USPS Closer to Making Small Packets from Overseas Pricier

The USPS is getting one step closer to making small packets from overseas more expensive, something for which many small sellers in the US have advocated. The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will host a conference next week on the topic of postal rates for inbound small packets.

The US Postal Service will present information on creating new prices for Inbound Letter Post Small Packet and Bulky Letter. The action is a result of the PRC conditionally approving last month the USPS request to move the product from Market Dominant to Competitive. That would remove the postal product from the domain of Terminal Dues under the UPU, from which President Trump has already decided to withdraw. (Read more about it in this January 9th EcommerceBytes Blog post.)

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