On August 23, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum outlining bold actions to address international postal practices that undermine American economic prosperity and threaten our national security. The United States delegation to the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Second Extraordinary Congress in Ethiopia will follow through on the President’s directive to make clear that UPU rates of postal reimbursement are unfair to United States merchants, mailers, and businesses. The delegation will also take steps to update unfair rates of reimbursement and ensure that all UPU member nations take action to furnish advance electronic customs data to facilitate the detection of shipments of opioids and other illicit materials. The United States looks forward to working with other UPU members to accomplish these goals.
Source: U.S. Department of State