Small parcels from China might soon cost more
The Universal Postal Union has decided to review the method of calculation of terminal dues for postal items, which is expected to result in higher rates for small parcels from China. The reform of the Universal Postal Union system called for by the United States in 2018 will increase the cost for Chinese e-merchants to send parcels weighing less than 2kg abroad. China benefits from advantageous rates on terminal dues despite being the world's second largest economic power. The United States and other countries therefore do not understand why the country still benefits from these very advantageous charges. At the end of December 2019, the Universal Postal Union made a decision. Each country will be able, from July 2020 for the United States and from 2021 for France, to set its own rates, while respecting a certain limit.