Over the past decade, supplies provided to the RMI, FSM, and Palau postal services by the US Postal Service came to a halt. Despite requests from island postal authorities for support of such supplies as flat rate mailing containers, USPS did not provide them for customer use.
This situation was maintained until an executive meeting hosted by USPS for Postmaster Generals from the three freely associated states and USPS vendors, held in Hawaii in June. At this meeting, the request to have such USPS supplies reinstated was approved by a new group of USPS executives.
The first order of supplies has arrived in the RMI. It includes the return of Express and Priority Flat Rate boxes, envelopes, tape and priority address labels. All supplies are used daily and with the return of these items, customers can now obtain these mailing supplies at any of the three offices in Majuro which are based in Uliga, Delap, and the airport station, as well as the Ebeye office and at outer islands offices in Jaluit and Wotje atolls.
Read more about this in the September 27, 2019 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.