International Postal Regulation
The Commission plays an active international role in postal regulation. We take very seriously our statutory responsibility under the
2006 Postal Accountability and
Enhancement Act to provide our views to the U.S. Department of State with respect to international agreements on rates
and classifications for market dominant products and their consistency with our modern regulations for rate setting.
We work closely with the U.S. Department of State, which is responsible for the overall formulation of international postal policy,
to develop and promote U.S. interests in such international organizations as the Universal Postal Union. We also work closely with the
Postal Service, the Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and
are a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services.
The Commission also fosters direct engagement with other postal regulators in order to share valuable information, experiences
and best practices. In March 2009, we hosted the first International Postal Regulatory Dialogue,
which brought together postal regulators from Europe, Asia and Latin America for the first time ever in a multilateral context.
Most recently, Chairman Ruth Y. Goldway spoke about financing universal service during
the Forum on Postal Regulation organized by the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland (Notes, Presentation). Commissioner Dan G. Blair was asked to present to a forum of
senior Iraqi government leaders as part of a joint Iraqi government and U.S. Agency for International Development Symposium on
civil service reform (Press Release, Presentation, Photo). During his trip to Baghdad, Blair also met with Iraqi Postmaster General Dr. Safauldeen Badr Hamzah to discuss the challenges Iraq faces in providing universal postal service.
This web page is an outgrowth of the PRC’s international initiatives and a demonstration of our commitment to sharing information
with other postal regulators and the public on the timely and important topic of international postal regulation.