UPU members will have to find a last-minute compromise agreement for fairer cross-border parcel delivery rates at an emergency conference in Geneva this week to keep the USA in the world’s postal system.
Delegates from 192 member countries will have a choice of three options to reform the much-criticised terminal dues payment system for cross-border small packets at the three-day UPU Extraordinary Congress, which CEP-Research will be reporting live from.
In brief, the three alternative proposals, which could be amended during the Congress, are:
Increase existing rates and move to a single rate system
Allow countries to set their own self-declared rates
Increase existing rates and move to a single rate system, but with optional self-declared rates