Agreement For The Electronic Exchange Of Postal Service Data

At the request of several agencies to provide a multilateral framework for data exchange, first for customs data exchange, IPC launched in 2015 the first global data sharing agreement (DSA), known as DSA 1. With a share of about 17%, the United States is India`s top export destination, which also translates into the exchange of goods through postal channels. The agreement will allow electronic data to be transmitted and received to international postal items prior to their physical arrival at their destination and would allow postal items to be cleared in advance, in line with the evolving global postal framework. It will also improve the performance of postal services in terms of reliability, visibility and security. The DSAs defined the conditions for the electronic exchange of customs and postal data, including: the agreement was concluded by Mr. Prannoy Sharma, Deputy Director General (International Relations & Global Affairs), Post Office Department, Government of India and Robert H. Raines Jr., Managing Director, Global Business of United States Postal Service. The main objective of this agreement is to facilitate the “export facilitation” of small and large exporters through postal channels from different parts of the country and to help make India an export hub for the world. The agreement was signed by Deputy Director General of the Department of the Post Office (International Relations and Global Affairs) Prannoy Sharma and Robert H Raines Jr., Director General of U.S. Postal Service Affairs. With the advent of the EU`s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the IPC coordinated in 2018 the development of the world`s second DSA, known as DSA 2, which supports compliance with the GDPR. DSA 1 and DSA 2 remain active and in force, with continued expansion and great interest in both agreements. Regarding the status of this update, DSA 1 has more than 70 postal operators and DSA 2 more than 20 contributions that use the service.

The exchange of advance electronic data (EEAS) under the agreement will be an important factor in promoting mutual trade, with a focus on exports from different parts of India to the UNITED States through the postal channel. The Ministry of Post, the Government of India (India Post) and the United States Postal Service (USPS) have concluded an agreement on the electronic exchange of customs data related to postal shipments between the two countries. The United States is the top export destination for India (~17%), which is also reflected in the exchange of goods through the postal chain. In 2019, about 20% of outgoing EMS and 30% of letters and small parcels sent by India Post were destined for the United States, while 60% of parcels received by India Post came from the United States. The exchange of advance electronic data (EEAS) under the agreement will be an important driver for the promotion of mutual trade, with a focus on exports from different parts of India to the UNITED States through the postal channel, as the United States is an important target for KKMU products, precious stones and jewellery, pharmaceuticals and other local products from India. This will meet a strong demand from the export industry to speed up the clearance of export products. By signing DSA 1 and/or DSA 2, postal operators undertake to implement and comply with these conditions and standards. . “In 2019, about 20 percent of outgoing EMS (Express Mail Service) and 30 percent of letters and small packages sent by the India Post were destined for the United States, while 60 percent of packages received by India Post came from the United States,” the statement said. .

The U.S. is an important target for KKMU products, gemstones and jewelry, pharmaceuticals and other local products from India, the statement said. . Connecting one or both DSAs is simple.. . . .

Author: Franck Pertegas

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