White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told the Universal Postal Union special congress that the United States is forced to “heavily subsidise” small parcels “in a way that costs our Postal Service hundreds of millions of dollars a year and costs our economy tens of thousands of jobs.” Photo: AFP
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told the Universal Postal Union special congress that the United States is forced to “heavily subsidise” small parcels “in a way that costs our Postal Service hundreds of millions of dollars a year and costs our economy tens of thousands of jobs.” Photo: AFP

US exit from global post union could signal the end of cheap Chinese goods for American online shoppers

  • Last year, the US said it would leave the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and set its own postal rates, claiming that the system is unfairly advantageous to China
  • The Switzerland-based union represents 192 member countries and sets the fees that postal services can charge for delivering shipments from foreign countries

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told the Universal Postal Union special congress that the United States is forced to “heavily subsidise” small parcels “in a way that costs our Postal Service hundreds of millions of dollars a year and costs our economy tens of thousands of jobs.” Photo: AFP
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told the Universal Postal Union special congress that the United States is forced to “heavily subsidise” small parcels “in a way that costs our Postal Service hundreds of millions of dollars a year and costs our economy tens of thousands of jobs.” Photo: AFP
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