Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

August 24, 2020

UPDATE 78: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On August 24, the Postal Service™ received a notification from Hongkong Post advising that the previously announced special working arrangements have been extended and will remain in force until further notice. Force majeure remains and is affecting the processing and delivery of all types of mail, including outbound and inbound Express Mail Service (EMS), parcel-post and letter-post services, with an impact on quality of service.

Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

This service update affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

The DMM Advisory will continue to provide updates as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit