September 25, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sean Heather, senior vice president for International Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to the deal struck today within the Universal Postal Union.

“The administration deserves a tremendous amount of credit for their leadership in tackling an antiquated, market distorting global pricing arrangement that for too long has seen the United States footing the bill to deliver the rest of world’s mail. With this new arrangement, the United States is free to move to self-declared rates, while putting the rest of the world on a similar path. Furthermore, it’s important that the U.S. will remain a member of the Universal Postal Union so that it can continue to fight for international postal reform.”