Will the U. S. withdraw from the UPU?

Does Trump’s recent Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State to take action on the Universal Postal Union (“UPU”) and terminal dues at the current Extraordinary Congress of the UPU foreshadow US action to withdraw from the UPU, as he has threatened to do with US membership in the WTO? the CEP Group has undertaken several studies, and provided expert testimony and reports on postal related issues for clients.  For an individual consultation on the US Postal Service, international postal services, and the UPU please contact us directly.


Air Cargo Advance Screening Program Goes into Effect

WASHINGTON — U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration announced that the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program went into effect today requiring the submission of advanced air cargo information on shipments arriving in the United States from a foreign location.

As part of the ACAS program, participating carriers submit a subset of required pre-arrival air cargo data to CBP at the earliest point practicable and prior to loading the cargo onto aircraft destined to or transiting through the United States. For details see the notice at www.uscbp.gov