Loadstar on 12th October reported that the Trump Administration is unhappy with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and has threatened “repercussions” if the international mail body does not address below-cost delivery rates for e-commerce sent from China.  The system of postal fees for international mail deliveries gives an unfair advantage to Chinese online merchants.  Under the current framework of what are termed “terminal dues”, China Post pays its counterparts in North America and the EU for the delivery of mail that result in much lower mailing costs for Chinese online merchants, as China.  Imports can also benefit from duty-/tax-free delivery in the recipient country if below certain de minimis levels.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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