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Canada/Stamps : Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

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10 Feb 2014
09:19:05pm

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http://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/aboutus/news/announcements/registered_mail_suspension.jsf



http://postalnews.com/postalnewsblog/2014/01/14/canada-post-suspends-registered-mail-service-to-the-us/

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10 Feb 2014
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re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

Another nice blow, isn't it? Sad

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10 Feb 2014
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re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

It has nothing to do with Canada Post. It is simply a recognition that for a long time now, USPS has not treated incoming foreign registered mail as "Registered". They have been delivering it with normal mail, no tracking, no signature on arrival. We stopped using registered mail to the US about a year ago, after our customers informed of this.

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10 Feb 2014
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re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

Let me clarify myself: I was not referring to Canada Post. In fact I completely understand their reasoning.

I just wish postal services would get on the same page.


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11 Feb 2014
02:14:29am

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re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

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"USPS has not treated incoming foreign registered mail as "Registered". They have been delivering it with normal mail, no tracking"



This is not true of all foreign mail. I am often asked to send registered from Israel and most times they are signed for. They can also be tracked much of the time by using the simplest of insured options.
There have been occasions when asked by a buyer about his packet, I have been able to tell them exactly where their items are !!

And all for an extra $2 !!



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cocollectibles
11 Feb 2014
10:24:44am
re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

I must agree with Mr. Bus; when I get registered (recorded) mail from the UK, I always have to sign for it. However, I was told by my postal clerk that when the PO receives an international registered letter, once it enters the US mail stream it isn't treated any different than any other signed-for mail; she noted that registered mail sent from the US is handled by hand and each person that "touches" it must sign off, until it leaves the US.

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11 Feb 2014
11:15:02am
re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

I am remembering (watch out, that is dangerous) somethings regarding this matter from a few years ago.

With international mail, the postal system that handle the mail share the postage with each other, meaning that some if an item shipped from the US to the UK cost $5 to mail, the USPS keeps its share, and the UK Royal Mail is paid its share by the USPS. These are by UPU convention.

Postage rates in the US, including those for international run much lower than the rates imposed by most other (if not all) postal systems around the world. Other countries were complaining that the low cost of mailing from the US to other countries was costing the receiving countries money to deliver mail from the US. If you recall, several years ago, we in the US had a large increase in international postage rates. That was partly to appease the other countries.

The USPS, a year or so later, began to complain that registered mail coming to the US from others countries, particularly China, did not have any postage paid for the registry service. The mail pieces only had regular postage rates paid along with the "R" sticker or notation on them. That is when USPS began to stop handling some mail from some countries as "registered". Now how much farther USPS has taken this, or do we have postal clerks wrongly interpreting things on their own (again), I do not know.

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11 Feb 2014
11:19:44am
re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

I seem have a similar recollection, although not the same detail nor the Chinese connection.

One would think that since the money is being shared, that there would be a universal registry fee that all countries charged. Couldn't the UPU take charge here?

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11 Feb 2014
01:54:35pm
re: Suspension of Registered Mail (USA) Service from Canada to the USA - effective January 13, 2014

I used to get alot of mail from China (PRC). It was always marked "registered", but had very little postage paid on it. It was handled like regular mail by the USPS.

If we let the UPU take charge of postage rates and ancillary service pricing, we'd probably wind up paying alot more for our postage here, and USPS would start losing even more money than it does now.

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