49 U.S. Code § 41906. Duty to oppose unreasonable prices under the Universal Postal Union Convention

The Secretary of State and the United States Postal Service shall—
take appropriate action to ensure that the prices paid for transporting mail under the Universal Postal Union Convention are not higher than reasonable prices for transporting mail; and
oppose any existing or proposed Universal Postal Union price that is higher than a reasonable price for transporting mail.
(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1156, § 41909; renumbered § 41906, Pub. L. 110–405, § 2(b)(7)(B), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4289.)

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


49 App.:1376(h)(2).

Aug. 23, 1958, Pub. L. 85–726, 72 Stat. 731, § 406(h)(2); added Jan. 3, 1975, Pub. L. 93–623, § 4, 88 Stat. 2103.

The words “necessary and” are omitted as being included in the word “appropriate”. The words “each” and “all” are omitted as surplus. The words “transporting mail” are substituted for “such services” for consistency in this section. The word “reasonable” is substituted for “fair and reasonable” for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate an unnecessary word. See revision notes following 49:10101.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 41906 was renumbered section 41905 of this title.


2008—Pub. L. 110–405 renumbered section 41909 of this title as this section.