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UPS & SF Holding joint venture receives regulatory approval in China

UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express, announced approval of their planned joint venture by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). The JV enables UPS and SF to collaborate on development and provision of international delivery services from, initially, China to the US and, in the future, to other trade lanes.

The JV approval is a positive development for international trade and allows the two leading companies to leverage their complementary networks, service portfolios, technologies and logistics expertise.

UPS is the world’s largest express delivery company and a leading global supply chain integrator. SF is a market leader in express delivery in China, with extensive China-wide network coverage, comprehensive service capabilities, and the highest brand recognition in the Chinese small package industry. The newly approved joint venture is a continuation of UPS and SF’s collaboration that began in 2015, when UPS Worldwide Express® service was made available at SF’s Heike retail stores in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

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