US wins UPU vote and remains

Under pressure from the US (which threatened to quit) the Universal Postal Union (UPU) has voted to allow the phased introduction of self-declared postal rates for every country.

President Trump’s trade envoy Peter Navarro says that his team have: “Achieved the President’s goal – and in Trump time, that is to say as soon as possible,” after an agreement was thrashed out with the Universal Postal Union over China’s unfair rates accessing the US postal system. Following the agreement, the chances of the US unilaterally quitting the Universal Postal Union have vanished,” says the international delivery specialist ParcelHero .

“With the US threatening to leave the 145-year-old organisation next month if it didn’t get agreement on the ability to set its own rates, the UPU’s members have held their noses and voted in an extraordinary congress to introduce a phased implementation of self-declared postal rates.” says ParcelHero’s Head of Consumer Research, David Jinks MILT.

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