The Next Postmaster General: Three Must Haves The next Postmaster General, who will be appointed by the Board of Governors of the Postal Service, faces formidable challenges, the likes of which few CEOs or political appointees today must confront. An iconic American institution, the Postal Service is [Read More...]
Lessons From America’s September Trade Win Over China (From InsideSources) The United States just won a significant trade victory over China. No longer will we and other countries subsidize the international shipment of e-commerce and other small packages from China. This helps U.S. manufacturers, retailers, e-commerce companies and the U.S. [Read More...]
UPU Statement From The Lexington Institute In conjunction with today’s agreement at the Universal Postal Union on international postal rates, Paul Steidler, Senior Fellow with the Lexington Institute, issued the following statement. “This agreement will significantly help U.S. manufacturers, retailers, e-commerce companies and others. It is [Read More...]
Seven Reasons Leaving The UPU Won’t Impact Overseas Voting A handful of special interests who benefit from our trade deficit with China have joined with some progressive advocates to stoke fears that overseas troops and other Americans may not be able to vote this year if the U.S. leaves [Read More...]
Stay Strong To Win On Trade (From InsideSources) The Trump Administration has established the foundation for a significant trade win over China by mid-October, with or without China’s cooperation. At issue is the shipment of international packages. This will either be fixed within the Universal Postal Union (UPU), [Read More...]
On The Subject of Global Shipping, Peter Navarro Has A Winning Hand (From RealClearMarkets) For decades the U.S. has tolerated an international postal system that helps Chinese manufacturers, retailers and e-commerce companies at the expense of their U.S. counterparts. Chinese shippers pay 50 percent or less to send small packages to the U.S., than [Read More...]
The Universal Postal Union: Why Its Upcoming Extraordinary Congress Is A Big Deal The Universal Postal Union sets the rates and regulatory requirements governing the shipment of packages internationally. The Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler spoke with postal expert Jim Campbell about the organization’s September 24-26 Extraordinary Congress at which the U.S. is pushing [Read More...]
A Stopgap For Congress’s Reluctance To Tackle Postal Reform The U.S. Congress is weary of the heavy lift of postal reform even though a smooth functioning Postal Service is vital to American commerce. Fixing the debt-ridden and chronically troubled government agency with unfunded liabilities of more than $140 billion [Read More...]
The President Is Right – China’s Fentanyl Is Killing Too Many Americans (From The Daily Caller) When it comes to China, all Americans should be able to agree that China must do much more to stop the flow of deadly opioids to the United States. This is not a trade issue; it is an issue of [Read More...]
Prepared Remarks of Paul Steidler to U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, Temporary Emergency Committee August 9, 2019 Meeting Governor Duncan, Postmaster General Brennan, Governors Williams and Stroman, thank you for this opportunity. I will be addressing the Universal Postal Union situation. For decades US businesses have faced a significant competitive disadvantage to China, and [Read More...]
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