60,500 57,600 69,700

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Press release concerning the tentative extra charge for EMS

April 15, 2021   Tentative Extra Charge for EMS (Japanese Version Only)
Press Release (English translation)

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FAQ

Why is the tentative extra charge necessary?
While the number of flights has been reduced owing to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, demand for cargo flights has increased, resulting in a sharp rise in air transportation charges and thus causing an inevitable increase in delivery costs. Therefore, Japan Post will apply a tentative extra charge for EMS for a certain period of time effective June 1st, 2021.
What kinds of international mail items are subject to the tentative extra charge?
EMS (Express Mail Service only to Zone 2 and Cool EMS only to France).
Why will the tentative extra charge be applied only to EMS and not to Air/SAL parcels and International e Packets as well?
Due to the reduced number of flights, it is difficult to secure capacity for loading mailbags. We will apply the tentative extra charge only to EMS because this service has the highest demand and the greatest necessity for securing loading capacity.
Why will the tentative extra charge be applied only to Zone 2? And why is there a difference in the charge between North America and Europe, although both are in Zone 2?
Because delivery costs (air transportation charges) for North America and Europe have increased. The cost increase differs between North America and Europe, so the tentative extra charge is also different.
When will the tentative extra charge be applied?
It will be applied from June 1st, 2021.
Will the tentative extra charge be unnecessary after the state of emergency is lifted? Until when will the tentative extra charge be applied?
We estimate that air traffic will not return to normal soon and that air transportation costs will continue to rise for some time to come.
We will have to apply the tentative extra charge for the time being until the reduced number of flights due to COVID-19 has been resolved.
Will you change the amount of the tentative extra charge?
We might change the applicable zones and the amount of the tentative extra charge depending on whether air traffic decreases further due to the COVID-19 pandemic or begins to recover. If there are any changes, we will announce them.
Will you resume acceptance of EMS items bound for the U.S., Canada, Australia and Russia?
We will resume acceptance of EMS bound for the U.S. on June 1st, when the tentative extra charge will be applied.
Resuming acceptance of EMS items to Canada, Australia and Russia is still uncertain because we have not secured adequate transportation capacity. We will continue discussing this matter with airline companies with the aim of resuming acceptance as soon as possible.

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