United States of America – Update on the suspension of acceptance of mails to China (People’s Rep.), Hong Kong (China) and Macao (China)

13 Februar, 2020

The designated operator of the United States of America, the United States Postal Service (USPS), would like to provide Union member countries and their designated operators with the following information. USPS is currently experiencing significant difficulties in dispatching its letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items to China (People's Rep.), Hong Kong (China) and Macao (China), because most of its supplier airlines have suspended their flights to China and Hong Kong until further notice.

As a consequence, starting immediately, USPS can no longer accept transit letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items destined for China, Hong Kong and Macao, until sufficient transport capacity becomes available. Additionally, for purposes of its quality of service measurement and pay-for-performance arrangements (such as EMS guaranteed service) USPS is now declaring force majeure for the mail items it sends to China, Hong Kong and Macao.

USPS thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding during this challenging period, and will update them via EmIS once the situation has returned to normal.