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294 Publishers' Periodicals

294.1 Description

294.11 Definition

Publishers' periodicals are domestically approved publications that include magazines, newspapers, journals, and other types of periodical publications. See DMM 707.

294.12 Eligibility

In order to be admissible at publishers' periodical rates, qualifying mail matter, as defined in 294.11, must be tendered by the publisher or registered news agent who is authorized to enter that particular publication. When such mailpieces are tendered by anyone other than the designated publisher or registered news agent, the mailer has the option of paying either the airmail letter-post rate or the economy (surface) letter-post rate.

294.2 Postage

294.21 Rates

See Individual Country Listings for rates.

294.22 Special Rates

There are no unique international postage rates that specifically apply to either nonprofit organizations or to classroom publications. If otherwise qualified, those categories of senders may enter their mail at publishers' periodicals rates. See 294.62 for the conditions of mailing governing a postage rate discount for publishers or registered news agents who drop ship their mail at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC).

294.23 Sample Copies

Complete sample copies may be mailed at the rates for publishers' periodicals, whether or not the number of such sample copies exceeds 10 percent of the subscriber copies.

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294.24 Single Copies Mailed to Countries Other Than Canada

Single copies of publishers' periodicals addressed to all countries except Canada must be placed in wrappers or envelopes.

294.25 Single Copies Mailed to Canada

Single copies of publishers' periodicals may be entered without envelopes or wrappers, provided the mailing is sorted and packaged in the manner prescribed in 294.4. The exemption from the wrapper requirement is not applicable to copies addressed for delivery at Canadian overseas military post offices (CFPOs).

294.26 Payment of Postage
294.261 General

Unless the use of Centralized Postage Payment (CPP) procedures has been authorized, the publisher or registered news agent must use a periodicals mail indicia and pay postage through an advance deposit account that is established at the Post Office of original/additional entry. Periodical postage must be computed at the applicable per-copy rate and accounted for on PS Form 3541, Postage Statement-Periodicals One Issue or One Edition, or PS Form 3541-M, Postage Statement-Periodicals All Issues in a Calendar Month, as appropriate. Postage stamps, precanceled stamps, meter stamps, and permit imprints may not be used to pay publishers' periodical rate postage. Permissible enclosures are subject to the payment of letter-post rates as specified 294.29.

294.262 M-bags

For M-bag mailings, the publisher or registered news agent must place meter stamps or an authorized indicia in the designated block on PS Tag 158, M-Bag Addressee Tag. When postage is paid through an advance deposit account, it must be computed at the applicable per-copy rate and accounted for on either PS Form 3541 or PS Form 3541-M, as appropriate.

Note: The $0.25 per pound postage rate discount that is available to publishers or registered news agents who "drop ship" their mail at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC) does not apply to M-bags.

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294.27 Payment of Postage While Application Is Pending

When an application to mail at periodical rates is pending, the publisher or registered news agent must adhere to the following procedures:

a. Upon tendering a mailing, complete PS Form 3541 or PS Form 3541-M, as appropriate, and annotate the applicable periodicals mailing statement with the words "Pending Application."

b. Simultaneously complete PS Form 3651-LP, Postage Statement - International Letter-post Permit Imprint.

c. Pay postage at the airmail letter-post rate or the economy (surface) letter-post rate, whichever is less.

When the application for periodicals mailing privileges is approved, the postage charges paid on previously reported mailings will be adjusted based on rates for publishers' periodicals and according to the general procedures provided in DMM 707.

294.28 Rates of Postage
294.281 Per-Copy Rate

Publishers' periodicals that are individually addressed or are enclosed in an M-bag must be accounted for on PS Form 3541 or PS Form 3541-M, as appropriate, and be paid for at the per-copy rate.

294.282 Bulk Packages

Unaddressed copies made up in bulk packages are not subject to publishers' periodical rates. Such items must be paid for at either the airmail letter-post rate or the economy (surface) letter-post rate, whichever is less. When that method of preparation is used, stamped or metered postage may be affixed to the exterior wrappers. The postage payment amount is based on the aggregate weight of the mailpieces that constitute the bulk package.

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294.29 Publishers' Periodicals Containing an Enclosure

When individually addressed publishers' periodicals are accompanied by an enclosure, the following postage payment procedures apply:

a. The host mailpiece must be paid for at the applicable per-copy rate and accounted for on PS Form 3541 or PS Form 3541-M, as appropriate.

b. The enclosure must be paid for at the airmail letter-post rate or the economy letter-post rate, whichever is less, and accounted for on PS Form 3651-LP, Postage Statement - International Letter-post Permit Imprint.

