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Severe Japan Post SAL/EMS/ePacket suspensions due to COVID-19! -> (Updated June 30)

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My EMS parcel took 72h to arrive in Germany whereas some Air Mail stuff did it within the time a flight takes : D

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Socimi
19 minutes ago, Nick_Burman said:

 

Thanks. I'm thinking about Italy.

 

Cheers Nicholas

 

Italy?

 

Well, SAL has resumed shipping to Italy this summer, so, you could say things are back to normal.

 

(including the Dogana custom fees roulette)

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Cat

Ooh!  Was just checking the latest shipping update at CDJapan and spotted this good news:
 

Update Oct. 8, 2020 : Japan Post to Resume Shipping with Non-Registered Airmail to the U.S.

Japan Post announced that they will resume shipping with Non-Registered Airmail as well as printed matters up to 5kg by Airmail from Oct. 9, 2020.

Note that there still may be some delays due to COVID 19 related issues.

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chadbag
55 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

@Cat Unless your trains fit in an envelope, this will not matter, since Airmail only includes Letters according to Japan Post. https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/2020/1008_01_en.html

 

From that link for the US

 

"Among Air items, only some ordinary letter-post items such as Printed Matter, Special Mailbags for Printed Matter and Small Packets are accepted from October 9, 2020."

 

It says "Small Packets" are accepted starting October 9

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Yavianice

@chadbag

 

Yes, but if you look closely at the table, you see that ePacket, SAL, EMS is still a no-go. I think with "small packets" they mean "letter box sized packages" i.e. no thicker than 3 cm. 

 

At least, that's how I understand it. Aren't the usual packages for train cases usually shipped as ePacket, SAL, or EMS? I don't recall receiving a package not having any of these services. 

 

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chadbag
2 minutes ago, Yavianice said:

@chadbag

 

Yes, but if you look closely at the table, you see that ePacket, SAL, EMS is still a no-go. I think with "small packets" they mean "letter box sized packages" i.e. no thicker than 3 cm. 

 

At least, that's how I understand it. Aren't the usual packages for train cases usually shipped as ePacket, SAL, or EMS? I don't recall receiving a package not having any of these services. 

 

 

 

I've had stuff shipped "small packet" before from Japan form some eBay sellers.   Some were more than 3 cm.  I think it is weight based but have not researched it.  I suspect it is similar to "Päckchen" in Germany (or what used to be -- don't know if they still have that), which was weight based, not size based IIRC.

 

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Yavianice
Just now, chadbag said:

I suspect it is similar to "Päckchen" in Germany (or what used to be -- don't know if they still have that), which was weight based, not size based IIRC.

Päckchen is still a thing in Germany. However the usual UPU size restrictions apply (L*W*H no more than 90 cm) and 2kg maximum. But it also has a reduced rate for "letterbox sized" packages.

 

I dunno. Perhaps I can ask a retailer in Japan if he can ask the details. 

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Cat

It looks like the manga can start flowing again from CDJapan at the very least.

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Yavianice

Ok, I asked RG-R what his take is on this issue, and he believes that Small Packet by Air is possible for the following rates for the U.S.A.

 

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(Picture courtesy of RG-R)

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Cat

HLJ just posted shipping details:

Air Small Packet can be used to ship packages that are up to 2KG, and have combined measurements of up to 90cm.

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cteno4

Works out reasonable for small bits! Not much more than Sal small packet for the lower/smaller end of things.

 

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Yavianice

MTP reports that Japan Post services to Canada have been suspended. It's not yet updated on the Japan Post website, however.

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