DEFINITION
Market Dominant Products

Postal products and services (commonly referred to as mailing services) over which USPS exercises sufficient market power that it can effectively set their price with limited competition. This category of products was established under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006. Pricing changes for these products occur annually and are tied to the Consumer Price Index, with a price cap applied to each mail class. This category includes First-Class Mail service, Standard Mail service, Periodicals, single-piece Standard Post service, Media Mail service, Bound Printed Matter, Library Mail, most Special Services, and certain international mail products.

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