Use of Military Post Offices by Military Exchange Activities
LCD-79-213: Published: Jun 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1979.
- Full Report:
Several military exchange activities are using military post offices to transport foreign-made goods to other exchange locations for resales. As a result, foreign-manufactured goods move under postal rates which generally are less than commercial cargo fees. These foreign products could be receiving a competitive advantage by not having to bear the full cost of commerical transportation. This advantage is inconsistent with the policy of achieving a more favorable balance of payments by promoting the sale of U.S. goods.
Recommendation for Executive Action
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Recommendation: The Secretary of Defense should direct the exchange services to discontinue the practice of using the Military Postal System for interexchange transfers of foreign-made goods.