Revision of Postage Rates for Bulk Air Mail (BAM) service

To reflect the significant increase in the operating cost and the delivery charges levied by overseas postal administrations, we would like to inform you that with effect from 1 December 2014, the postage rates and rate structure for bulk posting of air mail (BAM) will be revised. Customers may click here for the new postage rates of bulk air mail.

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Bulk Mail

SERVICE OPTIONS GENERAL CONDITIONS

Bulk Air Mail (No service to Macau)

(A) Charge:

Weight of items not exceeding Mainland China (Note 1) & Taiwan Zone 1
Asia (except Mainland China, Taiwan & Japan)
(Note 2)
Zone 2
All other destinations(including Japan)
(Note2)
20g $1.6 per item $2.1 per item $2.9 per item
30g $2.2 per item $3.0 per item $3.6 per item
40g $2.5 per item $3.3 per item $4.0 per item
50g $2.9 per item $3.7 per item $4.3 per item
100g $66.0 per kg $87.0 per kg $112.0 per kg
Above 100g $61.0 per kg $81.0 per kg $105.0 per kg

Note:

  1. Airmails to Mainland, China will be airlifted to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou for China Post's onward transmission to the destinations by air, road or other mode of transport.
  2. The postage rates listed in this section will not be applicable if the following conditions are met :-
    1. Bulk posting of lightweight airmail items not exceeding 50g sent to Croatia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand,United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam; or bulk posting of lightweight surface items not exceeding 50g to Germany, Japan and Thailand, AND
    2. Posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer

(B) Posting Requirement:

Customers are required to segregate mail items sent to the USA, Australia, Canada, India and China according to the sortation criteria as follows :

Destination Country City (Office of Exchange) Prefix of Postal code Remarks on bag labels
USA New York 0 - 3 JFK
Chicago 4 - 7 ORD
San Francisco 8,9 SFO
Los Angeles 850xx - 891xx, 900xx - 935xx LAX
Honolulu 967xx, 968xx HNL
Australia Sydney 0,1,2 SYD
Melbourne 3,5,7,8 MEL
Brisbane 4,9 BNE
Perth 6 PER
Canada Toronto A - P YTO
Vancouver R - Y YVR
India Mumbai 351XXX-699XXX BOM
Delhi and rest of other cities -- DEL
China Beijing Beijing 10 BJS
Hebei 05, 06, 07
Liaonig 11, 12
Heilongjiang 15, 16
Tianjin 30
Gansu 73, 74
Shaanxi 71, 72
Shanxi 03, 04
Nei Mongol 01, 02
Jilin 13
Qinghai 81
Henan 45, 46, 47
Xinjiang 83, 84
Ningxia 75
Shanghai Shanghai 20 SHA
Anhui 23, 24
Shandong 25, 26, 27
Jiangsu 21, 22
Zhejiang 31, 32
Jiangxi 33, 34
Guangzhou Guangdong 51, 52 CAN
Yunnan 65, 66, 67
Guangxi 53, 54
Sichuan 61, 62, 63, 64
Guizhou 55, 56
Chongqing 40
Hainan 57
Hunan 41, 42
Fujian 35
Hubei 43, 44
Xizang 85, 86
  • Minimum weight for each mail bag, known as “regular bag”, in the same posting is to be set at 6kg.
  • Maximum weight
    - Each item: 2kg (5kg for books)
    - Each bag: 30kg (20kg for Great Britain)
  • Posting method -- permit mailing
  • All the items within the same weight step for a single destination country and city (Office of Exchange) should be contained in a regular bag. However, all the mailings with weight less than 6kg should be contained in another mail bag, known as “residual bag”, and bundled by individual destination country and city (Office of Exchange) and weight step.
  • Regardless of the number of regular bags in the same posting, the number of residual bag accepted will be set at one. To be eligible for the posting of this one residual bag, the number of regular bags should at least reach three (excluding the residual bag) in the same posting.
  • The cover of individual items should bear
    - the full address of the recipient, including post codes (if applicable).
    - an airmail label or airmail indication.
  • Mail items should not bear a return address located outside Hong Kong or enclose mails sent on behalf of other senders in Hong Kong in the consignment.
  • Please click here for the detailed service conditions.

Bulk posting of lightweight mail items to 14 destinations (Air)

Charges (effective from 1 Mar 2014):

Weight per item not exceeding India, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
(Group 1 destinations)
France, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and United Kingdom
(Group 2 destinations)
Croatia, Japan and United Arab Emirates
(Group 3 destinations)
20g $3.5 per item $5.5 per item $4.8 per item
30g $4.0 per item $6.0 per item $5.5 per item
40g $4.2 per item $6.6 per item $6.2 per item
50g $4.6 per item $7.8 per item $7.5 per item

Sortation fee : $5 per kg (It will be charged if the mail is not presorted in accordance with "Bulk Air Mail" Service requirements).

Remark:-

  1. The postage rates for bulk posting of lightweight mail items listed above will be applicable under the following conditions:-
    • items not exceeding 50g sent to the above-mentioned destinations, AND
    • posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer
  • Please refer to the general conditions of the Bulk Air Mail Service for posting arrangements.

Bulk posting of lightweight mail items to 3 destinations (Surface)

Charges (effective from 1 Mar 2014):

Weight per item not exceeding Thailand
(Group 1 destinations)
Germany and Japan
(Group 2 destinations)
20g $3.1 per item $4.6 per item
30g See Remark 2 See Remark 2
40g $5.5 per item
50g $6.0 per item

Sortation fee : $5 per kg (It will be charged if the mail is not presorted in accordance with "Bulk Air Mail" Service requirements).

Remarks:-

  1. The postage rates for bulk posting of lightweight mail items listed above will be applicable under the following conditions:-
    • items not exceeding 50g sent to the above-mentioned destinations, AND
    • posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer
  2. The postage rates will be calculated with reference to the rates of surface mail and small packets (printed papers).
  • The posting conditions are similar to the Bulk Air Mail Service except:-
    – no minimum weight requirements
    – suface mail bag, bag label and posting forms should be used.
Bulk Bag (Surface)

Charge:

Zone 1 Zone 2
Rate per kg $38.0 $40.0
Additional rate per item $1.0 $1.0
Minimum average rate per item $2.9 $3.1
Minimum weight of each bag (Note 2) 26 kg 26 kg
Minimum weight per item (Above) 50g 50g

Notes:

  1. The average postage per item included in the posting should not be less than the respective minimum rate, or else, the minimum rate will be charged.
  2. 20kg for Great Britain. Except residual mail bag, any bag weighing less than 26kg (20kg for Great Britain) will be charged at 26kg (20kg for Great Britain), in addition to the charge calculated on per item basis.
  • Minimum weight - 26kg per bag (20kg for Great Britain). Except residual mail bag, any bag weighing less 26kg(20kg for Great Britain) will be charged at 26kg (20kg for Great Britain) in addition to the charge calculated on per item basis.
  • Maximum weight
    - Each item: 2kg (5kg for books)
    - Each bag: 30kg (20kg for Great Britain)
  • Posting method: permit mailing
  • Acceptable items: Newspaper, periodicals, books, pamphlets or maps printed and published in Hong Kong. Articles of commercial nature are not acceptable.
  • The cover of individual items should bear the full address of the recipient, including post codes (if applicable).
  • No items should bear a return address located outside Hong Kong or enclose mail sent on behalf of other senders in the consignment.
  • Please refer to the Post Office Guide for full details.
Direct Agent Bag (Surface M Bag)

Charge:

  All Territories
Rate per kg $21
Minimum charge for each bag (except residual bag) $546
($420 for Great Britain)
Minimum charge for residual bag $105
  • Maximum weight - Each bag: 30kg (20kg for Great Britain)
  • Posting method - permit mailing
  • Acceptable items: Newspaper, periodicals, books, pamphlets or maps printed and published in Hong Kong, sent to one addressee or agent overseas. Articles may be affixed or combined with the accompanying printed papers. Please refer to the Post Office Guide for the list of admissible items.
  • Bags addressed to an agent must not contain any item addressed to any person or firm other than the agent.
  • Please refer to the Post Office Guide for full details.
  • Application to use permit mail service should be made beforehand to the Postmaster General, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong.
  • Postal stationery should be collected from the bulk acceptance offices for preparation of mail prior to posting.
  • For further information, please ring the Hongkong Post Telephone Enquiry Bureau on 2921 2222.

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Last revision date : 31 October 2014