Electronic advance data for businesses

Changes in Universal Postal Union (UPU) regulation means anyone sending parcels overseas must provide electronic pre-advice customs information. This includes information on the sender, the recipient, and the details of the contents within the parcel.

Jersey Post needs to provide this electronic data to receiving countries on your behalf, and we need you to provide the information in the correct format to meet these new requirements. This includes any items containing goods being sent to the UK or internationally. 

We've adapted our combined postage customs label to capture this information and make sure we're Universal Postal Union (UPU) compliant and that each item can be linked, by the barcode, to the electronic pre-advice information.

Why is this now a requirement?

  • Security is high on the agenda for governments globally and new regulatory from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has made it a requirement to send electronic pre-advice on items (parcels and packets, not letter mail) being sent by the postal system.

  • Pre-advice data helps to automate and speed up manual processes by reading electronic pre-advice information rather than manually checking parcels. This can enable a more efficient customs clearance process abroad.

What will happen to items sent without EAD?

  • Items could be returned or destroyed
  • Significant delays to your customers
  • Potential additional charges

If I purchase my parcel postage online, how do I print my label and post my item?

EAD information will be automatically captured for postage labels you purchase online. To purchase and print your label online please start here.

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Contact us for further information

For more information and prices for this service, please contact our Business Relations Team on (01534) 616617 or email us

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