Korea Post hosted the first Asia Pacific Post CEO Forum at Post Tower in Myeongdong, central Seoul, on Sept. 15.
Attended by post office CEOs from 17 major countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, including China, Japan, Australia, Thailand, and Vietnam, the forum with the theme of “Today and Tomorrow of Post Office” had a heated debate about the post office’s role and status in the era of digitalization, globalization, and liberalization.
The post office CEOs agreed that they should actively respond to the international electronic commerce market for the sustainable growth of post offices, and build links with various government ministries and private firms.
In this regard, representatives from 17 countries signed an Asia Pacific Post (APP)-ePacket agreement in a bid to respond to the rapid growth of the e-commerce market. The service allows electronics trading companies to send packages that are 2 kg or less to the 17 countries at a price 30 percent cheaper than current express mail services.