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Small Packets

This service is more economical for shipping small articles.

Small Packet Features

  • Small articles can be sent at a lower rate than EMS (Express Mail Service) or Parcel Post.
  • The maximum weight for these packages is 2 kg.

  • Some countries accept small packets by economy air (SAL) in addition to airmail and surface mail.

    Details on Economy Air (SAL)


If the article is small (no more than 2 kg), it is less expensive to send it as a small packet.

Bulk Service/Corporate Clients Service

If you are sending a large number of small packets, you can benefit from using the service below.

D-mail (priority bulk airmail)/P-mail (nonpriority bulk airmail)

This is a service with a highly beneficial fee that applies when more than 50 small packets are submitted at once.

Service Details

  Small Packets
Maximum Size Minimum Size

Length + width + thickness = 90 cm
(permissible deviation: 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 60 cm
(permissible deviation: 2 mm)

a (length): 60 cm
a + b + c = 90 cm

Length: 14 cm
Width: 9 cm
(permissible deviation: 2 mm)

Rolled items:
Length + twice the diameter = 104 cm
(permissible deviation: 2 mm)
provided the maximum length is 90 cm
(permissible deviation: 2 mm)

a (length): 90 cm
a + 2b = 104 cm

Rolled items:
Length + twice the diameter = 17 cm,
provided the length is at least 10 cm

a (length): 10 cm
a + 2b = 17 cm


The maximum weight is 2 kg.

Shipping Methods

Surface mail

Comparison of Shipping Methods


Registered mail
Advice of delivery

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Conditions/Precautions for Use

  1. Handling of small packets differs from international parcels in the following ways:
    • The recipient’s address and other details should be written directly on the surface of the package. International parcel labels cannot be used. (Click here for instructions on filling in the recipient’s information.)
    • A small packet is, like a letter or postcard, an ordinary postal item, therefore it cannot be sent registered. If registration is required, please use the optional registered mail/advice of receipt service.

      International Parcels

  2. The words “Small Packet” (or “Petit Paquet”) should be written in the upper left corner of the address side of the packet (or below the name and address of the sender if applicable).
  3. The packet can be sent sealed or unsealed.
  4. Regardless of whether or not the mail includes dutiable articles, a CN22 Customs Declaration Form should be affixed to the packet.

    Customs Declaration Forms

Does your package contain any dangerous goods?

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