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 systems.