A US Postal Service worker takes packages out of a truck on December 2 in San Francisco, California. The postal service has recorded a loss of US$8.8 billion and will finish the year with US$11 billion in debt outstanding. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

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Outside In by David Dodwell

Despite Donald Trump’s attack on the international postal system, he might be in for a nasty surprise in the mail next year

  • Tying US Postal Service’s losses to Chinese e-commerce, the Trump administration forced the Universal Postal Union to allow the US to set its own international postal fees from July next year. However, this is likely to make only a small dent in the country’s mail woes

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A US Postal Service worker takes packages out of a truck on December 2 in San Francisco, California. The postal service has recorded a loss of US$8.8 billion and will finish the year with US$11 billion in debt outstanding. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.