- Apr 25, 2019
Guatemala: International Inbound Mail Service Resumes
Guatemala’s designated postal operator, Correos y Telégrafos, recently announced that it is once again accepting inbound international mail after a two-year hiatus. Effective April 6, the U.S. Postal Service restored delivery service to Guatemala. Further details can be found in the April 25 Postal Bulletin; click here to access.
- Apr 24, 2019
Upcoming Holidays in Japan
Japan Post reports that 29 April and May 3 to 6 are assigned as national and public holidays in Japan (the so-called "Golden Week"), as explained below: Since the Emperor Akihito abdicates on 30 April and the new Emperor Naruhito ascends the throne on 1 May, 30 April to 2 May are also designated as a national holiday in 2019 and many official ceremonies for these historical events are planned. This special arrangement made by the government results in a 10-day national holid
- Apr 24, 2019
Earthquake in Philippines
As indicated by the UPU communication below, an earthquake in Castillejos, Zambales is having an impact on postal operations in the Philippines. From: UPU.EmIS Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 4:16 AM Subject: [EXTERNAL] EmIS 39/2019 – Philippines – Earthquake The designated operator of the Philippines, Philippine Postal Corporation, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, following the magnitude 6.1 earthquake which occurred in Casti
- Apr 19, 2019
UPU Takes a Look at Its Resiliency
The Universal Postal Union (UPU) will face a test to its resiliency should the United States withdraw from the 192-member organization later this year. UPU issued a memo on April 5 "to provide further clarity on the meaning of this critical development, evaluating the capacity of the UPU to withstand the test and devising potential avenues for the transformation needed." The document presents the following items: information on the footprint of the United States in the global
- Apr 3, 2019
A "Postal Brexit"?
Industry experts fear that a U.S. withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union would be a "postal Brexit," with the potential for dramatic price increases for inbound international packages. That's the focus of a story by CEP Research, which highlights some of the comments from the Leaders in Logistics Post & Parcel Europe conference, held in Madrid in late March. IMAG Executive Director Kate Muth was one of the speakers, and said there could be a kind of rate shock if the USPS