WASHINGTON, may 18. /TASS/. The President of the United States Donald trump personally asked the head of the U.S. Postal service Megan Brennan to double the largest in the United States, the Amazon fees for services of delivery of parcels. This was reported in the Friday newspaper the Washington Post, citing sources familiar with these contacts.
However, as the newspaper notes, as a result, these requests of the head of state was not successful and forced the head of the Postal service to make adjustments to the cost of services for the Corporation of Amazon, because, as stated by Trump Brennan, between her organization and the Corporation signed a contract, which both parties are bound to follow. In addition, according to her, the relationship with Amazon is extremely important for the Postal service, which extracts from this partnership benefits.
From the point of view of the trump, the Postal service for its low prices Amazon gives it a significant competitive advantage and leads to bankruptcy of many physical retail outlets. The current head of state regularly advocates sharply criticized the Corporation due to the fact that, in his opinion, it avoids tax payments due to loopholes in law and in fact thereby gives no opportunities to small businesses. Finally, trump also advocates accusing the online retailer is because the Postal service allegedly loses billions of dollars annually and is suffering losses.
Under current us law, the authorities of a state have the right to charge the sales tax of the online store only if it is physically located on the territory of the state, giving the advantage of online trade as a whole, and not specifically Amazon. Relief from the payment of sales tax is not only the Amazon, but also many small firms that are represented on this web-site. As regards Postal services, it, on the contrary, due to the provision of services to the Corporation afloat, because every year the number of individual postal items between people is decreasing and the demand for goods in online stores is increasing.