Urges the Senate to move quickly to vote on the bill
UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global logistics provider and leading advocate for global trade, customs and security, commends the House of Representatives for passing the Amendment to H.R. 5788, the “Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2018” (STOP Act). UPS also applauds the leadership of Chairman Kevin Brady and Ranking Member Neal for reaching a bipartisan, bicameral agreement that will close the global postal loophole and require all foreign packages to include Advance Electronic Data (AED), as the private carriers already do. AED is an essential tool for Customs and Border Protection to protect our borders.
“UPS believes all carriers should be held to the same high security standards in order to prevent the flow of illegal shipments across borders,” said David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS. “The STOP Act legislation will ensure that law enforcement has the best tools at its disposal to screen and stop dangerous and counterfeit materials. Lastly, we also want to thank Subcommittee Chairman Reichert, Ranking Member Pascrell, and Representatives Bishop and Faso for their efforts on this important legislation.”
UPS has been a supporter of the STOP Act since it was introduced. The company urges the U.S. Senate to approve the legislation and send it to the President’s desk for swift implementation into law to protect our borders and keep the country’s citizens safe.
UPS (NYSE: UPS), one of the world’s largest package delivery companies with 2019 revenue of $74 billion, provides a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories. The company’s more than 500,000 employees embrace a strategy that is simply stated and powerfully executed: Customer First. People Led. Innovation Driven. UPS is committed to being a steward of the environment and positively contributing to the communities we serve around the world. UPS also takes a strong and unwavering stance in support of diversity, equity and inclusion. The company can be found on the Internet at www.ups.com, with more information at www.pressroom.ups.com and www.investors.ups.com.