New Legislation to End Subsidies of Foreign Mail

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), today introduced the Ending Needless Delivery Subsidies (ENDS) Act, legislation that would save U.S. taxpayers from having to subsidize international postal shipments from foreign countries to the United States.

A 2015 case study by the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Office of Inspector General found that low cost items sent from China cost 27 percent less to ship than similar items sent within the United States.

Cassidy’s bill requires the U.S. secretary of state to negotiate with the UPU to end all subsidies, and prohibits new agreements that provide foreign shipments preferential pricing if the same treatment is not given to U.S. packages … (click to read more)