The STOP Act…stopping cross-border parcels?
The STOP Act targets opioids in the mail, and it will have a profound impact on the US Postal Service and cross-border parcels. Kate Muth, Executive Director at IMAG, discusses the legislation and what it will mean in practice, including:
- The background to the STOP Act, including how it will work (2:00)
- The problem of opioids being shipped into the USA via the post (2:35)
- The key deadlines associated with the STOP Act, including compliance for China, and exemptions (3:50)
- The deadline for 100% transmission of AED for parcels into the USA (4:48)
- Implications for the US Postal Service if advance data isn’t provided (5:15)
- Could the US Postal Service refuse to accept inbound international mail? What are the solutions? (6:25)
- What does the proposed exit from the UPU mean for the STOP Act? (7:55)
- Why hasn’t the UPU already developed international standards? (9:15)
- Impact of STOP Act on other carriers (11:00)
- Implications for inbound international e-commerce (11:40)
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