BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Postmaster General John E. (Jack) Potter has been re-elected as vice chairman of the International Post Corporation (IPC) Board. The IPC, a cooperative association of 23 national postal operators in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, accounts for 80 percent of the world's mail.  "Being part of the IPC is an excellent way for international postal leaders to share best practices," said Potter. "Our cooperative efforts benefit postal customers in every country and help strengthen international trade and commerce."   Improving postal service quality around the globe continues to be a key IPC strategy, according to Potter. "The IPC helps members accurately and consistently measure quality of service and upgrade their operations," he said. "The U.S. Postal Service is a leader and innovator in these areas, and I look forward to continuing to share our expertise with the international community to benefit postal customers worldwide." 
     Potter and IPC Board Chairman Jean-Paul Bailly, chairman of France's La Poste Group, were re-elected to their positions in a unanimous vote during yesterday's annual IPC Board meeting. Both were first elected in 2006.
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    Since 1775, the United States Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors andbusinesses by mail. An independent federal agency, the Postal Service is the only delivery service that visits every address in the nation -- 146 million homes and businesses -- six days a week. It receives no taxpayer dollars for routine operations, but depends only on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. With annual revenues of $72 billion, it is the world's leading provider of mailing and delivery services, offering some of the most affordable postage rates in the world. The U.S. Postal Service delivers more than 46 percent of the world's mail -- some 213 billion letters, advertisements, periodicals and packages a year -- and serves 10 million customers each day at its 37,000 retail locations nationwide.