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6 Special Programs > 620 Global Direct Entry Wholesaler Program
Under the Global Direct Entry (GDE) Wholesaler Program, the Postal Service establishes relationships with certain wholesalers that tender international inbound shipments and parcels to the Postal Service after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has cleared the items. An approved GDE wholesaler must work closely with the Postal Service and, in exchange, may be able to enter into agreements with the Postal Service to have its name included in the Postal Service website and to obtain sales leads from the Postal Service, thereby potentially increasing its business.
An approved GDE wholesaler that uses a representative or agent must ensure that the representative or agent complies with the rules and regulations of the GDE Wholesaler Program.
Prospective GDE wholesalers must meet certain criteria and must receive approval from the Postal Service before participating in the program.