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Lithium Batteries to Become Mailable Jan. 1

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/em/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”color:blue; font-family:Arial; font-size:18pt”strongUNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION       PRESS RELEASE
/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Berne (Switzerland) – 18 May 2012                         
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”strongNew mailing rule to allow transport of lithium batteries
/strong/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Posts worldwide will be able to carry packages containing equipment with limited quantities of lithium batteries and cells as of 1 January 2013, according to new international mailing rules.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”The Universal Postal Union and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have worked together to harmonize their respective technical instructions to admit the air a href=”mailto:transportationchaspres@optonline.net”transportationchaspres@optonline.net/a of postal items containing lithium batteries that are properly packed.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Posts wanting to apply the new rule as of 1 January 2013 have to coordinate training initiatives for postal staff with their national civil aviation authority.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Posts will then be able to accept international mail items containing equipment with up to four lithium cells or two lithium batteries already installed in the equipment being sent by post.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Currently, in accordance with ICAO rules, lithium cells and batteries are considered dangerous goods prohibited from travelling by air in the international mail stream.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”UPU member countries requested changes to this rule in view of the growth in e-commerce and to be able to better meet customers’ delivery needs.
/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”color:blue; font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”strongAbout the UPU
/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-size:10pt”span style=”font-family:Arial”Created in 1874, the UPU, based in Berne (Switzerland), is an intergovernmental organization and the primary forum for cooperation between governments, Posts and other stakeholders of the worldwide postal sector. In addition to maintaining a genuinely universal network that provides modern products and services, it establishes the rules for international mail exchanges among its 192 members and makes recommendations to stimulate mail volume growth and to improve the quality of service for customers. The UPU celebrated 60 years as a specialized agency of the United Nations in 2008./spanspan style=”font-family:Times New Roman”
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 /ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”strongBatteries au lithium: le transport postal permis dès le 1er janvier 2013
/strong/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”A partir du 1er janvier 2013, les postes pourront accepter de transporter des envois postaux contenant des appareils munis d’une quantité limitée de batteries ou de piles au lithium, selon de nouveaux règlements internationaux concernant l’acheminement du courrier.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”L’Union postale universelle et l’Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale (OACI) ont travaillé ensemble afin d’harmoniser leurs instructions techniques respectives et permettre le transport aérien d’envois postaux contenant des batteries ou piles emballées selon les normes.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Les postes souhaitant appliquer le nouveau règlement dès le 1er janvier 2013 devront d’abord coordonner la formation du personnel postal avec leurs autorités nationales de l’aviation civile.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Elles pourront ensuite accepter pour distribution à des adresses internationales les envois postaux contenant des appareils munis, au maximum, de quatre piles ou de deux batteries au lithium et déjà installées dans ces appareils.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”En ce moment, d’après les directives de l’OACI, les piles et les batteries au lithium sont au nombre des marchandises dangereuses interdites d’être transportées par voie aérienne dans le flot international du courrier.
/span/ppspan style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Les pays-membres de l’UPU avaient demandé une modification à ces mesures face à l’évolution du commerce électronique et afin de pouvoir mieux répondre aux besoins des clients.
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 /pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”color:blue; font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”strongAu sujet de l’Union postale universelle
/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Créée en 1874, l’UPU, sise à Berne (Suisse), est une organisation intergouvernementale et constitue le principal forum de coopération entre gouvernements, postes et autres acteurs du secteur postal mondial. Elle assure le fonctionnement d’un réseau véritablement universel fournissant des produits et services modernes, fixe les règles concernant les échanges postaux internationaux entre ses 192 pays-membres et formule des recommandations visant à stimuler la croissance du volume des échanges postaux et à améliorer la qualité de service au profit des clients. L’UPU a célébré en 2008 ses soixante ans en tant qu’institution spécialisée des Nations Unies.
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/strong/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Rhéal LeBlanc
/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Relations de presse
/span/pp style=”text-align: justify”span style=”font-family:Arial; font-size:10pt”Union postale universelle
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