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Become a member

Why join the EMS Cooperative?

The EMS Cooperative, currently has over 180 members (including all major EMS postal operators), who all provide a worldwide express mail service.

By joining the EMS Cooperative you will be able to benefit from many EMS Cooperative activities and will become part of the global EMS delivery network.

Please note that EMS Cooperative membership is only available to those designated operators that provide an international EMS delivery service.

Who can join?

The following designated EMS postal operators are able to join the EMS Cooperative:

  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Honduras (Rep.)
  • Libya
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Swaziland
  • Yemen

Types of EMS Cooperative membership

Thank you for your interest in joining the EMS Cooperative; please use the information below to work out your postal administration's level of membership.

The EMS Cooperative Rules of Procedure (articles 2 and 3) describe two levels of membership:

Full members
To be considered as a full member of the EMSC, the designated operator must:
 
3.1 be both an importer and an exporter of EMS items with at least two other designated operators;
3.2 possess a tracking system for EMS in full production with all EMS partners in accordance with the EMS Standards;
3.3 obtain written or electronic proof of delivery for all EMS items and provide such proof to EMS origin operators on demand;
3.4 employ the EMSC's standardized system for dealing with international EMS inquiries and operate it in accordance with the EMS Standards;
3.5 comply with requirements 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 before formalizing its request to join, and with requirement 3.4 within six months of joining.
 
Import members
To be considered as an import member of the EMSC, the designated operator must:
 
4.1 be an importer of EMS items from at least two other designated operators;
4.2 possess a tracking system for EMS in full production with all EMS partners in accordance with the EMS Standards;
4.3 obtain written or electronic proof of delivery for all EMS items and provide such proof to EMS origin operators on demand;
4.4 employ the EMSC's standardized system for dealing with international EMS inquiries and operate it in accordance with the EMS Standards;
4.5 comply with requirements 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 before formalizing its request to join, and with require-ment 4.4 within six months of joining.

Membership is only available to designated operators that provide a worldwide express mail service

If you need any further clarification please contact the EMS Unit. 

If you wish to become a member of the EMS Cooperative please complete the application form and return it by fax or by post to the EMS Unit.

EMS Cooperative application form

Notes on the application

To become an EMS Cooperative member simply fill out the application form and return it to the EMS Unit. All information will be treated confidentially.

The application form is divided into three sections:

Contribution class
The first step to become a member is to choose the class of contribution to which your administration wishes to belong. Your contribution depends on the amount of exported and imported EMS traffic. In order for the Cooperative to work out your contribution class please fill in the section one of the form "Contribution class".
 
EMS contact information
Each member of the Cooperative must name an official EMS representative and contact point. EMS communications are divided into two categories: one contact for communications concerning general policy matters and one contact for operational matters. Please note that you may choose to have one contact for both general policy and operational matters.
 
Transfer of EMS tracking data
As a member your administration will be included in the EMS Cooperative's Audit and Measurement Programme. To allow the EMS Cooperative to obtain integrated results for EMS tracking and delivery performance for the quarterly report cards, the EMS Cooperative requires your administration to authorize the transfer of EMS tracking data to a third party (Monitoring Organization) on a confidential basis.