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Changes to the International Mail Conditions List

July 7, 2008

As of July 14th, 2008 one section of the International Mail Conditions List has changed. The main changes are shown below.

For details please refer to the International Mail Conditions List after July 14th 2008.

Delivery Conditions

Changes Country or region
Changes to the maximum amount of insurance for letters Germany, Bangladesh, People’s Republic of China, the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Island of Man, Jersey, New Zealand
Norway (discontinuation of insurance for letters sent by sea mail)
Changes to the maximum amount of insurance for packages The United States of America, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Hong Kong, Monaco, New Zealand
Guernsey, Island of Man, Jersey (discontinuation of insurance for packages)
Discontinuation of tracking services for non-receipt of standard mail Bosnia-Herzegovina, Guernsey, Island of Man, Jersey, Norway
Changes to the size and weight for packages Botswana, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Guernsey, Island of Man, Jersey, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Malawi, Monaco, New Zealand, Philippines, Swaziland, Zambia
Changes to the weight restrictions for EMS India, Italy, Venezuela
Changes to the required paperwork for articles sent by EMS (Supplementary invoice attachment)
Brazil, Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Island of Man, Jersey, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam

(Change in the number of invoices)
Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Monaco

Prohibited Articles

Country or region Changes
China Prohibited articles
Removal of "secondhand bedding, clothing" from the prohibited articles list
Addition of "valuables" to the prohibited articles

Conditionally acceptable articles
Addition of "wine" and "tobacco"
Changes to the "Assorted Matters" section, "relating to articles for individual use, previously the appropriate amount and value was decided by each Post Office’s staff with the guideline that the amount did not exceed 1,000 yuan". This has changed to "relating to articles for individual use, in the case that the value of the contents exceeds 1,000 yuan, as decided by each Post Office’s staff, then customs procedures will be required of the recipient."
Belgium Prohibited articles, removal of "wine etc.", "grape juice, grape liquid"
Vietnam Cancellation of prohibited articles (coffee)


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