China

9-24-20

China Post advises that postal services are now back to normal and it is closing the case of force majeure related to COVID-19 impacts. 

9-23-20

China Post advises that the flooding situation is over and postal services are back to normal.

7-21-20

China Post advises that several provinces in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River are experiencing flooding resulting from heavy rains. There are disruptions in the collection, delivery and transportation of all inbound and outbound international mail to and from Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Guizhou provinces. Processing, transportation and delivery of inbound items to these provinces may be delayed. China Post is therefore declaring a situation of force majeure.

3-23-20

Priority Mail Express International guarantee suspended — Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the U.S. Postal Service has temporarily suspended the guarantee on Priority Mail Express International destined to China. This suspension will be in effect until further notice. The Postal Service is taking all reasonable measures to minimize impact to our customers.

2-25-20

China Post advises that it is taking steps to prevent and minimize the spread of the coronavirus. It notes that according to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. The post says it is therefore safe to receive postal items from China without risk of contracting the virus. Measures have nevertheless been implemented to ensure the safety of mail processing and postal staff, including disinfection of postal offices, processing centers and transportation vehicles, and monitoring of postal staff’s physical health.

China Post says delays should be expected in mail transport, processing and delivery.