Possible Rotating Strikes in Canada

The following message, received via UPU, points to the possibility of rotating postal strikes in Canada, as earlier as Monday, October 22. *** The designated operator of Canada, Canada Post, asks us to inform the designated operators of other Union member countries about ongoing negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). CUPW has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, 22 October 2018. Should rotating strike action occur, the postal service will continue to operate. Rotating legal strikes may be isolated to one or two specific locations at a time, affecting those areas for a period of 24 hours. In that situat

IMAG Statement on Administration's Decision regarding UPU

The International Mailers’ Advisory Group (IMAG), an association representing the U.S. international mailing sector, has released a statement on the administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Universal Postal Union (UPU). To read the text of the IMAG statement, click here. (To read the White House statement, click here.)

Cut-off Dates for Holiday Shipping via USPS

The U.S. Postal Service has published the cut-off dates for 2018 holiday shipping to ensure items arrive prior to Christmas. For international mail addressed to Africa, Central and South America, First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) items and Priority Mail International (PMI) items should be shipped no later than December 1 and Priority Mail Express International items no later than December 8. To all other regions outside the United States, First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) items and Priority Mail International (PMI) items should be shipped no later than December 8 and Priority Mail Express International items no later than December 15. For further information o

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