Compromise Keeps US in Universal Postal Union

Posted on September 25, 2019 2:59 pm

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After two days of intense negotiations, the Universal Postal Union has reached a compromise agreement on mailing rates that has averted a threatened walkout by the United States, which could have caused a major disruption to the global postal system. 

The United States declared victory in the UPU’s “Extraordinary Congress,” saying it got what it wanted. The head of the U.S. delegation, Peter Navarro, said member countries unanimously approved the adoption of a comprehensive set of reforms based on the U.S. proposal. 
Navarro, who is the director of trade and manufacturing policy at the White House, said the measure lets