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October 23

October 23, 2012


January 2013 Price Change Federal Register Notices Published


Today, three price change-related Federal Register Notices were published. One is a final rule and two are proposed rules; all three are available on the Federal Register website and will be available later this week on the Postal Explorer® website at The effective date of each of the rules is January 27, 2013.


International Product and Price Changes (Shipping Services) - In this final rule, we provide revised mailing standards in the International Mail Manual (IMM®) to reflect prices, product features, and classification changes to Shipping Services, including Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®), Express Mail International®, Priority Mail International®, and First-Class Package International Service™. See the entire notice at


International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price Changes (Mailing Services) - In this proposed rule, we provide revised mailing standards throughout the various Individual Country Listings in the IMM to reflect price adjustments for Mailing Services — First-Class Mail International® and extra services. See the entire notice at


New Mailing Standards for Domestic Mailing Services Products - In this proposed rule, we provide revised mailing standards in the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) to implement proposed Mailing Services price changes, including several mail classification changes, modifications to mailpiece characteristics, and changes in classification terminology. See the entire notice at