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Resumption of EMS Service to the United States

May 13, 2021

We will resume EMS service to the United States effective June 1 as shown in the table below.

We will also introduce additional fees for EMS addressed to Zone 2 (Oceania, North America, Central America, Middle East and Europe) effective June 1 because of rising transportation costs. For details, please see here (Japanese version only).

✔: acceptable, X: acceptance suspended, -: No service

  • Some kinds of ordinary airmail letter-post items are accepted. For details, please see here. There will be no changes for ordinary airmail letter-post items from June 1.
Countries/Territories Currently Effective June 1
Air SAL Surface EMS Air SAL Surface EMS
United States (including Hawaii, excluding overseas territories) * X X * X

We are making every effort to secure stable flights, but considerable delivery delays are expected for outbound EMS items.

It has become obligatory to transmit Electronic Advance Data (EAD) since January 1, 2021.
In line with a United States Postal Service notification, in principle, we do not accept handwritten address labels for postal items containing goods to the United States.

Please use the International Mail My Page Service for transmitting EAD. For details, please check here.
We recommend that you register your customer information in the International Mail My Page Service before the resumption of service.

For details on the latest status concerning the acceptance of mail items destined to countries and territories worldwide and information about mail delivery delays, etc., please check here.

Please note that because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for outbound mail items.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. It would be appreciated if you would kindly understand this situation in advance.


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