Stop U.N. Meddling In U.S. E-Commerce (From InsideSources) To preserve and further unleash the economic benefits of e-commerce, the United States needs to end postal subsidies that benefit other countries. This means restructuring or ending our membership in the Universal Postal Union, a United Nations-specialty organization. Lexington Institute’s [Read More...]
Canada’s Strong Stand to Fix International Postal System Joins with US and 30 Countries to Overhaul Universal Postal Union An Interview with Pierre Morin of Canada Post Canada, like the United States, has major problems with the international postal system run by the Universal Postal Union. In Canada, [Read More...]
How America Subsidizes China’s Mail Thanks To The UN Postal Union (From The Daily Caller) China has gained a competitive advantage over U.S. manufacturers, retailers and e-commerce companies through its special treatment by the United Nations-affiliated Universal Postal Union (UPU). The Trump Administration should maintain its strong stand with the UPU to fix this situation. [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service: The Mother Of Government Shutdowns (From InsideSources) The Postal Service faces major liquidity challenges which could disrupt and shut down its operations. The effects would be quite severe, as history as shown. Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler has written a commentary for InsideSources about his topic here. [Read More...]
Congressional Inaction Means Postal Service Collapse The U.S. Postal Service and the Trump Administration make for a pair of strange bedfellows, but they agree on this: without major Postal Reform action soon, the U.S. Postal Service could face a liquidity crisis. This will not only disrupt [Read More...]
Postal Service Task Force Report: Seven Things to Know This afternoon the U.S. Treasury Department issued an important and much anticipated task force report on the United States Postal System. The Postal Service faces major financial and operational challenges. The 74-page document is in response to an executive [Read More...]
Scrutinize Postal Service On New Opioid Law The centerpiece of new opioid legislation that overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate is a requirement to have advanced electronic data (AED) on all incoming mail from China by January 1, 2019. This will enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Read More...]
Administration’s Push To End UN Subsidies For China’s Packages: A Bellwether Trade Issue Why does it cost less to send a small package from Beijing to New York than to send that same package a short distance within the U.S.? The short answer is because the U.S. has allowed this to happen for [Read More...]
International Postal Rates Harm U.S. Ecommerce and Strengthen Chinese Companies My name is Jayme Smaldone. I am the founder and chief executive officer of Mighty Mug, a small business based in Rahway, New Jersey. At Mighty Mug, we make the world’s most innovative – and globally patented drinkware. Mighty Mug [Read More...]
Senate Bickering Will Aid Opioid Pushers (From InsideSources) For years, law enforcement agencies and others have warned that large amounts of Chinese opioids are flooding into the country via international mail. The Senate should act quickly to stop this. I discuss these matters for InsideSources in an Op-Ed [Read More...]
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