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Trump Seeks Changes in the International Postal Rate System

  • U.S. manufacturers have cited unfair competition from China
  • Memo urges action at Universal Postal Union summit next month
Small parcels move along a conveyor belt at the United States Postal Service sorting center in Louisville, Kentucky.
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump says the U.S. must seek changes to the United Nations’s Universal Postal Union that ensure “fair and nondiscriminatory rates for goods that promotes unrestricted and undistorted competition,” following complaints from manufacturers about shipments from China.

In an order issued Thursday to the U.S. Postmaster General and the secretaries of State, Treasury and Homeland Security, Trump called for modernizing the monetary reimbursement model for the delivery of goods through the international postal system.