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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OIG: Big Data — The Next Big Postal Thing?

If you are even remotely digitally hip, you probably know that “big data” is a hot topic. But it is far from a mere fad. Big data — which refers to large, complex datasets combined with sophisticated, powerful analytics — has definitely been having a big impact on not just scientific research capabilities, but commercial…

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International Postal Big Data: Discussion Forum Recap

May 12, 2014 (RARC-IB-14-002) “Big Data” — large, complex datasets combined with sophisticated, powerful analytics — is helping transform science, research, and many industries by providing a level of insights previously unavailable at unprecedented speed. For businesses in particular – including the mail and shipping industries – the knowledge gained from the real-time analysis of…

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