Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby togei » Dec 11th, '10, 17:59

Although this won't affect this board that much I just found out through a seller in the U.S. that there is a restriction on sending items from the U.S. to other countries. Has anyone heard about this?
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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby JBaymore » Dec 11th, '10, 21:33

Here is the US Postal Service International information updates....... nothing big from what I can see.

http://www.usps.com/international/serviceupdates.htm

UPS however is now requiring a driver's license ID to send stuff.

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby entropyembrace » Dec 11th, '10, 22:17

togei wrote:Although this won't affect this board that much I just found out through a seller in the U.S. that there is a restriction on sending items from the U.S. to other countries. Has anyone heard about this?
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There are quite a few of us in other countries that order from US vendors and participate in the OTTI´s which Chip sends from the US :?

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby Chip » Dec 11th, '10, 22:26

entropyembrace wrote:
togei wrote:Although this won't affect this board that much I just found out through a seller in the U.S. that there is a restriction on sending items from the U.S. to other countries. Has anyone heard about this?
Dave


There are quite a few of us in other countries that order from US vendors and participate in the OTTI´s which Chip sends from the US :?

Don't worry, I will just bribe someone and increase the price accordingly ... :mrgreen:

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby JBaymore » May 19th, '11, 09:23

Dragging this up from the dead..........

Does anyone know if this weight restriction is still in place for a foreign individual (as in me going to the post office somewhere in Japan) without an official "account" set up to send packages home to the USA from Japan? I usually use EMS or SAL.

I'm about the head there in a couple of days and want to be prepared for this possibility...... which will be a pain in the butt if it is still happening.

Thanks in advance of any info.

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby Xell » May 19th, '11, 09:48

I sent recently package to USA, weight was about 1kg. Used EMS, arrived without problems. I don't have any registration and nobody in post office tried to ask something.

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby togei » May 19th, '11, 18:51

Hello John,
The restriction was lifted about a month after it was initiated. I have been sending packages practically every day this year without a problem. There should be no problem.
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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby JBaymore » May 19th, '11, 18:52

Thanks Xell. Appreciate the first-hand information.

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Re: Restriction on weight of package from Japan to the U.S.

Postby JBaymore » May 19th, '11, 18:52

Thanks also to Dave... I was posting the last one just as you posted.

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