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2019, September 10.  UPU-EMS Cooperative, 20th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Singles, Sheets of 40




 45p  UPU-EMS Delivering Excellence - Singles  (20,000)


Layout Artist:  Eunice Beatrix U. Dabu


First Day Covers:  Manila




UPU-EMS Cooperative - 20th Anniversary

The Express Mail Service (EMS) Cooperative was created by the Postal Operations Council (POC) of the Universal Postal Union to develop EMS services. The EMS Cooperative promotes cooperation between postal organizations to allow them to provide customers with a high quality EMS service on a global basis.

Membership in the EMS Cooperative is voluntary. Nonetheless, more than 170 designated operators are now members.

EMS Cooperative Projects and Activities:

Since its creation, the EMS Cooperative has strengthened the EMS product and developed a number of initiatives to assist members to improve their EMS service, including:

EMS Operational Guide and online database

Audit and Measurement Programme

EMS Standard Agreement and Procedures

EMS Standards for performance

EMS Training

Rugby System for international EMS inquiries

The EMS Cooperative is structured in 3 groups:

General Assembly, made up of all members of the EMS Cooperative;

EMS Cooperative Board, composed of seven elected ad personam members;

EMS Unit, the secretariat of the Cooperative, located at the International Bureau of the UPU in Berne, Switzerland.





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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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Issues of 2019