Donald Trump Moves To Pull US Out Of Postal Treaty

Donald Trump has moved to pull the US out of the Universal Postal Union, charging that the multilateral system that sets international mailing rates unfairly gives China a competitive edge and fuels the shipment of counterfeit goods and illicit drugs, senior White House officials said on Wednesday.

The move against the UPU marks the latest swipe by Mr. Trump against the multilateral institution, which was established in the 19th century, and represents another strand in his administration’s economic conflict with Beijing.

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James Politi and Andy Bounds