International Mail Sessions

The following courses will be presented at MAILCOM ’17:


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

Undeliverable As Addresses Mail is an expensive problem for mailers and delivery companies. The elements, their length and placement in addresses around the world vary. This presentation will discuss the problems with capture, storage and printing of proper international addresses formats, with recommendations on the space required. Instructor: Merry Law, WorldVu LLC.

Monday, April 10, 2017, Round One, 2:00-3:00pm


Addressing the International Market

This session provides information on international address management and quality, as well as tips on ensuring delivery of your mail in the ever expanding global market. Instructor: Marsha Amato-Greenspan, CMDSM, Bank of America.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Round Six, 3:30-4:30m


Customs Efficiency for Customer Satisfaction and Cost Containment

Best practices for international shipments use industry techniques in conjunction with USPS guidelines to streamline workflow and improve delivery. Which industry resources support trouble-free delivery? What should your organization do to ease sending dutiable packages? In this workshop, learn the answers that will help you increase your efficiencies and improve delivery.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Round Nine, 1:00-1:50pm


How Will the 2016 UPU Congress Affect International Mailers in the U.S.?

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) met in September 2016 for its quadrennial Congress. Decisions made at the UPU Congress affect international mailers around the world. The USPS submits international postage rates adjustments to the PRC, makes changes to their international service offerings, and updates the International Mail Manual (IMM) based on the UPU Acts. A long-time observer of international mailing policy and attendee at UPU Congresses who works within the UPU on behalf of U.S. mailers will be interviewed on what happened at the 2016 Congress that will affect international mailers in the U.S. Instructors: Merry Law and Steve Smith.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Round Four, 11:15-12:15pm


Taking the Mystery Out of International Mailing

International mailings are handed off to a foreign mail operator after clearing customs in the destination country. Learn how this affects your mail delivery and return and where you can find the information you need on mail restrictions and customs. Instructors: Merry Law and Wayne Winkler, WorldVu LLC.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Round Eleven, 3:00-3:50pm