U.S. to Remain a Member of Universal Postal Union (UPU)
We are pleased to report that the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) member countries have passed a reform measure that makes shifts in the UPU’s terminal dues system (the system by which one foreign post charges another foreign post to deliver its small packages). As a result of this vote, the United States is expected to remain a member of the UPU.
According to a statement by the USPS, “The United States and other countries’ concerns have been addressed by allowing the Postal Service to self-declare its rates beginning in July 2020, while operators from other countries will transition to self-declared rates at phased levels over the next six years.“
USPS further stated, “We believe that the global network for the international transportation and delivery of mail will work more effectively, and in a fashion which is fundamentally more fair to all participants in the system.”
We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.