International Mail

The following educational seminars and workshops will be presented at MAILCOM ’22, October 3-5, 2022:


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Multiple Ways to Send Mail Internationally

Because international mail is competitive, with no monopoly, mail can be sent by 3 basic methods. But, with more than 220 countries and territories, there are many different paths. Since different paths have different advantages for different mailers, there is no one best way. In this session, we will discuss the basic ways of sending international mail and their advantages and disadvantages. We’ll also look at the importance of alternatives for delivery in case of disruptions. Instructor: Merry Law, WorldVu LLC

Wednesday, October 5 – Round Seven, 1:15-2:15pm


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Requirements for Capturing and Printing non-U.S. Addresses

International UAA (Undeliverable as Addressed) Mail is an expensive problem for mailers and delivery companies. The elements of addresses, their length and placement in addresses vary around the world, while new postal addressing formats are being used in developing countries. This presentation will discuss the problems with capture, storage and printing of proper international addresses formats, with recommendations on the space required in databases and on labels or envelopes. Instructor: Merry Law, WorldVu LLC

Tuesday, October 4 – Round Six, 3:50-4:50pm


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Top Trends Affecting International Mailing

Emerging technology is driving some of the biggest changes we’ve seen yet on the global stage. Transportation and supply chain problems have created unusual disruptions. While looking into the future on a global scale is an uncertain proposition, in this session, we will tackle the big disruptors and the major regulatory changes for international mailing and customs duties and sales taxes obligations. We’ll close with a review of the world’s regions and specific countries. Instructor: Merry Law, WorldVu LLC

Monday, October 3 – Round Two, 3:15-4:15pm


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Mailer Responsibilities for Mailing International Goods and Packages

The growth of international e-commerce continues its significant growth. Increased scrutiny on imports, rising taxes and stricter regulations to stop trafficking in dangerous and illegal goods and to increase government revenues have also grown. Mailer face non-delivery, confiscation, fines and penalties for non-compliance. In this session, we will examine the responsibilities of mailers and service providers in complying with export, import, and tax regulations. Instructor: Merry Law, WorldVu LLC

Tuesday, October 4 – Round Four, 1:30-2:30pm