USPS Implements New Rules on Sending Packages to European Union
The U.S. Postal Service issued a reminder about sending packages to the European Union. New EU rules require shippers to provide more detail about the contents of their packages on customs forms.
USPS wrote, "Customers should be reminded that broad descriptions of the contents are not acceptable. For example, 'men's cotton dress shirts' is acceptable; 'shirts' is not. 'Children's toy doll' would be acceptable; 'gift' or 'toy' would not."
The rule applies to packages being sent to all 27 countries of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It also applies to Norway and Switzerland.
USPS wrote about the new rules in November, which went into effect this month. As they noted, noncompliance could result in fines and penalties as well as delivery delays.
The U of A will bring home a national award again this year from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and eight U of A staff members will showcase their expertise in presentations.
The Movement student showcase will be performed in the Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Get tickets now.
Mostafa Mahmoudi, a doctoral student in chemistry, placed first; Christina Barnes, a doctoral student psychology, placed second; and Kindler Norman, a doctoral student in physics, won the People Choice Award.
Lindsey Aloia, associate dean for international education and associate professor of communication, has been awarded the 2023 Gerald R. Miller Book Award from The National Communication Association.
Applications for spring 2024 scholarships may be submitted via the application link on the Staff Senate Scholarships website. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. this Friday.