TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Across–the-board postage rate increases announced by Chunghwa Post Co., Taiwan’s post service provider, in June will go into effect on August 1 (Tuesday), marking the company’s first postage rate hike in 26 years.
As a general rule, the rate increase for an ordinary mail service, prompt delivery mail service, and registered mail service will be NT$3 alike.
According to the announcement, for mails under 20 grams, the postage will go up from NT$5 to NT$8 for ordinary mail, from NT$12 to NT$15 for prompt delivery, from NT$25 to NT$28 for registered, and from NT$32 to NT$35 for prompt registered.
However, registered with AR will jump from NT$34 to NT$41, while prompt registered with AR will go up from NT$41 to NT$50, according to the announcement. For printed paper under 50 grams, the postage will go up from NT$3.5 to NT$6 for ordinary mail, from NT$10.5 to NT$13 for prompt delivery, from NT$23.5 to NT$26 for registered, from NT$30.5 to NT$33 for prompt registered, from NT$32.5 to NT$41 for registered with AR (acknowledgment of receipt ), and NT$39.5 to NT$48 for prompt registered with AR.
The postcard rate will increase from NT$2.5 to NT$5; and for parcels, the rate will go up from NT$10 to NT$12 per 100 grams.
Chunghwa Post said its postage has not changed since July 20, 1991 and that this rate adjustment is made to reasonably reflect the cost of providing the services and to achieve more sustainable services.
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