294.3 Conditions for Mailing

Publishers' periodicals are subject to the following conditions for mailing:

a. Weight Limit: 4 pounds to all destination countries.

b. Size limits: Same as for other categories of letter-post items. See 243.2.

c. Markings and Endorsements:

(1) Since publishers' periodical rate postage must be paid through an advance deposit account (see 294.261), qualifying mailpieces must be endorsed "PERIODICALS Postage paid at...." At the mailer's option, however, the simplified endorsement "PERIODICALS" may be substituted. See DMM 707.

(2) In situations where a publisher or registered news agent enters a periodical publication at more than one Postal Service location, the prescribed endorsement is "PERIODICALS Postage paid at...and Additional Mailing Offices."

(3) When a mailer's application to enter at the publishers' periodical rates is currently pending, the prescribed endorsement is "Application to Mail at PERIODICALS Postage Rates Pending at...." See DMM 707.

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294.4 Makeup Requirements for Publishers' Periodicals

294.41 Sortation

Publishers' periodicals must be sorted into city and country packages as follows:

a. City packages must be prepared when six or more copies are addressed to the same city. Packages may be prepared by foreign alphanumeric postal codes. Each package must bear a facing slip showing the city and country of destination. Packages that destinate in Canada must be prepared using the Canadian postal codes that are specified in Exhibit 294.43a (standard entry) or Exhibit 294.43b (drop shipment at NJI&BMC). At the mailer's option, a finer presort based on Canadian postal codes may be used.

b. When six or more copies for the same country remain after the city packages are prepared, country packages must be prepared. Each country package must bear a facing slip showing the country of destination.

c. Copies remaining after city and country packages are prepared are residual copies. Residual copies must be packaged and bear a facing slip marked "MIXED WORKING FOREIGN." The packages must be labeled to the appropriate international exchange office or, for Canadian-bound mail, a concentration center as instructed by the Post Office of mailing.

d. All pieces in a package must have the address side facing up. Each package must be securely banded or tied with rubber bands or string to withstand handling without breakage or damage and to prevent injury to postal personnel or damage to sorting equipment.

e. Single copies of publications addressed for delivery in Canada, which are not enclosed in wrappers or envelopes under 294.25, must be included in packages that are protected with cardboard, fiberboard, or other protective covering. The package label (facing slip) must bear these notations:

"OPEN AND DISTRIBUTE"
"Periodicals Mail Postage Paid At . . ."

or, as applicable,

"Periodicals Mail Postage Paid At . . .
And Additional Mailing Offices."

Note: Under DMM 707, the simplified endorsement "PERIODICALS MAIL" may be placed on the package label (facing slip) in lieu of either of the above.

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294.42 Sacking and Labeling
294.421 Country Sacks and Labels (Except Canada)

Publishers' periodicals must be sacked and labeled when there are 11 pounds of mail to a particular country or country separation. All city and country packages must be included in the same country sack. See Exhibit 294.42 for separations, city, and routing ZIP Codes. Each sack must be labeled to show the destination, contents ("NEWS" or "PER"), and entry Post Office facility as follows:

Label color: Blue
Format:
Line 1: Destination exchange office code and routing ZIP Code for applicable Postal Service exchange office
Line 2: Contents ("NEWS" or "PER") and "AO"
Line 3: City and state of Post Office of mailing and ZIP Code

Example:

TSN CHINA 945
PER AO
ALEXANDRIA VA 22315

Note: More than one separation is required for China, Great Britain, and Japan (see Exhibit 294.42). When publishers' periodicals are mailed to those destination countries, the label should reflect the destination exchange office name along with the city code and the country name.

Example:

BJS BEIJING CHINA 945
PER AO
ALEXANDRIA VA 22315

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294.422 Residual Sacks

After the required country sacks are prepared, the remaining city, country, and residual packages must be sacked and labeled to the international exchange office as directed by the entry Post Office facility. Each sack must be labeled as follows:

Label color: Pink
Format:
Line 1: International exchange office and routing ZIP Code for applicable Postal Service exchange office
Line 2: Contents ("NEWS" or "PER"), "AO" and "Mixed Working Foreign"
Line 3: City and state of Post Office of mailing and ZIP Code

Example:

FOREIGN CTR NJ 099
NEWS AO MIXED WORKING FOREIGN
ALEXANDRIA VA 22315

Note: See 294.62 for a sacking exception for residual mail that is applicable only to publishers or registered news agents who drop ship their mail at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC).

