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Supreme Court Rejects UPS’s Call to Raise Postal Service Prices

Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition filed by United Parcel Service (UPS) challenging how the U.S. Postal Service sets prices for delivering packages.  The case is United Parcel Service, Inc. v. Postal Regulatory Comm’n, 18-853.  John M. McHugh, Chairman of the Package Coalition, issued the following statement on the decision:

 

“This decision affirms that the Postal Service is complying with the rules Congress put in place in 2006 to ensure fair competition for package delivery services.   We are pleased that the Supreme Court denied UPS’s petition, and that the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which unanimously upheld the Postal Regulatory Commission’s interpretation of the pricing and costing rules as 'perfectly reasonable,' will stand.” 

 

“We are heartened that expert independent agencies, the D.C. Circuit and now the Supreme Court, have rejected arguments by private competitors that would have forced the Postal Service to raise prices on American consumers and businesses that rely on the Postal Service to provide affordable package delivery services.”   

 

For more information on The Package Coalition, visit www.packagecoalition.org.

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