Canada is experiencing an unprecedented wildfire season in several provinces and territories and its effects are widespread. Wildfires raging in the Northwest Territories and British Columbia have ravaged several cities and forced thousands of residents to flee their homes. A state of emergency has been declared in several areas, which has also restricted travel to several areas. Therefore, you should be prepared for delay in parcel deliveries in Canada until the fires are completely eliminated.
On Midsummer’s Day, June 23, 2023, postal services will be provided in individual post offices in Latvia’s largest cities, while June 24, will be a holiday for Latvijas Past employees.
Eksprespasts will not pick up and deliver parcels to customers on June 23 and 24, 2023. Parcels will be delivered and picked up until June 22, and the first working day after the holiday is June 26.
The call center will be open on June 22 until 17.00.
Delivery point Circle-K Preiļi (Vega, Jaunsaimnieki, Preiļu pagasts, Preiļu novads, LV-5301) from 15.05.2023. will be closed, due to that Eksprespasts are removing this delivery point from systems starting from 28.04.2023.
Parcels which are delivered to this delivery point should be collected till 15.05.2023., after that they will be returned to the senders.
During the holiday period – May 1, 4 and 5, Eksprespasts will not deliver parcels to the address or to the delivery points – parcel lockers, post offices or Gass stations”Circle-K”.
On May 6, Saturday, parcels will be delivered to the parcel lockers and courer deliveries in Riga, if they are sent with a mark for delivery on Saturday or delivery on Saturday has been arranged.
We draw your attention to the fact that the sanctions set by the European Union for the export of shipments to Russia and Belarus are in force. When completing the shipment, make sure that the contents of the shipment do not include items or goods that are subject to European Union sanctions. We inform you that shipments to Russia and Belarus are subject to strict data and physical control. Shipments containing items or goods subject to EU sanctions restrictions will be detained.
More information on the SRS website: https://www.vid.gov.lv/lv/ierobezojumi-un-aizliegumi#sankcijas
We would like to inform you that in connection with global changes, we had to revise the rates of Latvijas Past Eksprespasta – EMS (Express Mail Service) service for shipments to certain countries. From April 11, 2023, we have significantly reduced the rates for shipments to Ukraine, reducing them by an average of 33% for shipments weighing up to 1 kilogram, thus ensuring lower rates for other weight categories to this country as well.
Rates will increase for shipments to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. For sending parcels to Russia, the previous transport surcharge of EUR 7.00 is included in the basic tariff and is no longer applicable.
As a reminder, no additional fuel factor surcharges apply to EMS shipments.
We have received reports of scammers sending out fake emails claiming to be sent by express mail! Therefore, be careful and always check the sender’s e-mail address – Eksprespasts e-mail addresses always end with @expresspasts.lv or @pasts.lv. Please do not click on links in emails or social media posts if you have any doubts about the authenticity of the message!
You can always check the information by contacting the Eksprespasts Customer Center at 67008008, 27008008, email@example.com or by writing us a message on social media pages.
For all postal items sent to Ukraine, there is a duty-free limit of 150 EUR, even if the parcel contains humanitarian aid. To avoid taxes and duties, the value of the postal item should be lower than 150 EUR per receiver per dispatch.
If several parcels are sent to 1 person, their total value should be lower than 150 EUR.
If Customs officers consider that the actual value of the content exceeds the value declared in the postal documents, customs duties and VAT may be charged.
Despite the ongoing attacks in Ukraine, Ukrainian Post continues to deliver parcels to recipients. However, we would like to inform you that the delivery of parcels to certain regions where active hostilities are taking place is not possible due security reasons and to damage or complete destruction of the infrastructure.
Due to several global changes, we have significantly revised our Express Mail Service (EMS) tariffs. We would like to inform you that starting from April 7, 2022, we have had the opportunity to significantly reduce shipping rates to European countries by an average of 50%. In turn, we are forced to slightly increase shipping rates to the United States.
Tariff changes will affect the legal customers of the Express Mail Agreement. If you have any questions, please contact Latvijas Pasts by phone 67008002 or by writing to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the significant rise in fuel prices over the past year, we have been forced to reconsider the cost of our services. For several years we have been able to maintain and provide our customers with a stable and constant price of services, but taking into account the last year’s average increase in fuel prices by + 56%, we have decided that from April 1st, 2022 fuel surcharge will apply.
The fuel surcharge will be calculated according to the change in the monthly increase or decrease in fuel prices, based on the average fuel price for the previous month. For each following month, the average fuel price and fuel ratio will be published on the Eksprespasta website: https://expresspasts.lv/ in the section Price calculator.
The fuel surcharge will not apply to such services as parcel delivery to post offices, Latvijas Pasts parcel terminals, delivery of parcels at Circle K Latvia petrol stations, Baltic Express and EMS (Express Mail Service).
Customers who deliver items to post offices without an agreement with Express Mail are also asked to pay attention to changes in tariffs.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and we look forward to its successful continuation!