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Postal fees increase as of January 1, 2018

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New year, new postal fees. Posting letters and parcels just got more expensive in Hong Kong, with Hong Kong Post (HKP) implementing planned fee increases as of January 1.

Citing escalating operating costs, including staff costs and terminal dues payments, HKP said that it was pressured to increase rates for the first time in four years.

According to HKP, the cost increase for around 80 percent of postal items is less than HK$1.

The rate for sending local letters weighing 30 grams or less has been adjusted from HK$1.70 to HK$2.

Air mail letters weighing 20 grams or less to places such as mainland China and Taiwan have been adjusted from HK$2.90 to HK$3.40, while those to other places will range from HK$3.70 – HK$5, up from the previous HK$2.90 – HK$3.80.

The cost of sending surface mail letters weighing 20 grams or less to mainland China, Macau and Taiwan has increased from HK$2.20 to HK$2.60, while those to other places will now cost HK$3.20-HK$4.80, up from the previous HK$2.80-HK$3.70.

For further details about postage rate adjustments, visit www.hongkongpost.hk or contact your local post office:

– Discovery Bay Post Office: 2987 6046

– Airport Post Office: 2180 2228

– Mui Wo Post Office: 2984 8198

– Tai O Post Office: 2985 7333

– Tung Chung Post Office: 2109 0269

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