IMAG Prepared Statement on Opening the UPU to the Private Sector

IMAG Executive Director Kate Muth prepared a statement regarding opening the UPU to the private sector, which formed the basis for her remarks at the UPU High-Level Stakeholder Forum. The Forum was held in Berne on February 13. The statements calls for reimagining the UPU in light of the changes effected by a rapidly growing ecommerce market. It also urges UPU to consider immediate steps that could be taken to engage the private sector and build coalition, such as better transparency and greater access to UPU data and analytics; earlier and faster communication of changes to country’s customs declarations, duties requirements, and prohibited items; and access to the postal network tracking s

IMAG Comments on Canada's Bill C-4

IMAG has issued comments regarding Canada’s proposed Bill C-4, An Act to Implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States. In a letter to the Standing Committee on International Trade, IMAG expresses its support for the increase in the de minimis thresholds from the current C$20 to C$40 for tax relief and C$150 for duty relief on express shipments. However, it also urges that the increase on de minimis be extended to postal shipments as well, rather than only apply to express shipments. To read the full letter, click here.

Postal Stock Exchange Wraps Up Exhibit at WMX Americas

IMAG member Postal Stock Exchange completed a successful first time exhibiting at World Mail and Express Americas in Miami, where they showcased their Posta and Parcels Stock Exchange, a real-time online stock exchange for postal and parcel rates. The service provides access to more than 20,000 rates in worldwide databases, 26 postal operators and 120 carriers, which users can find with a few clicks. Customers choose a personalized solution and Postal Stock Exchange handles invoicing, documentation, pick-up, shipping and confirmation of the maildrop. The service fully automated and free of charge for customers and suppliers. Postal Stock Exchange is developing a one-to-one licensing system f

IMAG Members One World Express and Postal Stock Exchange Partner on New UK Service

One World Express and Postal Stock Exchange have come together to offer mailer and ecommerce exporters from the UK a platform through which global mailing and parcels rates can be accessed for distribution to over 200 countries worldwide. Under the agreement, Postal Stock Exchange brings its wealth of experience and relationships globally on the mail side to the platform and One World Express through their technology platform SMARTTRACK will power the Parcels Exchange to be launched first in the UK and then expanding strategically into key markets worldwide. Mailers and ecommerce exporters will be able to print global indicia’s and CN22 on the postal exchange and final mile tracked parcels l

Update: Coronavirus and Impact on Delivery

China Post, via the Universal Postal Union, has provided the following update on the impact of the coronavirus on postal deliveries to/from China. Emergency Information System Message Message n° 26/2020 7 February 2020 à 16h27 (CET) Further to EmIS 10/2020, the designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post, asks us to reiterate and inform other Union member countries and their designated operators of the following issues with regard to preventing and minimizing the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), as per the requirements of the Chinese government. First of all, according to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses do not survive for long on objects. It is therefore

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