Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Washington Newsletter, July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023, Volume I Issue 2   Welcome to ACMA’s new newsletter focused on Washington, D.C. goings-on that affect your business. Below is our latest edition. As always, we welcome any member comments, criticism, requests for improvement, etc., by simply emailing us your feedback. Executive Summary The Board of Governors of the US Postal […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Washington Newsletter – June 20th

June 20, 2023, Volume I Issue 2   Executive Summary A noteworthy bipartisan bill to close a tax loophole that currently exists which allows China and other countries to import cheap products made by slave labor was introduced last week. Meanwhile, a state privacy measure awaits Texas Governor Abbott’s signature and a House Ways & […]

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Member Exclusive: Change in Physical Standards for USPS Parcels

Dear Member: The USPS recently announced that effective July 9, 2023, it will change the specifications for machinable parcels as follows: Current specs to be considered machinable: dimensions within 27″ x 17″ x 17” and weighing less than 35 pounds New specs as of July 9th: dimensions within 22″ x 18″ x 15” and weighing less than 25 pounds No […]

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U.S. Postal Service Files Notice with Regulator for Summer Rate Hikes

Dear Member: Earlier today, the US Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission for a second 2023 rate increase to take effect July 9th. On average and with the USPS maximizing its rate authority, overall rates will rise by about 5.4%. For all pricing tables, click here. For the complete filing, click here.  The ACMA is currently examining […]

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ACMA Member Exclusive: March MTAC Report

The March 28-29 meetings of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) were held at USPS headquarters in Washington. ACMA tuned in to all sessions of interest to our membership.  Below you will find our recap. Slide decks can be accessed from some of the sessions through linked headers. Click here for the complete agenda. USPS […]

Member Exclusive: Connecticut EPR Hearing Set for Feb. 27th; Outcome Would Impact Catalogs Mailed into CT

Dear Member: House Bill 6664 was introduced in Connecticut in January to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging and printed paper program. A hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 27 at 10am before the Constitution State’s Joint Committee on Environment in Hartford. ACMA partner organization AF&PA has prepared draft testimony for the hearing, which can be found here. How […]

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