We recently announced a temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6th until further notice. The surcharge does not apply to domestic intra-country shipments.
The surcharges below will apply for shipments between these origins and destinations regardless of where the invoice is paid, i.e. The surcharges will be implemented on both Export and Import.
We implemented this surcharge due to the various COVID-19 containment restrictions issued in countries around the world. Those restrictions are disrupting the global supply chain. As a result, cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we adjust our international networks to best deliver much-needed goods and services in this constrained environment.
Effective April 29, the surcharge amount for most FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments originating in China have increased from 0.9 EUR per kilo to 1.8 EUR per kilo. Local currency conversions apply and are reflected in the table below. This increase will allow us to continue providing the best possible service to our customers during this time.
This surcharge will apply until further notice. If you have questions related to any surcharges, your FedEx Sales Representative or Customer Service can support you.
Surcharge Amount (EUR per Kilo)
|Origin Country||Destination Country|
|China||Rest of APAC||Rest of the World|
|Rest of APAC||0.90||0.90||0.20|
|Rest of the World||0.20||0.20||0.20|
|Effective Date: April 29th 2020|
Parcel Min. Charge: €0.90 / Shipment
Freight Min. Charge: €44.85 / Shipment
Why is FedEx instituting a surcharge during a global health crisis?
The disruption and uncertainty in the global cargo industry has increased our cost to serve. This temporary surcharge will allow us to continue providing service as effectively as possible until global market conditions return to normal.
How long will the surcharge remain in effect?
Until further notice. We will evaluate this surcharge on an ongoing basis. Market conditions are shifting rapidly as a result of the coronavirus. Our priority is to continue providing the best possible service to our customers during this period of uncertainty and rising cost to serve, and this surcharge allows us to do that.