Because a 144 years ago, conditions were different. Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty.
I would love to blame this on the Useless Nitwits at the Untied Nations, but they just took over the postal treaty.
Lower rates are designed to help poorer countries manage the costs.
But the White House said China – a major global exporter – is now the biggest beneficiary of that system
The BBC is not, quite, in full-fledged pearl-clutching mode with this article. (I wish they were.) But it is hard to paint a system that gives the worlds 2nd biggest economy a boost as fair. Giving a boost to truly poor countries I could see doing. But in typical UN fashion, there doesn’t seem to have been much effort to rationalize the rates, even though in theory they can be changed every 4 years. (I mean be fair. It’s only the US taxpayer, and what do the bureaucrats at the UN care about them?)