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Postal Operations During the 2013 Lunar New Year Period in Asian Countries

February 1, 2013

Please note that there may be delays in deliveries of postal items because of holidays associated with the Lunar New Year period in the following Asian countries and territories.

Country/
Territory
Lunar New
Year Period
Exchange
Office
Operations
(※1)
Customs
Operations
(※2)
Delivery
Operations
Inquiry
Operations
(※3)
Remarks
Korea Sat., Feb 9 -
Mon., Feb 11
× × × ×  
China Sat., Feb 9 -
Fri., Feb 15
  • Mail for business addressee will not be delivered during the Lunar New Year period.
  • Inquiry operations for EMS resume on February 13.
Taiwan Sat., Feb 9 -
Sun., Feb 17
  • EMS is operating as usual throughout the Lunar New Year period.
  • Delivery of letter-post items and postal parcels is suspended during the Lunar New Year period.
  • Partial handling of letter-post items and postal parcels is carried out according to the schedule below:
    Letter-post items: February 16 and February 17 (Exchange Office operations only)
    Postal parcels: Februay 13 in the morning (Exchange Office operations only)
    February 9 in the morning, February 14 and February 17(Exchange Office and Customs operations only)
Hong Kong Mon., Feb 11 -
Wed., Feb 13
× ×
  • Partial exchange office operations are carried out according to the schedule below.
    【For Hong Kong –addressed items】  Air registered mails and EMS: From February 11 to February 13
    Air mail except registered: February 13
    【For items from Hong Kong】 Air mail except registered and EMS: From February 11 to February 13
    Air registered mails: February 13
Macau Sun., Feb 10 -
Wed., Feb 13
× × × ×  
Malaysia Sun., Feb 10 -
Tue., Feb 12
× ×
  • Exchange office and Customs operations are carried out on February 11and February 12.
Singapore Sun., Feb 10 -
Tue., Feb 12
× × × ×  
Vietnam Mon., Feb 11 -
Fri., Feb 15
× × × ×  

Notes:

(1)Exchange office operations refer to the processing of international postal items sent from Japan or items addressed to Japan.
(2) Customs operations refer to customs clearance for international postal items.
(3) Inquiry operations refer to tracking and investigation for international postal items.

○: Operations are carried out as usual.  △: Operations are partially carried out.   ×: Operations are temporarily suspended.



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