Universal Postal Union Changes Deliver Win for Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reports that the Trump administration successfully negotiated changes to the Universal Postal Union (UPU) to protect manufacturers from counterfeiters and other bad actors who have been exploiting the international system by shipping packages to the U.S. at highly subsidized rates.

The NAM notes that some countries in the UPU, such as China, pay lower rates because they were classified as “developing countries” when the terms of the UPU were originally agreed to. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons says the changes announced this week will “level the playing field.” 9/25/2019