February 6, 2009

Agenda
Bucharest Strategy Reports Cards

NOTE: All other documents on the agenda are published in the International Postal Policy section of the State Department website.


Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2008, Room 1482, George C. Marshall Conference Center, Department of State

Agenda

1. Welcoming remarks by Assistant Secretary of State Kristen Silverberg
2. Introductions
3. Preparations for U.S. participation in the 2008 Geneva UPU Congress

  • Draft U.S. Strategic Plan for the UPU 2009-2012
  • Major issues to be considered by the Geneva Congress (in addition to those discussed in the U.S. Strategic Plan)
  • Major U.S. proposals for the Geneva Congress
  • Process for developing U.S. positions on Geneva Congress proposals

4. Extra-territorial offices of exchange (ETOEs) and IMPC (International Mail Processing Centre) codes

  • Current U.S. Government policy towards ETOEs
  • IMPC codes

5. Customs clearance

  • Provisions regarding customs clearance in the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
  • Initiatives by the UPU and other organizations to promote electronic preadvice of customs information on postal items

6. Performance measurement
7. Other issues of interest to Advisory Committee members
8. Advisory Committee organizational issues

  • Frequency of meetings
  • Meeting minutes and reports
  • Possible need for by-laws and subcommittees
  • Attendance at meetings through conference calls
  • Date and venue of next meeting

[Please note that members of the public will be given the opportunity to comment on agenda items 3 through 6 in the agenda.]

Advisory Committee on International Postal and Delivery Services
March 25, 2008, Department of State

Reference Documents

Documents concerning the Advisory Committee

1. Section 405, “International Postal Arrangements”, of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
2. Charter of the Advisory Committee
3. Members of the Advisory Committee

Preparations for U.S. participation in the 2008 Geneva UPU Congress

4. Draft U.S. Strategic Plan for the UPU 2009-2012
5. Proposed revised UPU mission statement for consideration by the Geneva Congress
6. Major U.S. proposals for the Geneva Congress

ETOEs and IMPC Codes

7. U.S. Government policy regarding ETOEs
8. 2008 Council of Administration document regarding ETOEs
9. List of known ETOEs in the United States

Performance measurement

10. Bucharest Strategy Report Cards

[This is a mobile copy of Meeting Documents March 25, 2008]