Ministry of Communications has launched the Cool EMS Service which will come into force from 29.03.2018.
Cool EMS service is one-way service from Japan to India which allows customers in India to import Japanese food items for personal use which is allowed under Indian regulations. Initially, Cool EMS Service will be available in Delhi only.
Food items will be carried by Japan Post in special cool boxes containing refrigerant to preserve the quality of the food items and addressee will collect them from Foreign Post office, Kotla Road, New Delhi in-person or through a messenger in the prescribed time frame.
All other features like track and trace, etc of Express Mail Service (EMS) will be available for Cool EMS service as well.
India and Japan are strengthening business ties as the two democracies have been getting closer for the last 10 years. Narendra Modi counts Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as one of his friends. But more needs to be done as both countries will benefit from stronger bilateral ties especially with China around.