The United States will be able to rise prices for letters and small parcels from July next year after reaching a compromise on Wednesday with members of the Switzerland-based Universal Postal Union. Photo: Kyodo

US global postal rate deal will have limited impact on Chinese exporters, observers say

  • The United States will be allowed to set its own rates for inbound international letters and small packages starting in June 2020
  • But observers say the new rates will have less impact on China than Washington had envisioned
Topic |   Ecommerce

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The United States will be able to rise prices for letters and small parcels from July next year after reaching a compromise on Wednesday with members of the Switzerland-based Universal Postal Union. Photo: Kyodo
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