Exhibit 294.42 (p. )

Publishers' Periodicals - All Countries (Except Canada) Labeling, Routing, and Rate Group Information

Destination
Exchange
Office Code
Country Routing Code Observations Publishers' Periodical Rate Group
KBL Afghanistan 099 Surface mail service suspended. 5
TIA Albania 099 blank 5
ALG Algeria 099 blank 5
blank Andorra blank Include with Spain. 3
LOB Angola 099 blank 5
blank Anguilla blank See Netherlands Antilles. 5
AAJ Antigua and Barbuda 099 Include Redonda. 5
BUE Argentina 099 blank 5
EVN Armenia 099 blank 5
AUA Aruba 099 blank 5
blank Ascension Islands blank Include with Great Britain. 5
SYD Australia 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269. 4
SYD Australia 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999. 4
SZG Austria 099 blank 5
BAK Azerbaijan 099 blank 5
blank Azores blank Include with Portugal. 3
NAS Bahamas 099 blank 5
AAM Bahrain 099 blank 5
blank Balearic Islands blank Include with Spain. 3
CGP Bangladesh 099 blank 5
BGI Barbados 099 blank 5
MSQ Belarus 099 blank 5
ANX Belgium 099 blank 3
BZE Belize 099 blank 5
COU Benin 099 Include Dahomey. 5
BDA Bermuda 099 blank 5
blank Bhutan blank Include with India. 5
LPB Bolivia 099 blank 5
blank Bonaire blank See Netherlands Antilles. 5
SJJ Bosnia-Herzegovina 099 blank 5
blank Botswana blank Include with South Africa. 5
RIO Brazil 099 blank 5
RAD British Virgin Islands 099 blank 5
BWN Brunei Darussalam 945 blank 5
SOF Bulgaria 099 blank 5
OUA Burkina Faso 099 blank 5
RGN Burma (Myanmar) 945 blank 5
AGC Burundi 099 blank 5
AGO Cambodia 099 blank 5
DLA Cameroon 099 blank 5
blank Canada blank See Exhibit 294.43a (standard entry) or Exhibit 294.43b (drop shipment at NJI & BMC). 1
blank Canary Islands blank Include with Spain. 3
VXE Cape Verde 099 blank 5
GCM Cayman Islands 099 blank 5
BGF Central African Republic 099 blank 5
blank Chad blank Surface mail suspended. 5
SCQ Chile 099 blank 5
BJS Beijing, China 945 Beijing only. 5
TSN China 945 All other China, Tibet, and Mongolia. 5
BOG Colombia 099 blank 5
blank Comoros blank Include with France. 5
FIH Congo, Democratic Rep. (Kinshasa) 099 blank 5
PDN Congo, Rep. of the (Brazzaville) 099 blank 5
RAR Cook Islands 945 blank 5
blank Corsica blank Include with France. 3
SJD Costa Rica 099 blank 5
ABJ Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 099 blank 5
ZAG Croatia 099 blank 5
HAV Cuba 099 blank 5
blank Curacao blank Include with Netherlands Antilles. 5
LMS Cyprus 099 blank 5
PRG Czech Republic 099 blank 5
AAL Denmark 099 Include Faroe Islands and Greenland. 3
JIB Djibouti 099 blank 5
DOM Dominica 099 blank 5
SDQ Dominican Republic 099 blank 5
blank Dubai blank Include with United Arab Emirates. 5
GYE Ecuador 099 blank 5
ALY Egypt 099 blank 5
SAL El Salvador 099 blank 5
blank England blank See Great Britain. 3
BSG Equatorial Guinea 099 blank 5
MSW Eritrea 099 blank 5
TLL Estonia 099 blank 5
ADD Ethiopia 099 blank 5
blank Falkland Islands blank Include with Great Britain. 5
blank Faroe Islands blank Include with Denmark. 3
SUV Fiji 945 Include Kiribati and Tuvalu. 5
HEL Finland 099 blank 3
MRS France 099 Include Comoros, Monaco, and Corsica. 3
CAY French Guiana 099 blank 5
PPT French Polynesia 945 Include Tahiti. 5
LBV Gabon 099 blank 5
BJL Gambia 099 blank 5
TBS Georgia, Republic of 099 blank 5
HAM Germany 099 blank 3
ACC Ghana 099 blank 5
GIB Gibraltar 099 blank 3
blank Great Britain and Northern Ireland: blank blank blank
GBR Great Britain 099 England (except London), Wales, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Jersey Islands, Ascension, Falkland Islands, and Seychelles. 3
LON London 099 London only. 3
GLA Scotland 099 Scotland only. 3
BFS Northern Ireland 099 Northern Ireland only. 3
