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Episode 134: the STOP Act ... stopping cross-border parcels?


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Episode 134: the STOP Act ... stopping cross-border parcels?

Ian Kerr

Kate Muth, Executive Director of IMAG

Kate Muth, Executive Director of IMAG

The STOP Act targets opioids in the mail, and it will have a profound impact on the US Postal Service and cross-border parcels. Kate Muth, Executive Director at IMAG, discusses the legislation and what it will mean in practice, including:

  • The background to the STOP Act, including how it will work (2:00)

  • The problem of opioids being shipped into the USA via the post (2:35)

  • The key deadlines associated with the STOP Act, including compliance for China, and exemptions (3:50)

  • The deadline for 100% transmission of AED for parcels into the USA (4:48)

  • Implications for the US Postal Service if advance data isn’t provided (5:15)

  • Could the US Postal Service refuse to accept inbound international mail? What are the solutions? (6:25)

  • What does the proposed exit from the UPU mean for the STOP Act? (7:55)

  • Why hasn’t the UPU already developed international standards? (9:15)

  • Impact of STOP Act on other carriers (11:00)

  • Implications for inbound international e-commerce (11:40)

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