• Jack Hamande

UPU member countries reach unanimous agreement on postal remuneration rates

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Member countries attending the Universal Postal Union’s third Extraordinary Congress reached an agreement in Geneva (sept 2019)


“The UPU is as strong as it has always been,” said UPU Secretary General Bishar A. Hussein during a press conference following the session. “It is an historical moment, where we have averted the possible exit of one of our member countries and, of course, many other disappointed countries.”


The Geneva Extraordinary Congress has shown that 192 countries can reach solutions on complex issues by acclamation.

The approval of the rate proposal, known as Option V, will see the UPU accelerate rate increases to the system used to remunerate the delivery of inbound international bulky letters and small packets, phasing in self-declared rates as soon as 2020.


"Option V" approved by acclamation


The decision, which took place during the second day of the Geneva meeting, will see the UPU accelerate rate increases to the system used to remunerate the delivery of inbound international bulky letters and small packets, phasing in self-declared rates starting as soon as 2020. The Extraordinary Congress approved the proposal, known as “Option V,” by acclamation.



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