United States Postal Service Resumes Mail Service to Cuba First Direct Transportation of Mail Service to Cuba in More Than 50 Years
March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON — Today the United States Postal Service announced it resumed direct transportation of mail service with Cuba for the first time in more than 50 years.
"The U.S. Postal Service is pleased to participate in the historic direct transportation of mail service with Cuba," said Postmaster General and CEO Megan J. Brennan. "Moving letter mail and package volume directly between our countries will improve service for businesses and consumers."
The types of mail customers in the U.S. can send to Cuba include First-Class Mail International items, such as postcards and letter size envelopes, First-Class Package International Service items, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. A comprehensive list of mailing conditions to Cuba can be found in the International Mail Manual at: http://pe.usps.gov/text/imm/ce_017.htm#ep1416554.
Press Release issued by the Cuban Delegation participating in the Negotiations to Re-establish Direct Postal Service between Cuba and US
MIAMI, December 11, 2015. On Thursday, December 10, the representatives of Cuba and the United States held a new round of talks on the re-establishment of direct postal service between both countries. The Cuban delegation was headed by José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, Ambassador of Cuba to the United States; and the US delegation was headed by Lea Emerson, Executive Director for International Postal Affairs at the United States Postal Service.
Both delegations agreed to re-establish direct postal service between the two countries through the implementation of a Pilot Plan for the transportation of mail which will become effective within the next few weeks, with the hope of eventually institutionalizing it on a permanent basis in the future.
After more than five decades without this important service, the direct transportation of mail and postal packages between Cuba and the United States will be available to the citizens of both countries on a date to be announced further on, once the discussion of the technical, operational and safety aspects required for its implementation is completed.
During the meeting, the Cuban delegation set out examples evidencing the impact that the implementation of the US blockade has had on the transactions carried out by Grupo Empresarial Correos de Cuba.
The talks were held in a respectful, professional and constructive ambiance (Cubaminrex).
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