Thursday, June 24, 2010

International Mail Terminal Dues

Dear Reader,

As a primer on international mail, terminal dues are the system
by which countries compensate each other for handling one another's mail.

The Universal Postal Union (UPU for short; established the current system for payment between countries in 1991.

Essentially thee are three types of member country dues: Reims (primarily European), Industrial (US, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia and New Zealand) and Developing Countries (the rest).

The separate postal rates types are roughly established by the UPU but often renegotiated between the countries themselves.

What does this have to do with you? Well, if youre thinking about mailing internationally,and we'll dwell more on that in future blogs, then it means by using different postal administrations' international rates, you can get some great savings on postage internationally.

Off tarifff rates can sometimes be less than half of your own country's tariff rates.

So, long story short >>>mailing internationally can make good sense for a lot of companies, and can posssibly work for you.

Michael Hofmann
Resource Mail Services

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