EAD Requirement for International Mail to EU Countries
August 11, 2021
European Union (EU) countries will strengthen the requirement for Electronic Advance Data (EAD) effective October 1, 2021. Therefore, there will be a greater risk that international mail items1 sent to EU countries2 without EAD may be delayed or returned to the sender.
We cannot refund the postage on international mail items returned to senders owing to a determination made by the destination customs authority.
Several cases have already occurred where some EU countries have returned items to senders because of missing or inaccurate EAD.
Please use the International Mail My Page Service for transmitting EAD.
- International Mail My Page Service
The following international mail services require transmission of EAD:
EMS (containing goods), International parcels, Small packets, International ePacket and International ePacket Light.
- For a detailed list of countries/territories, please check here (PDF:132kB).