China's Postal Administration Alerts DMA to Mail Security During Olympics
July 7, 2008 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has received the following communication from the postal administration of the People’s Republic of China regarding security and the mail during the Summer Olympics, which begin August 8 in Beijing.
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The postal administration of the People's Republic of China wishes to inform the postal administrations of UPU member countries of the following:
To guarantee the security of the Beijing 2008 Olympics and Paralympics, the China Civil Aviation Authority has reinforced safety inspections for mails of all kinds. These measures came into force in early June, and are expected to last until September.
According to these measures, 100% of postal traffic, including small airmail packages, air parcels and EMS items, must undergo X-ray security checks. Items containing liquids, chemical products, powders, unidentified metals, mechanical and electrical products, or sealed containers with unidentified gases or liquids may be refused entry to domestic flights.
As a result of these extra security checks, delivery times for international inbound mails, including small airmail packages, air parcels and EMS items may be increased. And in cases where the above-mentioned goods are excluded from domestic flights, China Post will endeavour to transport them by surface from the inward exchange office to the destination office. This method will, however, inevitably give rise to delays in delivery.
If you have any questions, please contact China Post by fax on +8610 6641 9712, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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