The Biden Administration’s Opportunity To Secure International Mail

The Biden administration has an opportunity to curb the ongoing opioid epidemic in a unique area: the postal system.

This opportunity is the result of a 2018 federal law that required the U.S. Postal Service and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to begin turning away international packages that lack advance electronic data (AED) in order to prevent opioids and other illicit goods from entering the country through the mail system. AED is a valuable resource for law enforcement and the postal service as it includes information about the shipper, recipients and contents of an international postal package.

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Dan Lips