New Delhi: To facilitate e-commerce exports, the International Tracked Packet Service (ITPS) between India and Canada is set to become operational from July 1, 2023. To this effect, India Post recently entered into an agreement with Canada Post as notified by the Department of Posts in the Gazette of India dated June 28, 2023.
The ITPS is a competitive service for the transmission and delivery of packets and has been designed to meet the cross-border shipping requirements of e-commerce exporters including MSMEs, small businesses, and merchants, to promote exports of their products using local post offices. India Post already provides this service with 38 partner countries and Canada will be the 39th. The service was extended from 16 countries to 38 countries by adding 22 new partners including Britain, France, UAE, Egypt, Oman, etc. from June 01, 2023.
The ITPS rates are kept very economical in comparison to International EMS (Speed Post) and other market products. The postage for the first 50 grams would be Rs 400 and Rs 35 for every additional 50 grams. This will provide an affordable shipping solution for up to 2 kg to exporters along with the pick-up and volume-based discount to contractual customers.
– global bihari bureau