The Universal Postal Union (UPU) holds its quadrennial “congress” (i.e., ministerial) meeting in Doha, Qatar from September 24 to October 15. USCIB continues to urge the U.S. delegation to the UPU to work closely with interested U.S. private-sector companies, and to pay particular attention to assuring a level playing field if and when postal services anywhere in the world compete directly with the private sector, including on package delivery services and financial services.
As postal revenue dries up around the world, many publicly operated postal organizations may be tempted to get into new lines of business. This presents a vexing challenge to private-sector companies that may find themselves in competition with these state-supported entities. Last November, USCIB and three other business groups sent a letter to the Obama Administration urging the U.S. to prepare diligently for the Doha congress.
Staff contact: Shaun Donnelly