Due to soaring freight rate caused by Covid-19 pandemic, Chunghwa Post announced Emergency Situation Surcharge(ESS) from 1st May 2021. In response to the escalation of international shipping rates and the increase of international mail delivery fee charged by the U.S. Postal Service, starting from 8th March 2021, Chunghwa Post is implementing Emergency Situation Surcharge (ESS) to international mail, which the applied rates will be announced on a monthly basis, and adjusting the postage rates for mail destined for the U.S., to reflect the operating costs of international mail to continue to provide quality services.
Please check here for the details of shipping rates.
According to our carrier(Chunghwa Post), due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, international flights have been drastically reduced since 2020, and the peak air freight rates to major destinations abroad have increased by up to four times compared with those before the pandemic, resulting in a sharp increase in air freight costs for international mail. In addition, the U.S. Postal Service has also significantly raised its delivery fee for international small packet items since July 2020 and has been raising the delivery fee for parcels and express mail every year. Chunghwa Post has not adjusted its postage rates for international mail for many years, yet the external operating costs have increased sharply, causing a huge impact on its operation.
Which we will apply the updated postage rates on 8, March. 2021. For the details please check here.