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Changes to the International Mail Requirements List

November 15, 2011

The International Mail Requirements List will change on December 1, 2011.

In the Past, live animals (*1) could be sent in letter-post items (*2). From December 1, additionally, live animals could be sent in EMS items (*3), only to the following countries:

For more details about the requirements for sending live animals, please see the International Mail Requirements List after this date.

Country/Territory where live animals can be sent in EMS items
Germany, United States of America, Wake, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Saipan and Midway, Puerto Rico, Samoa and Virgin Islands, Canada, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Singapore and Sweden
*1  Live animals that can be sent by postal service are as follows:
(1)  bees, leeches and silk-worms;
(2) parasites and destroyers of noxious insects intended for the control of those insects and exchanged between officially recognized institutions; and
(3) flies of the family Drosophilidae for biomedical research exchanged between officially recognized institutions.
*2 Exclude letter-post items addressed to Austria and insured letter-post items.
*3 Exclude EMS items with insurance for the amount of compensation over 20,000 yen.

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