AHN Greece 099 blank 3
blank Greenland blank Include with Denmark. 3
SGO Grenada 099 blank 5
PTP Guadeloupe 099 Include St. Martin and St. Barthelemy. 5
GUA Guatemala 099 blank 5
CKY Guinea 099 blank 5
blank Guinea-Bissau blank Include with Portugal.
Surface mail service suspended.
5
GEO Guyana 099 blank 5
PAP Haiti 099 blank 5
TGU Honduras 099 blank 5
HKG Hong Kong 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269; include Kowloon and North Korea. 5
HKG Hong Kong 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999; include Kowloon and North Korea. 5
BUD Hungary 099 blank 5
REK Iceland 099 blank 3
BOF India 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269; include Bhutan. 5
BOF India 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999; include Bhutan. 5
TNS Indonesia 945 blank 5
THR Iran 099 blank 5
BGW Iraq 099 Surface mail suspended. Other services restricted. 5
AHE Ireland 099 blank 3
HFA Israel 099 blank 3
GOA Italy 099 Include San Marino. 3
KIN Jamaica 099 blank 5
KWS Tokyo, Japan 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269; include Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. 4
KWS Yokohama, Japan 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999; include Okinawa and Ryukyu Islands. 4
AMM Jordan 099 blank 5
blank Kampuchea blank See Cambodia. 5
ALA Kazakhstan 099 blank 5
MBA Kenya 099 blank 5
blank Kiribati blank Include with Fiji. 5
blank Korea, Democratic People's Rep. of (North Korea) blank Include with Hong Kong. 5
PUS Korea, Republic of (South Korea) 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269. 5
PUS Korea, Republic of (South Korea) 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999. 5
blank Kowloon blank Include with Hong Kong. 5
KWI Kuwait 099 blank 5
blank Kyrgyzstan blank Include with Russia. 5
VTE Laos 945 blank 5
RIX Latvia 099 blank 5
blank Lebanon blank Surface mail suspended. 5
blank Lesotho blank Include with South Africa. 5
blank Liberia blank Surface mail service suspended. 5
TIP Libya 099 blank 5
blank Liechtenstein blank Include with Switzerland. 3
VNO Lithuania 099 blank 5
LUX Luxembourg 099 blank 3
MFM Macao 945 blank 5
SKP Macedonia 099 blank 5
TNR Madagascar 099 blank 5
FNC Madeira Islands 099 blank 5
LMB Malawi 099 blank 5
KUL Malaysia 945 blank 5
blank Maldives blank Include with Singapore. 5
BKO Mali 099 blank 5
MLA Malta 099 blank 5
MAJ Marshall Islands, Republic of the 945 blank See ICL
FDF Martinique 099 blank 5
blank Mauritania blank Include with Senegal. 5
MRU Mauritius 099 blank 5
MEX Mexico 75199 blank 2
PNI Micronesia, Federated States of 945 blank See ICL
KIV Moldova 099 blank 5
blank Monaco blank Include with France. 3
blank Mongolia blank Include with China. 5
blank Montenegro blank See Serbia-Montenegro. 5
MNI Montserrat 099 blank 5
CAS Morocco 099 blank 5
MPM Mozambique 099 blank 5
blank Namibia blank Include with South Africa. 5
ACW Nauru 945 blank 5
KTM Nepal 099 blank 5
RTM Netherlands 099 blank 3
SXM Netherlands Antilles (Philipsburg) 099 Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, and Anguilla. 5
WMS Netherlands Antilles (Willemstad) 099 Bonaire and Curacao. 5
NOU New Caledonia 945 Include Wallis and Futuna Islands. 5
blank New Hebrides blank Include with Vanuatu. 5
AKL New Zealand 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269; include Pitcairn Island, Niue Islands, and Ross Dependency. 4
AKL New Zealand 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999; include Pitcairn Island, Niue Islands, and Ross Dependency. 4
MGA Nicaragua 099 blank 5
MFQ Niger 099 blank 5
LOS Nigeria 099 blank 5
blank Niue Islands blank Include with New Zealand. 4
blank Northern Ireland blank See Great Britain. 3
