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Episode 153: USA vs UPU - the inside story (continued...)


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Episode 153: USA vs UPU - the inside story (continued...)

Ian Kerr

Pierre Morin, International Relations, Canada Post

Pierre Morin, International Relations, Canada Post

Pierre Morin, International Relations at Canada Post, is back to fill us in on what has been happening at the UPU:

  • Net importers vs net exporters

  • A detailed discussion of the three options that have been proposed:

    • Accelerating minor increases previously agreed (including modelling of how this would affect Canada Post)

    • Self-declared rates (the only option that currently seems acceptable to the USA), including protections against price gouging

    • The compromise option with a transition period before introducing self-declared rates, including price caps

  • The postal ballot process, including the involvement of “sanctioned countries”

  • Likely process for the Congress to be held in September - if indeed it goes ahead

  • The chance for compromise at the Congress

  • Public statements made by other nations

  • Funding changes if the USA withdraws from the UPU

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