Is USA vs UPU reaching endgame?

Is USA vs UPU reaching endgame?

Pierre Morin, International Relations at Canada Post, gives us an insider’s perspective on how the USA vs UPU battle has been progressing. We cover:

  • The impact on inbound international parcels on Canada Post’s bottom line
  • Shortcomings in the current international pricing arrangements
  • Comparing domestic parcel rates to inbound international parcels
  • Response to the USA’s announcement it intends to leave the UPU
  • The Universal Postal Coalition group of countries
  • Mail exporters, extra-territorial offices of exchange, and the single postal territory
  • The countries and postal operators benefiting from the current system
  • The remaining options being discussed at the UPU, and whether or not they will address the USA’s concerns and keep the USA in the UPU
  • How self-declared rates work and the implications for the sector
  • What’s next for the UPU to resolve the issue

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Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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