Notice regarding enactment of the STOP Act on sending tracked items to the US
In relation to a notification issued on August 13, 2018, Japan Post recommends use of our online shipping services (International Mail My-page Service, International Mail My-page Service for Yu Pri-touch, etc.).
In line with enactment of the STOP Act* in the US, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that failure to submit custom clearance information in advance may result in the return of registered items destined to addresses in the US or significant delays at Customs and Security Control starting January 1, 2021.
- A law that obligates the USPS to provide US customs with advance notification of customs information on international parcels sent to the US as an anti-terrorism measure as well as to prevent illegal importation of illicit drugs and other items.
After accessing the online shipping service called International Mail My-Page Service or International Mail My-page Service for Yu Pri-touch offered by Japan Post, please submit your international mail to the US at a post office. Japan Post will then electronically send customs information regarding the relevant postal item to the USPS. It is recommended that international postal service users switch to Japan Post’s online shipping service as soon as possible.