The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Postal Services will implement a postage rate increase, effective on January 17, 2016. During discussions on the issue, FSM Postmaster General (PMG), Mrs. Ginger P. Mida, stated that “the FSM Post Office must either match or exceed any rate increase by the US Postal Service but cannot charge a lower rate,” referring to the language in the current Amended Compact of Free Association with the United States.
In accordance with the terms of the Amended Compact, the proposed U.S. Postal Service price increase for 2016 requires the FSM Postal Services to implement a rate increase as well.
In addition to the increase rates in services, PMG Mida also noted that Asia Pacific Airlines (APA), the current mail delivery provider, will be publishing a new delivery schedule this month (December). The bulk of the mail delivery service is managed by APA, in part due to United Airlines’ limited cargo carrying capability. The FSM Postal Service is making every effort to maintain timely and responsive mail deliveries; however, it must be noted that unforeseen flight schedule changes and cancellations can impact these efforts.
In response to increased mail volume during this holiday season, coordination efforts are underway to ensure that mail delivery services are provided throughout the Christmas Holidays.
For more information, please call 320-2313 or email PMG Mida: email@example.com