Manufacturers To Trump: China, Not Amazon, Is Real Postal IssueApril 25, 2018
While President Donald Trump blames Amazon.com Inc. for the woes of the U.S. Postal Service, there is a very real problem with delivering shipments from China, U.S. manufacturers say.
The U.S. Postal Service currently collects below-cost payments, called terminal dues, to deliver small packages under 4.4 lbs. from international shippers. These payments, set by the United Nations Universal Postal Union, are being exploited, manufacturers say, by Chinese counterfeiters using e-commerce to flood the U.S. market with cheap goods, delivered at much lower cost than goods shipped domestically.
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