In the world of UPU negotiations, we have come to a point that can be compared to a game of chess between two long-time friends. The end of this game is called a “bilateral agreement,” and the result is a contract that simply says, “I`ll charge you X for deliveries if you charge me Y for deliveries.” While a normal business negotiation focuses on giving and taking – “I`m going to sell you product X at price Y.” With the many variables included, you can see how the fine details get a little tricky. GENEVA (ED) — The United States agreed Wednesday to remain in a United Nations body that has regulated the international postal service for more than a century, after delegates agreed in emergency discussions to change the structure of postal charges. Lord. Navarro claimed the result was a victory for “a new type of Trump diplomacy,” saying international organizations like the Postal Union “must respect the rights of the United States and serve its members rather than being used as piggy banks for countries that have bad actors who seek to bend their rules.” As part of the deal, the U.S. will also pay $40 million to the Postal Union to promote safety measures against the shipment of drugs such as fentanyl and other illicit goods. Entrepreneurs should always be prepared for changes that may impact their business models. Changing international postal rates is just one of many factors that can affect your ecommerce. Work with your 3PL services company to be ready for the ever-changing ecommerce market. The UPU only regulates the sending of letters and small packages up to 4.4 pounds (2 kg). At the time the agreement was first implemented, most international couriers were couriers.
Now that emails and apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp connect people around the world in real time, the volume of letters has decreased. At the same time, e-commerce is increasing the number of small packages shipped internationally. Yes, a post office like Deutsche Post has the option to register in another country and send packages from the “US” to other countries as if they were from Germany, allowing Deutsche Post to access UPU fares. There are now a number of postal companies participating in this practice, and while ETOEs are blocked in some countries and ETOE freight is banned from arriving in other countries, you can see how it wouldn`t take much for a few smart people to know how to beat the system. Brennan added that the agreement will impose stricter requirements on foreign posts in order to provide USPS with advanced electronic data on the contents of international packages, an important step in inter-agency efforts to eradicate illicit materials — such as synthetic opioids — that are exchanged by mail. . . .