The UPU, now an arm of the United Nations, was founded in 1874 by the Treaty of Bern. Prior to this agreement, cross-border mailing of letters was complex and often costly. Some countries had bilateral postal agreements, others did not. It was difficult to send a letter to someone in a country that did not have a mutual agreement with your country. You should rely on a redirect service. You might even have added stamps from any country through which your letter went. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was founded in 1874 by the Treaty of Bern and in 1948 became a specialized United Nations agency. Article 1 of the 1964 Constitution states that the Union`s objective is to ensure the organisation and improvement of postal services, to promote the development of international cooperation and, where possible, to provide the technical assistance in postal matters requested by the Member States. To this end, the countries that have adopted the Constitution form a single postal territory. The new agreement follows a memorandum issued last year by Mr. Trump, in which the president said other nations were unfairly receiving cheaper prices when they sent small packages and bulky letters to the United States than postal customers sent abroad. Trump, at a previous meeting of the Universal Postal Union last year in Ethiopia – an inter-institutional group led by the State Department – instructed the United States to negotiate a fairer pricing structure, but White House officials said at the time that there was little progress toward that goal.

Brennan added that the agreement will impose stricter requirements on foreign agencies to provide USPS with advanced electronic data on the content of international packages, an important step in inter-institutional efforts to eradicate illegal materials, such as synthetic opioids, which are exchanged by mail. Brennan repeatedly praised the Trump administration for its efforts and praised other nations at the Universal Postal Union convention for their work in the « spirit of cooperation. » To integrate postal services and the Internet, the UPU .post was parising. [45] [46] The UPU expects to unveil a whole new set of international digital postal services, including e-mail. You have appointed an organ, the .post group (DPG), to make the development of this platform. [47] The final taxes levied by the USPS partially offset this price difference. A 2015 report by the U.S. Postal Service`s inspector general compared these costs. The report showed that the post office made a net profit from international shipments. Incoming losses from international packages were more than covered by exits. However, the report found that travel losses increased between 2010 and 2014, while outbound profits decreased.

This was the time when international e-commerce began to flood the United States. The new UPU agreement provides the U.S. with tools to keep the USPS in black numbers in international shipping. The Universal Postal Union, in collaboration with the World Association for the Development of Philatety, has developed the wadp numbering system (WNS). It was launched on January 1, 2002. The website[43] presents entries for 160 countries and post offices with more than 25,000 stamps registered since 2002. Many of them have images that are generally protected by the issuing country, but the UPU and WADP allow them to download.