From U.S. Postal Service Director Global Trade Compliance, on enhancements to the compliance checks in the export compliance screening process for PMEI/PMI/FCPIS Presort Drop Shipment, Commercial ePacket (CeP), International Priority Airmail (IPA) and International Surface Air Lift (ISAL). To download in PDF form click here. Dear Customer: International shipments of goods sent from the U.S., whether by mail or other delivery services, are subject to federal export laws and re
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on May 25, is designed to protect the personal data of EU citizens. It affects not only companies doing business within the EU, but any organization outside the EU borders that provides services or goods to EU citizens or stores their personal data. A BBC video provides an overview of the GDPR's main provisions. Click here to access the video.
The U.S. Postal Service reported receipt of about 498 million international parcels for calendar year 2017, and a recent audit report from the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) aims to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of financial and operational inbound international parcel volume data. The audit found that financial data on inbound international parcels is generally accurate and complete, although it points to instances in which it was not possible to reconcile o
Online purchases are three times more likely to be returned than those made in a physical store, and in 2017, between $113 billion and $132 billion of ecommerce purchases were returned. That means that ecommerce retailers and shippers are taking a closer look at the process of returning goods, or reverse logistics, in order to find opportunities for savings and efficiencies. A new white paper from the U.S. Postal Services Office of Inspector General, Riding the Returns Wave: