We learned from the ACMA that the exigency surcharge has been removed and rates will be rolled back beginning April 10th. To view the the postal document click here. Standard Flats rates appear on pages 29-34.
“An order from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) required the 4.3% surcharge to be reversed after the Postal Service had collected surcharges totaling $4.6 billion. A USPS notice to the PRC outlining completion of the surcharge collection can be viewed here.
In a statement, Postmaster General & CEO Megan Brennan expressed disappointment, noting that the surcharge “only partially alleviated our extreme multi-year revenue declines resulting from the Great Recession, which exceeded $7 billion in 2009 alone….Our current pricing regime is unworkable and should be replaced with a system that provides greater pricing flexibility and better reflects the economic challenges facing the Postal Service.” – ACMA