2017

Antigua and Barbuda:  The postal staff of Antigua and Barbuda have begun strike actions as of 02 January.  No mail is being sent to the area during the strike.

Belgium: The CSC, FGTB and CGSLB trade unions have called for a multi-sector nationwide strike across Belgium on February 13. Transportation, public and government services are likely to experience service disruptions.

Chile:  Correos Chile has informed us of delays at customs due to increasing international volumes. Items can be queued up to 20 working days before being processed by Chilean customs.

Guatemala: The procedure under way to enable Correos y Telegrafos to carry out its activities as designated operator and to hire additional staff is currently in the final stages.  Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS services (inbound and outbound) will continue to be disrupted.  Correos y Telégrafos asks operators to continue to hold items to be sent to Guatemala until services have been re-established. 

Nicaragua: The processing of post in Nicaragua has been halted due to political unrest in the country. IMS will continue to accept items for Nicaragua until the embargo has been lifted. Deliveries will suffer delays until the situation has been resolved.

Ukraine: Ukraine, Ukrposhta, informs us that the embargo at Boryspil Airport on the importing of cargo and mail has been lifted, however an ongoing backlog of international mail is still being processed.  Delays in delivery times can be expected.

Uruguay: Correo Uruguayo indicated that postal workers with Asociación de Funcionarios Postales del Uruguay have embarked on a strike beginning 13 December.  Inbound mail is not being accepted at the post office at the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo.

Holidays Around the World

Abkhazia 1/14;  Afghanistan 2/15;  American Samoa 1/21, 2/18;  Angola 2/4;  Armenia 1/3, 1/28;  Aruba 1/25;  Australia 1/26, 1/28;    Azerbaijan 1/20;   Bangladesh 2/21;   Barbados 1/21;   Benin 1/10;                                   Bhutan 2/5, 2/21-23;  Bolivia 1/22;  Brunei 2/23;  Burkina Faso 1/3;  Burundi 2/5;    Canada 2/18;                    Cambodia 1/7, 2/19;   Cameroon 2/11;   Cape Verde 1/13, 1/20;   China 2/4 – 2/10;   Congo 1/4, 1/16, 1/17;  Dominican Republic 1/21, 1/26;  Egypt 1/25;  Estonia 2/24;  Ethiopia 1/19;  Gambia 2/18;  Georgia 1/19;  Grenada 2/7;  Guinea-Bissau 1/20;  Guyana 2/23;  Hong Kong 2/5 – 2/7;  India  1/15-17, 1/23, 1/25-1/26, 2/10, 2/19;   Iran 2/9, 2/11;    Iraq 1/6;   Japan 2/11;  Kosovo 2/17, 2/18; Kuwait 2/25, 2/26;  Kyrgyzstan 2/23;  Lebanon 2/9, 2/14;  Liberia 2/11;   Liechtenstein 2/2;  Lithuania 2/16;  Libya 2/17;  Macau 2/4 – 2/5;                          Malawi 1/15;  Malaysia 1/20, 1/21, 2/1, 2/5, 2/6;   Mali 1/20;  Malta 2/10;   Mauritius 1/21, 2/1;                      Mozambique 2/3;       Myanmar 1/4, 2/12;    Mexico 2/4;  Mongolia 2/4 – 2/7;    Montenegro  1/8, 1/9;                 Napal 2/5;    Nauru 1/31 – 2/1;   New Zealand 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/6;   Northern Mariana Islands 2/18;                  North Korea 2/5, 2/16, 2/19;  Pakistan 2/5;  Panama 1/9;  Philippines 2/25;  Puerto Rico 2/18;                             Qatar 2/12;   Russia 1/3, 1/8, 2/23;   Romania 1/24;   Rwanda 2/1;   Saint Lucia 2/22;                                                        San Marino 2/5;  Sao Tome and Principe 2/3;   Serbia 2/15, 2/16;  Singapore 2/5, 2/6;   Slovenia 2/8;                South Korea 2/4 – 2/6; Sri Lanka 1/15, 1/20, 2/4, 2/19;   Suriname 2/22;  Taiwan 2/2 – 2/10;  Thailand 2/19;  Tunisia 1/14;  Uganda 1/26, 2/16;  Vanuatu 2/21;  Vietnam 2/2 – 2/10;  Zimbabwe 2/21

 

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