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Tuesday 29th of July 2014

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  • International Postal Update — July 2014
  • U.S. EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES FACE BARRIERS ABROAD The 2014 National Trade Estimate Report by the U.S. Trade Representative identified barriers it says hinder market access for U.S. express delivery companies across the globe. In Brazil, the governmen …

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  • International Postal Update — July 2014
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  • U.S. EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES FACE BARRIERS ABROAD The 2014 National Trade Estimate Report by the U.S. Trade Representative identified barriers it says hinder market access for U.S. express delivery companies across the globe. In Brazil, the governmen …

  • Brazil’s Diverse (and Popular) Postal Services
  • Jessica Ciccone Adams 
  •   Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 2 Executive Summary Brazil’s national postal operator, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT or Correios) is the country’s designated p …

  • China’s Postal Services: Which Path Forward?
  • Jessica Ciccone Adams and Don Soifer 
  • Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 1 Executive Summary This report represents the first in a series examining the postal and delivery sectors of the world’s major economies. It focuse …

  • Postal Trendwatch – April 2014
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  • Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost $354 million in Q1 FY 2014 — the 19th money-losing quarter of the prior 21. Still, the loss represents a significant improvement over the $1.3-billion …

  • International Postal Update — April 2014
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  •  ROYAL MAIL AND UK RETAILERS SHIFT TOWARD E-COMMERCE Royal Mail and retailers look to capitalize on e-commerce growth. Royal Mail recently launched a television advertising campaign targeting parcel business customers — its first in five years. The po …

  • New Postal Service Offerings Raise Questions
  • Don Soifer 
  • Issue Brief February 20, 2014 Summary A new U.S. Postal Service product offering and one recently proposed could generate new revenue via direct financial services to consumers and same-day metropolitan package delivery.  But pertinent questions of reg …

  • International Postal Update – December 2013
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  • Canada Post plans to end door-to-door delivery service, cut its workforce, and raise stamp prices by 35 percent over the next five years. With these new measures, the postal operator aims to reverse annual losses of up to CAD 1 billion (940 million USD) by 2019 and avoid burdening taxpayers. The initiative to end door-to-door delivery is part of Canada Post’s “Five-point Action Plan.” In addition the agency plans to open more postal franchises and utilize more automated mail processing equipment. The president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents 54,000 Canada Post employees, was highly critical of the plan, and vowed to “fight to protect the public service.”

  • International Postal Update
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  • Canada Post proposes lawsuit settlement while suffering substantial losses in Q2 2013. Canada Post offered $5.05 million (US$4.9 million) to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in 2006 by Lee Valley Tools on behalf of businesses that argue that the national post . . .

  • International Postal Update
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  • Royal Mail profits surge while union threatens to boycott private mail. Ahead of the government’s planned sell-off of Royal Mail, the U.K. postal service reported that its pre-tax profits in the year to the end of March increased …

  • International Postal Update
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  • The Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) two main deliberative bodies, the Postal Operations Council and the Council of Administration, met in Berne this month to begin action…

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