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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