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Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/4 02:54
I want to mail something (regular a4 documents) as fast as possible to Canada.

Should i just use Japan Post, or is there a private company that is faster?
by Canadian (guest)  

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 01:00
I send things back to Canada by EMS all the time. Relatively low cost and never had a problem
by davie (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 02:19
thanks Davie

Can I ask how long it took to arrive and if you printed the Electronic Advance Data label or just used a handwritten label?
by Canadian (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 07:13
EMS to Canada is not available with Japan Post (and had not been for over a year):
https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_en.html
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 07:16
And, as a foot note, JP Post will advise that items may take a LONG time. I recently shopped a bunch of boxes across the Pacific (full air mail as surface or economy not available) and they sat in Japan for varing durations before being sent. With a normal delivery time of 3-6 days, most were delivered in around two weeks.
If you want to send something quickly, try a courier company like FedEx (personally I've had bad experience with DHL, but that is an alternative).
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 08:46
gUnder normal circumstances,h Japan Postfs EMS would be the fastest. But I doubt it is accepted right now.
You might consider Yamato Transportfs international courier service – for Canada, they accept documents.

One of my friends, who has been shipping small parcels to destination around the world switched from Japan Postfs EMS to Yamato in view of the delays due to COVID19. (Japan Post does not have any aircraft on their own, that is why they have to wait for cargo space availability on commercial flights, and that is why there is considerable delay. Yamato, DHL or Fedex would be better as they have their own flights.)
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/5 08:56
Whoops, I should have said: under normal circumstances, gJapan Postfs EMS would be ONE OF THE fastest.h Fedex and DHL are usually faster than EMS.

I just checked, and Yamato quotes 7 days for documents to Canada, so Fedex and DHL would be faster then.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Fastest way to mail to Canada? 2021/7/6 13:49
As a thought, as you are just sending A4 documents, and presumably not a huge volume, standard airmail is still operating and would be a cost effective method (and registered is an option too), but would take a week.
note: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/information/overview_usa_en.html
Previously I have used the EMS service to send JR tickets around the globe as a cost-effective and quick method to send those to people, but it just isn't being offered currently.
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