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Below is a snapshot of notable developments on international postal issues in the third quarter of 2019. Systemic Reforms at the Universal Postal Union Following a September 24-26 Extraordinary Congress, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) adopted sweeping reforms to its remuneration system. The Trump Administration had threatened to leave the UPU on...

The Universal Postal Union agreed to a compromise Wednesday that would allow the United States to set its own inbound postage rates and remain within the organization the Trump administration had previously threatened to leave. After rejecting a handful of earlier options, more than half the 192-country body voted in favor...

The USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) studied how the Postal Service engages with microbusinesses and issued a report with recommendations. It found microbusinesses to be generally satisfied with the Postal Service but advised it to do more to boost awareness of key products and services. Press release follows: Microbusinesses are...