PostEurop welcomes UPU self-declared postal rates

The membership of European postal organisation PostEurop has welcomed the decision to maintain the Universal Postal Union (UPU) during the extraordinary congress held earlier this week.

The outcome of the congress was to agree to allow the phased introduction of self-declared rates for every member country, which is also known as ‘Option V’.

“Maintaining the Union is a priority for all PostEurop Members” explains Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of PostEurop. “Our members are key contributors to the world economy and the remuneration discussions have a global impact on posts and their customers. Therefore, we welcome the consensual decision taken at the UPU Congress to maintain a union with all its members, in the spirit of multilateralism.”

“This decision is a victory of everyone! First, it allows maintaining the unity of the UPU’s global delivery network by keeping all the UPU Members in the organisation. At the same time, the compromise decision addresses the concern of some countries related to the level of remuneration of international e-commerce postal flows, while ensuring the business relevance of the postal e-commerce delivery system too.” said Botond Szebeny, PostEurop Secretary General.

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