On 23 November, Loadstar reported that large numbers of parcels headed for the US are likely to be rejected as, from 1 January, full and correct advance data sets of all incoming packages through the mail will be mandatory. This is because of changes that aim to crack down on illicit opioids entering the US through the mail. They require postal agencies in origin countries to submit in advance full data sets on all parcels to the US Postal Service (USPS), which must forward these advance electronic data (AED) to the Customs & Border Protection agency for scrutiny. Parcels without a proper AED are to be returned to the country of origin and the associated expenses are the responsibility of the tendering party.
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