Due to the expectation by Canada Post officials that the strike by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will last until at least sometime next week, USPS will suspend accepting mail destined to Canada — effective Saturday, June 18, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CDT — with the exception of Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments.
“As a convenience to our customers and to minimize service disruptions, we arranged to accept mail destined for Canada as long as possible,” said Giselle Valera, vice president, Global Business. “We will continue to closely monitor the strike situation, and once Canada Post resumes operations, the Postal Service will again begin accepting mail for Canada. We also will then resume processing any Canadian-destined mail currently held in our network.”
To avoid service disruptions or delays — regardless of the duration of the strike at Canada Post — USPS customers can continue to send letters and packages using GXG — the premium, date-certain international shipping option with international transportation and delivery by FedEx Express. GXG is available online at usps.com and at thousands of participating retail locations throughout the United States.
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