SingPost raises rates for international small packets

International postal settlement rates - the amount that SingPost compensates other postal organisations for mail delivery in their country - are being raised on Jan 1 next year.
International postal settlement rates - the amount that SingPost compensates other postal organisations for mail delivery in their country - are being raised on Jan 1 next year. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore Post is revising its rates for the international delivery of small packets from Jan 2 next year, following new rates set by a United Nations agency.

Also from the same date, it will stop accepting delivery of international small packets by ship as several postal organisations have ceased to accept such forms of conveyance, it said. Demand for such a service is also low, with most senders choosing to use airmail.

International postal settlement rates - the amount that SingPost compensates other postal organisations for mail delivery in their country - are being raised on Jan 1 next year.

These rates are set every four years by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a UN agency that sets the rules for international mail exchanges.

At a congress held in Istanbul last year, UPU also introduced a new airmail rate structure for international small packets.