• Needed International Mail Reforms Inch Forward

    January 3, 2017- Don Soifer International Postal Update – January 2017 MODEST PROGRESS WITH NEW POSTAGE RATE SYSTEM  At the 26th Universal Postal Congress (UPU) this fall, member countries voted to institute a new payment system for letters and small packages shipped by international mail. [Read More...]
  • How Honest is the Postal Service’s Lance Armstrong Lawsuit?

    November 14, 2016- Don Soifer The federal government’s lawsuit against former cycling champion Lance Armstrong could potentially cost the fallen icon nearly $100 million in damages.  But the U.S. Postal Service, on whose behalf the government is seeking to collect, has shown it knows a [Read More...]
  • International Postal Update — October 2016

    October 7, 2016- Don Soifer UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONGRESS TWEAKS TERMINAL DUES SYSTEM The Universal Postal Union, the governing organization for international mail, concluded its Istanbul Congress with modest revisions to its pricing system for shipments between designated postal operators. Member countries approved pricing changes [Read More...]
  • Postal Service “Profits” are Nothing to Write Home About

    March 30, 2016- Don Soifer The U.S. Postal Service has finally delivered — a profit, that is. Last month, the beleaguered government agency reported its first net quarterly profit in five years. Have Americans rediscovered their love of greeting cards? Not really. A closer look [Read More...]
  • International Postal Update — January 2016

    January 4, 2016- Lexington Institute NEW REPORT: EUROPEAN POSTS OVERCHARGE CONSUMERS ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING International shipping within Europe can cost up to five times as much as domestic shipping, according to new research from Saint-Louis University in Brussels, Belgium, conducted on behalf of the European [Read More...]
  • International Postal Update — October 2015

    October 1, 2015- Lexington Institute SECURITY RISKS FOR PACKAGES ENTERING THE U.S. United States authorities are effectively not screening packages entering the country from foreign posts. In a recent study, Copenhagen Economics surveyed designated postal operators from 10 countries and found that none submitted security [Read More...]
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