January 10, 2020

The government of Norway recently announced changes to the assessment of Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs duties/taxes/fees on low value goods imported into the country effective in 2020. (Low value is defined as below 3000 Norwegian Kroner, which is approximately US$...

January 10, 2020

The following update, via the Universal Postal Union, describes the impact of Australian fires on mail collection and delivery.

Emergency Information System Message

Message n° 2/2020

9 January 2020 à 11h30 (CET)

Further to EmIS 156/2019, the designated operator of Australi...

January 6, 2020

Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan has agreed to delay her retirement date in order to facilitate the search and transition process, the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service announced today. Brennan had earlier announced her intention to retire effective Janu...

November 26, 2019

An article in the Fall 2019 issue of Parcel by IMAG member Krish Iyer of ShipStation explores the changes from the UPU Extraordinary Congress and what they mean for international shippers in 2020. Her article begins on page 18; click here to read.

November 15, 2019

The Postal Regulatory Commission has issued an order that remands price adjustments for first-class mail. This comes in response to the U.S. Postal Service’s October 9, 2019 filing of planned price adjustments and related mail classification changes for market dominant...

November 15, 2019

Per the announcement below via the Universal Postal Union, Israel Post Company indicates interruptions and delays are being experienced in the south and center of Israel.

From: UPU.EmIS
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:11 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] EmIS 142/2019 – Israel...

November 15, 2019

Per the announcement below via the Universal Postal Union, Australia Post anticipates delays in collection and delivery of mail products in specific postcode areas New South Wales, due to bushfires.

From: UPU.EmIS
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2019 3:16 AM
Subject: [EXTERN...

November 15, 2019

Per the announcement below via IPC, the Finnish postal workers union (PAU) has announced a strike to take place from November 11 to 24, 2019.

Issue type: OPS

Date of report: 07th November 2019     

Update: EER No 63

Reported by: Posti Ltd (FI)

Issue deta...

November 6, 2019

IMAG has filed comments with the Postal Regulatory Commission regarding the U.S. Postal Service’s request to keep its inbound e-format rate non-public. In its comments, IMAG contends a domestic benchmark rate should be public.

To read IMAG’s comments, submitted to the P...

October 17, 2019

The United States Postal Service announced on October 16 that Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective January 31, 2020. Brennan's USPS career spans 33 years: she started her USPS service as a postal carrier and began her...

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