Shipping Small USPS Packages from China To Get More Expensive

Shipping small packages through the US Postal Service will get more expensive for overseas shippers like China. The US Postal Regulatory Commission approved a November request from the USPS to reclassify small packages and bulky letters coming into the country. With the approval, the USPS will now ask for a price changes on those services.

US companies have often complained that it cost more to send similarly sized packages to US buyers than it costs a Chinese shipper. These changes are expected to help address the concerns.

In August, the Trump administration also announced a withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union, a United Nations organization that handles terminal dues for countries. The US would like to make the UPU more equitable. China’s classification in the UPU allows it benefit from a lower rate. The process is expected to take a year.

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