Service Suspension Possible, But Global Express Guaranteed Will Be Unaffected
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2011 — Despite the nationwide suspension of service by Canada Post announced last night, the U.S. Postal Service will continue to accept mail to Canada at this time.
However, if a settlement is not reached by Friday, June 17, between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the U.S. Postal Service will then have to suspend acceptance of all services destined for Canada — except Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service.
Regardless of the strike situation in Canada, U.S. Postal Service customers will still be able to send letters and packages to Canada via (GXG) service. GXG is the premium, date-certain international shipping option from the U.S. Postal Service with international transportation and delivery by FedEx Express. GXG is available online at www.usps.com and at participating retail locations throughout the United States.
U.S. Postal Service officials will continue to closely monitor the situation in Canada and have contingency plans in place.
Additional information and updates regarding acceptance and movement of international mail are posted online at www.usps.com/communications/news/serviceupdates.htm.
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
SOURCE U.S. Postal Service