Expedited Mail Service is the express mail and parcel Worldwide agreement managed by the UPU - Universal Postal Union. Their are 175 Countries that are current members of the UPU. EMS is a fast mailing service co-operative agreement and NOT a company or business. see UPU website for history and explanation.
Most Countries mailing systems around the World utilize the faster than standard courier service for domestic and International mail and parcels up to 25kg's and is available from your local post office.
Note: you can send more than 25 kilograms, you just have to use more boxes. Make sure each parcel has the address and you can label them for example: 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3 and be sure to keep each box under 25 kilos. Similar to most airline baggage requirements each parcel has a maximum weight of 25kg's in most Countries. Your local post office can weigh the items for you. Cartons with protective packaging are also available for purchase and again depend on you PO.
Convenience - Good courier for the general public to use to send items as you do not need an account to send parcels via EMS at your local post office.
(Note: Unlike EMS private express courier companies may require you to open an account and sign a credit and condition of carriage form)
Standard delivery and express delivery times are available at your local post office and do depend on which Country and zone you are sending to. On average Standard International delivery time is 6 business days and express EMS International is 2-4 business days.
Economy cost effective delivery options are also available - Economy Air takes around 10 business days and parcels sent via sea freight are the cheapest but expect at least one month for them to arrive at their destination.
For more specific details for your agent or location please visit co-operative listings information below.
Prohibited and restricted items may include explosives, ammunition, asbestos, chemicals, flammable liquids, electronic items containing batteries exceeding 100Wh, bio waste.
You will need to sign a declaration confirming YOU are the person sending the item and that it does not contain dangerous or prohibited goods.
A customs declaration may be required if you are sending more than a few of a similar item that may be considered a commercial quantity.
For more information on all restricted items and customs clearance visit your local post office co-operative.
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