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Re: No argument from me.
As you remain annonymous, your postal system is unknown. However, whatever system it is, it adds the additional Terminal Dues fee to whatever the US price is. If you live in Europe, VAT is also added. The fee collected from us is determined by our classification under the UPU. There are nine classifications. Whatever one we're in, it's higher than the classification China has, which is one of the lowest. That is part if the reason why this might be, if you have followed along at all. I don't "blame China." I blame the UPU. Big difference.
Here's a novel thought - perhaps your postal system is overpriced and is no longer competitive?
I cannot afford to buy anything from the US because of their postal and shipping costs.
Ask yourself why this might be instead of blaming China.
In the land which fosters the free market first and foremost, maybe your postal market is not quite as competetive as it might be?
David, the Chinese are shipping items to the USA for free in many cases. Certainly it is cheaper for them to ship to us here in the USA than for us to ship to them. WHY? What would YOU do? I can buy hardware from China and have it delivered to my doorstep for less than the same item would cost me at my local store one mile away. THAT is what this is all about. This dumping on the USA market is hurting lots of small businesses. I would say more about your continual bashing of all things American but we are supposed to stay civil on this board.
AAAAH DIDUMS are the nasty Chinese working the system better than the poor Americans,
GROW UP your bankers have fouled the world up several times so tough you are now on the receiving end!
The crux of this dispute is that China wishes to remain classified as a "developing nation"
I don't know what the official definition of that is, but when a nation chooses to develop manned space flight, thermonuclear weapons and the ICBMs to deliver them on, nuclear powered warships, and numerous other advanced technologies doesn't that lift them into the "developed nation" category? Oh, and don't forget to include currency manipulation.
China is gaming the system to take advantage of both the developed nations and the third world simultaneously, IMO.
The article will now give other nations a way to counter this practice at least where advantageous postage rates are concerned, making things more expensive to import from certain countries. https://www.supplychaindive.com/news/upu-postal-rate-change/564615/
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