There is an international e-commerce boom coming. It will soon be common for small packages to be sent anywhere in the world in three days or less, at affordable prices with electronic tracking and other features. Thinks of it as e-commerce 2.0.
Today, the road to an accelerated international e-commerce boom runs through the United Nations (UN). But if the UN fails to undertake much needed and overdue reforms on the standards and operating practices it sets for packages that go through post offices, workarounds will be found. In fact, most packages today already are shipped outside the UN system.
Lexington Institute’s Paul Steidler discusses this in an Op-Ed in The National Interest here.
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