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U.S. to leave global postal union by next month


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Note for U.S. collectors/buyers, the U.S. is planning to leave UPU by next month if there's no agreement made with UPU before the deadline. This means possible increase on shipping done through USPS. Not sure if items coming from Japan is being subsidized by U.S. so the rate from Japan might be affected or not.  However, items from China (which is basically the main target for this action), will definitely be affected as shipping from China is heavily subsidized by the U.S. (that's why it's common to see free or dirt cheap shipping rates from China). If you're using a courier (like DHL, Fedex, UPS), their rates will most probably not be affected, unless of course they take advantage of the situation and also increase their rates. So don't be surprised in case you see some increase in shipping in the coming months.

P.S. Not sure the appropriate forum to post this (while also making it more visible to members), so mods feel free to move it if needed. Thanks

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