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How Trump’s Postal Service Review Is Targeting Amazon

A task force led by the Treasury Department is proposing that the United States Postal Service ramp up shipping costs for certain packages — a move that could hurt Amazon as well as its e-commerce competitors including Target and Walmart.
A report released on Tuesday said the agency should sift through mail and commercial package deliveries, charging higher prices for the latter. The proposal would essentially force higher rates on packages shipped by online giants, meaning increased shipping fees for customers.
President Donald Trump established the task force in April to investigate the USPS’ operations and finances. “The goal of these recommendations is to identify a path for the USPS to operate under a sustainable business model, providing necessary mail services to citizens and businesses, while competing fairly in commercial markets,” wrote Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who also serves as chairman of the task force.
It’s the latest step in Trump’s war with Amazon. The president has long been outspoken about what he perceived to be the Seattle-based business’ negative effect on brick-and-mortar retail. He has also targeted Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, including the coverage of his administration in the Bezos-owned Washington Post.
In a tweet last December, Trump wrote: “Why is the United States Post Office,

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