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Northern Virginia In Dire Need Of Postal Reform (From Fairfax County Times) If the U.S. Postal Service were a company, it would be the third largest headquartered in the Washington, D.C. region. The Postal Service’s finances are in dismal shape and without Congressional action it will face a liquidity crisis, which will [Read More...]
The Strong International Push for E-Commerce Shipping Reform Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The international postal system governing the shipment of small packages (4.4 pounds or less) is causing significant financial losses for many countries, distorting markets, and it must [Read More...]
Prepared Remarks of Paul Steidler, Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services U.S. Department of State March 14, 2019 Meeting   There has been a lot of discussion today about international postal rates and the processes of the Universal Postal Union. That is indeed important, but we should also keep in mind [Read More...]
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...]
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