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Here’s where we’ll be keeping you informed with the latest stories and updates from the world of mailing and distribution.

Pilot Strike at Brussels Airlines

  Service Alert Pilot Strike at Brussels Airlines There are foreseen strike actions on Monday 14th May and on Wednesday 16th May by the pilots of Brussels Airlines. This will have a severe impact on the outbound performance of post. As much as possible has been booked on alternate carriers out of BRU, but transit times can be longer as foreseen.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) GDPR or the General Data Protection Regulation is a new set of EU regulations due to come into force on 25th May 2018, as a replacement to the existing Data Protection Act. These rules are for personal data protection and every organisation within the EU must be compliant with the new regulations. GDPR will be implemented regardless of Brexit. As a business, we have undertaken strict internal audits, reviewed all processes and procedures and implemented changes required, to ensure we are GDPR compliant for our customers. We’ve partnered up with dataXchange to help our customers send us data and sensitive information the secure way.  Call our Data Bureau team on 01844 398880 or email data.process@ukpworldwide.com to get your login. For a more detailed explanation on GDPR, please visit www.ico.org.uk, where they feature an informative weekly blog advising what businesses are required to do.

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France – Delays due to local strikes

  Service Alert France – Delays due to local strikes Start date: 17th April Estimated end date: 11th May Due to local strikes, delays are expected for deliveries to areas: 13 (Marseille), 33 (Bordeaux, 35 (Rennes) and 92. There is no indication as to when the strike may be over at this point, but impacted areas may be affected over the next couple of weeks before normal delivery resumes.

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De Minimis Thresholds

  De Minimis Thresholds It has already been a year since the United States raised its de minimis to $800, which hadn’t been reviewed in over 20 years. De minimis is a hot topic around the world and especially in Canada where a booming eCommerce market is putting pressure on the Canadian government to raise the rate. A recent CTV News article lays out the lobbying battle that is underway in Canada between traditional retailers and online retailers. Below is an infographic from the International Mailers Advisory Group (IMAG), which illustrates the variance in de minimis thresholds around the world.    

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UKP Worldwide Becomes Approved USPS Global Direct Entry Wholesaler

UKP Worldwide Becomes Approved USPS Global Direct Entry Wholesaler Easy, affordable eCommerce solutions direct to your USA customers We are pleased to announce the successful launch of our Global Direct Entry (GDE) service – helping businesses deliver eCommerce goods to their U.S. customers. As an approved Global Direct Entry Wholesaler...

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Ricoh PROC 751 Delivers First Class Benefits

Ricoh PROC 751 Delivers First Class Benefits We’re already seeing the significant benefits of investing in a Ricoh Pro C751 digital press, just three months after installing the machine at our Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire site. The new Ricoh machine with a fiery RIP has been installed as part of the latest...

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