Postal Service Acting Vice President of Sales Dennis Nicoski recently issued a letter to customers to address the USPS’s position regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Click here to read the letter.

Flooding in Japan Affects Postal Delivery

Please see the following message received from the UPU concerning flooding in Japan: From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:15 AM Subject: [EXTERNAL] EmIS 77/2018 – Japan – Flooding Importance: High The designated operator of Japan, Japan Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Okayama, Hiroshima, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures in western Japan are experiencing typhoons, heavy rains and massive flooding, as a result of which many post offices, domestic sorting centres and mail processing facilities have been closed. Some roads and highways in these areas are also inaccessible to traffic, which is delaying the

Busy Summer for International Mailers and Shippers

International mailers and shippers may view the summer months as a chance to exhale and rejuvenate before the busy peak season arrives. The summer of 2018 is unlikely to allow that reprieve, as key events on the summer calendar pose changes to normal operations. These events include the following: May 25: EU’s General Data Protection Regulation came into full effect. July 1: USPS starts compliance checks on commercial outbound products. July 1: Australian Tax Office assesses the new Goods and Services Tax on low-value goods sold to consumers in Australia. August 10: President’s Task Force on the U.S. Postal Service set to release its report on reforming the USPS September 3-7: The Universal

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