Proposed Revisions to Postal Fees under the Post Office Regulations (Cap. 98, sub. leg. A)
(with effect from 1 February 2016)

No.Regu-
lation
Fee DescriptionCurrent FeeNew Fee
1 12(1) Parcel demurrage charge $2 per day after 7 days
(minimum charge at $16)
$2.7 per day after 7 days
(minimum charge at $22)
2 13(1) Annual fees for private box or private bag service
- General Post Office $815 (large box)
$625 (small box)
$340 (private bag)
$890 (large box)
$680 (small box)
$370 (private bag)
- Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office $815 (large box)
$625 (small box)
$340 (private bag)
$890 (large box)
$680 (small box)
$370 (private bag)
- Kowloon Central Post Office $400 (small box)
$340 (private bag)
$435 (small box)
$370 (private bag)
- Other Post Offices $400 (large box)
$340 (small box)
$340 (private bag)
$435 (large box)
$370 (small box)
$370 (private bag)
3 13(4)(a) Fee for each additional key for private box $10 per key $30 per key
4 13(6)(b) Fee for change of lock of private box $40 per lock $55 per lock
5 13(6)(c) Fee for each old key not returned upon change of lock for private box $10 per key $30 per key
6 14 Fee for a certificate of posting of an unregistered postal packet or for a duplicate certificate of posting of a registered postal packet, a parcel or a recorded delivery postal packet $1.2 per packet/parcel $1.5 per packet/parcel
7 16A(1) Recorded delivery fee for postal packets $12.5 per packet $14 per packet
8 18(1) Special fee payable by the sender for cash on delivery parcels (the trade charge on any one parcel shall not exceed $1,200) 1% of trade charge $12 per item
9 19(2)(a) Commission charge for money order for payment outside Hong Kong $40 + 0.5% of remitted amount per order $50 + 0.5% of remitted amount per order
10 19(5) Fee for an advice of payment for money order $11 $14
11 19(8) Fee for stopping payment of money order, issuing duplicate of money order, or refunding payment of void money order $40 per order $50 per order
12 22 Price of international reply coupon $14 per coupon $19 per coupon
13 23(3) Fee for new licence of Business Reply Service $110 per licence per year $150 per new licence
14 23(5) Surcharge for each article delivered under the Business Reply Service $0.5 for each article delivered $0.7 for each article delivered
15 23A Licence fee for Freepost N/A $98 per new licence
16 23A(4) Surcharge for each envelope or card delivered under Freepost $0.6 for each envelope or card delivered $0.8 for each envelope or card delivered
17 32 Fee for redirection of postal packets
- Private user First 3 months: $125
Each succeeding 12 months: $315
First 3 months: $136
Each succeeding 6 months: $172
- Business user First 3 months: $375
Each succeeding 12 months: $940
First 3 months: $409
Each succeeding 6 months: $512
18 36(2) Fee for handling each dispatch of philatelic products ordered by customers outside Hong Kong $10 per dispatch $12 per dispatch