Effective from March 1, 2023, the European Union (EU), Switzerland and Norway have implemented a new security and safety programme requiring all inbound and transit air mails containing goods to undergo preliminary pre-departure customs assessment at the origin of posting. Please submit accurate electronic customs declaration for the customs assessment.

Senders are required to provide a local mobile phone number that can receive SMS, so that if necessary they can receive messages issued by Hongkong Post on the requests by overseas customs authorities related to customs clearance of the mail items and take follow up actions. Hongkong Post will not embed hyperlinks in the related SMS requesting for any personal information. Members of the public could contact Hongkong Post enquiry hotline 2921 2222 direct if they have any doubts on the SMS received. For details, please click here.

Periodicals Service is designed to deliver informative periodicals such as magazines, journals and research papers of general interests to various destinations in a reliable and cost effective manner.

The Periodicals Service cannot be used to send promotional materials such as company reports, direct mail catalogues and commercial advertising materials.

Service FeaturesOpen/collapse

The service comes with the following features:

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Please click here to see the Periodicals postage rates.

How to use the serviceOpen/collapse

1. Apply to the Postmaster General (Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong) beforehand to use the permit mail service.
2. Register the titles of the publication with the Financial Services Division of Hongkong Post prior to posting.
3. Prepare the bulk posting statement on the “EC-Ship” on-line portal (ec-ship.hongkongpost.hk)
4. Collect postal stationery, i.e. mail bags and bag labels from the bulk acceptance offices to prepare mail for posting.
5. Post items at a designated bulk acceptance office, i.e. General Post Office or Central Mail Centre.
Please click here to see the bulk posting acceptance hours
6. Make payment either through a Hongkong Post deposited account or in cash, EPS or cheques (by prior arrangement with the Director (Finance)) at the time of posting.
7. You will receive a transaction summary receipt after posting.

Weight LimitsOpen/collapse

Each bag 30 kg

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen/collapse

  1. Do I need to pre-sort the items according to requirement of Bulk Air Mail service?
  2. If the destination request to segregate mail in according to different format, can I just mix all mail format when prepare posting?