Inbound International Mail Operations – [REDACTED] Service Center Audit Report, December 30, 2016

Inbound International Mail Operations – [REDACTED] Service Center Audit Report, December 30, 2016

Background

The international mailing and shipping industry is growing significantly — global eCommerce topped $1.55 trillion in 2015, and is projected to grow another 162 percent by 2020. The [REDACTED] International Service Center (ISC) in [REDACTED] is one of five major facilities the U.S. Postal Service uses to receive inbound international mail. The Postal Service recorded inbound international mail volume of about 219 million pieces in fiscal year (FY) 2015, nearly [REDACTED] of which arrived at the [REDACTED] ISC.

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Declassified Audit Report

 Inbound International Mail Operations – [REDACTED] Service Center Audit Report, December 30, 2016 [20 Pages, 5.7MB]

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