US Strong-Arm Approach Pays Off In International Postal Dispute (From Financial Times) Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler is quoted in Andy Bounds’ article for the Financial Times about the outcome of a long-standing debate in the Universal Postal Union. The “terminal dues” system, which benefited countries like China with favorable rat ...
U.S. To Stay In Universal Postal Union (From FreightWaves) Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler comments for an article by Mark Solomon in FreightWaves about changes made to the Universal Postal Union. Delegates at the UPU approved measures to allow the U.S. Postal Service to raise international postal rates, i ...
UPU Endorses Compromise To Let United States Set Prices For Incoming Foreign Mail (From Linn’s Stamp News) Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler is quoted in Bill McAllister’s article about the restructuring of the Universal Postal Union’s terminal dues system. The UPU has agreed to endorse a compromise plan that will allow the U.S. to set the prices for inco ...
Postal Compromise Close As US Pushes For Global Mail Reforms That Could Impact Amazon, FedEx, UPS (From CNBC) Addressing the debate over international postal rates at the Universal Postal Union, an article from CNBC’s Kayla Tausche refers to a Lexington Institute Q&A with Jim Campbell that was sent to the network by White House Director of Trade & Manu ...
Trump Goes After China On Postal Rates (From Kearney Hub of Kearney, NE) Commenting on the disparity of postal rates between the U.S. and China, the Kearney Hub’s editorial team cites information from Lexington’s Paul Steidler. China currently benefits from favorable rates set by the Universal Postal Union, but President Tr ...
After Scorning Africa, Trump Needs Its Help On Global Mail Rates (From Bloomberg Government) Bloomberg’s Cheryl Bolen calls attention to a Lexington Institute Q&A discussion with Jim Campbell in an article on the future of the Universal Postal Union and its upcoming Extraordinary Congress. “The outcome is unclear, due in large part to unce ...
Chinese Postal Subsidies Reflect Trade Imbalances (From Financial Times) Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler comments on Chinese postal subsidies in a letter published in the Financial Times.The upcoming Extraordinary Congress of the Universal Postal Union in Geneva will give Europe and the U.S. an opportunity to overhaul t ...
Congress No Closer To Passing Bill To Secure Postal Service Solvency (From Federal News Network) While the Postal Service’s financial condition continues to deteriorate, Congress is basically going nowhere when it comes to passing reform legislation. As a stopgap measure, Congress should strengthen the Postal Service’s regulators – its Board of Go ...
Jones Act: Pro And Con (From Hawaii Business Magazine) Summarizing the arguments for and against the Jones Act, Hawaii Business Magazine’s Beverly Creamer calls attention to a 2011 report by the Lexington Institute’s Daniel Goure about the importance of the law in protecting reliable shipping. ““Were the J ...
Esper’s Pledge To Trim Pointless Programs Will Test His Political Clout (From DefenseNews) The Lexington Institute’s Loren Thompson offered analysis in a DefenseNews report on new Secretary of Defense Mark Esper’s spending review. “Every company that sees the possibility of a program being cut will mount a successful opposition effort on Cap ...
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