New study: Terminal dues distort international trade

New study: Terminal dues distort international trade

April 13, 2015

Copenhagen Economics has conducted a study of terminal dues for the US Postal Regulatory Commission. Terminal dues are set by the Universal Postal Union and define how much designated postal operators pay each other for delivery of cross-border letters.  

The study concludes that terminal dues distort international trade and competition between postal and delivery operators. This happens in particular when terminal dues are set below costs, so that delivery of ecommerce from e.g. China becomes artificially cheap.  

Download the study from the US Postal Regulatory Commission’s website 

For further information, please contact Partner Henrik Ballebye Okholm