Effective April 6, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service™ restored mail service to Guatemala. This restoration follows the recent announcement by Guatemala’s designated postal operator, Correos y Telégrafos, that it is once again accepting inbound international mail after a two-year hiatus. The former suspension had disrupted the following USPS services; PMEI, PMI, FCMI, FCPIS, IPA, and...

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Update on International Mail Destined for Canada Mediation talks continue: Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) are continuing talks with the assistance of federal mediators. A 21-day “cooling off period” is now in effect ending Wednesday, September 26th. Strike approved by Canadian Union of Postal Workers: The CUPW voted in favor...

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Access Worldwide is an active member of the International Mailers Advisory Group (IMAG), they’re the premier representative of the U.S. international mailing and shipping industry. IMAG’s core mission is to address barriers to the efficient flow of information and goods across borders for companies utilizing postal services. We support their work and our CEO has recently...

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Canada Post is working to reach new collective agreements with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), which represents Canada Post’s delivery agents and plant employees. On June 29th, the CUPW requested conciliation assistance and on July 6th the conciliators were appointed. The conciliation process is a normal phase of negotiations and Canada Post remains committed to...

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  Hurricane Harvey battered the Texas’ Gulf Coast – causing catastrophic flooding and severe devastation. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall northeast of Corpus Christi, TX late Friday night, on August 25, 2017, with 130 mph winds and devasting amounts of rainfall. It stretched along Texas’ Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi to Houston, and inland to Austin...

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Effective as of April 11th, 2017 – US Postal Service reissues a temporary suspension for most mail services to Guatemala until further notice. The suspension affects the following USPS services; Priority Mail Express International (PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), and First-Class Mail International (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS), International Priority Airmail (IPA) and International...

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UPDATE | August 31st, 2016 Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers reach two-year agreements. Both parties have officially announced they’ve reached a tentative short-term agreement – bringing much-needed certainty for mailers and shippers. Work disruptions will no longer be an ongoing threat. After nine months at the bargaining table, two negotiation extensions since...

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