Couriers to Ask for Identification on Delivering Express Packages

Couriers to Ask for Identification on Delivering Express PackagesStarting next year people who are living across Guangdong Province are required to show or present identification cards when sending or accepting express deliveries. This is part of the local law enforcement in tracking down illegal or dangerous packaged through mail. The measure will be first piloted in Zhuhai and Huizhou before the year ends.

The measure to ask any real name of to show any identification for express delivery will cover the whole province after reports on the increase of the number of cases where deliveries involving drugs, explosive material and inflammable materials were found in the mail. Couriers have the right to refuse any packages from customers that do not provide any identification. Licensed delivery companies will be issued ID readers that are linked to public security networks so police can readily access the information.

Guangdong will be the third province to introduce such measure for express deliveries following Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces.  Postal workers handle more than a billion packages of express mail a year.

The chief engineer for the Guangdong Provincial Logistics Association Wu Di said that the requirement to provide ID cards will not increase production cost for delivery companies or will not increase delivery prices.

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