Postal union leader: No international mail for U.S. if it pulls out of treaty
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Oct 19, 2018
If the U.S. pulls out of an international postal treaty, there will be no international mail or packages sent to the U.S., an official with a 192-country postal union, says, the Associated Press reports.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent the union a letter announcing the U.S’.s plans to pull out of the treaty in 12 months because of a multi-level trade dispute with Beijing, the article notes, adding that theTrump administration says the treaty allows China to ship packages to the U.S. at discounted rates at the expense of American businesses.
Pascal Clivaz, deputy director-general of the Switzerland-based, 144-year-old Universal Postal Union, said if the U.S. pulls out, it will lose access to special codes needed to send and receive mail internationally, according to the article, which notes that the next step is to continue negotiating.