White House Statement on withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union

Statement from the Press Secretary National Security & Defense Issued on: October 17, 2018 President Donald J. Trump received a report from the Department of State pursuant to the August 23, 2018, Presidential Memorandum on “Modernizing the Monetary Reimbursement Model for the Delivery of Goods Through the International Postal System and Enhancing the Security and…

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PRC Chairman’s Statement on President Trump’s UPU Memorandum

Washington, DC – On August 23, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum (https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-secretary-state-secretary-treasury-secretary-homeland-security-postmaster-general-chairman-postal-regulatory-commission/) detailing his direction to modernizing the monetary reimbursement model for the delivery of goods through the international postal system and enhancing the security and safety of international mail. The memorandum was addressed to the Secretaries of State, the Treasury,…

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USPS OIG Report: Inbound International Letter Post Performance and Strategies

Objective The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is a United Nations agency that facilitates the exchange of international postal services. The UPU sets the rules for international mail exchange and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail and improve the quality of service for customers. The U.S. is a member of the UPU and exchanges mail…

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Senator Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer Subsidies of Mail from China, Other Foreign Countries

Press Release – April 10, 2018 WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced the Ending Needless Delivery Subsidies (ENDS) Act, legislation that would save U.S. taxpayers from having to subsidize international postal shipments from foreign countries to the United States.“The current system costs American jobs at the expense of American taxpayers,” said Dr….

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Competing internationally means fixing our mismanaged USPS

By George Landrith – Nov 30, 2017 As President Trump takes aim at some of his key campaign promises, the discussions around the potential renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have further emerged. From the president’s view, concerns persist about the nation’s propensity to import more goods that we export to a…

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Congress asks USPS why it charges foreign posts less than domestic shippers

November 8, 2017 Dear Secretary Tillerson and Postmaster General Brennan: We write you out of concerns related to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) undercharging foreign posts, especially China Post, for parcel delivery due to the rate structure established under the Universal Postal Union (UPU). According to the most recent Annual Compliance Determination Report of…

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USPS OIG: An Address of One’s Own

More than half of people on this planet do not have an address, according to a Universal Postal Union (UPU) report. Without an official address, they have difficulty applying for government services, social benefits, or, in some cases, even obtaining a train pass. They cannot open bank accounts and may not be able to get…

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UN Postal conference aims to begin work on global strategy reflecting new challenges, opportunities

13 April 2015 – In a message delivered today to delegates at the World Strategy Conference for the United Nations postal agency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future. “As the world shapes a new sustainable development agenda and strives to…

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