COVID-19: Information and updates from the UPU

The UPU's International Bureau (IB) has been monitoring the disruptions to the global postal supply chain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is seeking to identify possible ways to mitigate its impact – particularly with regard to the widespread restrictions and cancellations of passenger flights.

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UPU DG says Posts must digitalize and upscale to be competitive

UPU DG says Posts must digitalize and upscale to be competitive

9/21/2020At a conference on the future of industry, on 16 September, the Director General of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Bishar A. Hussein called on postal operators to digitalize and upscale in order to enter the competitive market.
The clock is ticking on electronic advance data for trade and ecommerce in LDCs

The clock is ticking on electronic advance data for trade and ecommerce in LDCs

9/2/2020Urgent digital transformation is needed to create safe and secure cross border ecommerce customs clearance in the world’s poorest countries.

UPU/ICAO urge support for posts, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during COVID-19 pandemic  

9/1/20201 September 2020 (Montreal/Berne) - The following is a joint statement from the Universal Postal Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU) encourage United Nations member states to continue to support their designated postal operators, air cargo carriers and express mail operators during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and to provide support for future recovery efforts.