Cuba Reports That USPS Agreement Is Permanent; USPS Has Also Confirmed

From Prensa Latina

1 June 2018

Cuba, USA Announce Direct and Permanent Postal Exchange

Havana, Jun 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba and the United States agreed today to implement the permanent and direct postal exchange between both countries. 

The announcement made by the Correos de Cuba company states that the decision was adopted after the implementation of the Pilot Plan for more than one year for direct exchange between the two nations, as announced in March 2016.

According to the Correos of Cuba Business Group and the Portal Service of the United States, the service in its current format began on April 16, 2018 and takes into account the technical, operational and security requirements identified by the two sides during the execution of the Pilot Plan.

The restoration of this service allows direct mails between Cuba and the United States, parcels, and express courier, through the post offices of both countries.

Through the website, those interested can obtain all information they require about services, rates and regulations, the note of the Institutional Communication Department of the entity states.

At the same time, people can track and monitor shipments with registration code, among other benefits, and includes the possibility of downloading and having the website on Android mobile devices.

Statement From The USPS Received By Email Per Request

4 June 2018 (Not On Its Internet Site Nor Issued As A Media Release)

The United States Postal Service started direct transportation of mail service with Cuba on March 16, 2016, as directed by the Cuban Democracy Act, under a one-year pilot plan using charter flights.  After that pilot plan expired, the Postal Service, after consultation with the Department of State and clearance by interagency partners, made the necessary transportation arrangements with regularly scheduled airlines to resume direct transportation of letters, parcels and Express Mail Service.  This direct service resumed on April 16, 2018.