OSL Norway 099 blank 3
blank Okinawa blank Include with Japan. 4
MCT Oman 099 blank 5
KHI Pakistan 099 blank 5
ROR Palau 945 blank 5
PTY Panama 099 blank 5
LAE Papua New Guinea 945 blank 5
ASU Paraguay 099 blank 5
LIM Peru 099 blank 5
MNL Philippines 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269. 5
MNL Philippines 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999. 5
blank Pitcairn Island blank Include with New Zealand. 5
GYN Poland 099 blank 5
LIS Portugal 099 Include Azores, Guinea-Bissau, and Sao Tome and Principe. 3
DOH Qatar 099 blank 5
blank Redonda blank Include with Antigua and Barbuda. 5
RUN Reunion 099 blank 5
CND Romania 099 blank 5
blank Ross Dependency blank Include with New Zealand. 4
MOW Russia 099 Include Kyrgystan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. 5
KGL Rwanda 099 blank 5
blank Ryukyu Islands blank Include with Japan. 4
blank Saba blank Include with Netherlands Antilles. 5
blank St. Barthelemy blank Include with Guadeloupe. 5
SKB St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis 099 blank 5
blank St. Eustatius blank Include with Netherlands Antilles. 5
blank St. Helena blank Include with South Africa. 5
SLU St. Lucia 099 blank 5
blank St. Maarten blank Include with Netherlands Antilles. 5
blank St. Martin blank Include with Guadeloupe. 5
blank St. Pierre and Miquelon blank See labeling requirements for Canada - Exhibit 294.43a (standard entry) or Exhibit 294.43b (drop shipment at NJI & BMC). 5
SVD St. Vincent and the Grenadines 099 blank 5
blank San Marino blank Include with Italy. 3
blank Santa Cruz Islands blank Include with Solomon Islands. 5
blank Sao Tome and Principe blank Include with Portugal. 5
QDM Saudi Arabia 099 blank 5
blank Scotland blank See Great Britain. 3
DKR Senegal 099 Include Mauritania. 5
BEG Serbia-Montenegro (Yugoslavia) 099 Include Serbia, Montenegro, and Yugoslavia. 5
blank Seychelles blank Include with Great Britain. 5
FNA Sierra Leone 099 blank 5
SIN Singapore 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269; include Maldives. 5
SIN Singapore 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999; include Maldives. 5
BTS Slovak Republic (Slovakia) 099 blank 5
LJU Slovenia 099 blank 5
HIR Solomon Islands 945 Include Santa Cruz Islands. 5
blank Somalia blank All mail service suspended. 5
CPF South Africa 099 Include Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Transkei,
St. Helena, and Tristan da Cunha.
5
BCN Spain 099 Include Andorra, Canary Islands, and Balearic Islands. 3
CMB Sri Lanka 099 blank 5
KRT Sudan 099 blank 5
PBM Suriname 099 blank 5
QMN Swaziland 099 blank 5
MMA Sweden 099 blank 3
BSL Switzerland 099 Include Liechtenstein. 3
DAM Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) 099 blank 5
blank Tahiti blank Include with French Polynesia. 5
TPE Taiwan 099 From Origin ZIP Codes 004-269. 5
TPE Taiwan 945 From Origin ZIP Codes 270-999. 5
blank Tajikistan blank Include with Russia. 5
DAR Tanzania 099 Include Zanzibar. 5
BKK Thailand 945 blank 5
blank Tibet blank Include with China. 5
LFW Togo 099 blank 5
TBU Tonga 945 blank 5
blank Transkei blank Include with South Africa. 5
POS Trinidad and Tobago 099 blank 5
blank Tristan da Cunha blank Include with South Africa. 5
TUN Tunisia 099 blank 5
IST Turkey 099 blank 5
blank Turkmenistan blank Include with Russia. 5
GDT Turks and Caicos Islands 099 blank 5
blank Tuvalu blank Include with Fiji. 5
EBB Uganda 099 blank 5
ODS Ukraine 099 blank 5
DXB United Arab Emirates 099 Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 5
blank United Kingdom blank See Great Britain. 3
MVD Uruguay 099 blank 5
TAS Uzbekistan 099 blank 5
VLI Vanuatu 945 Include New Hebrides. 5
VCS Vatican City 099 blank 3
CCS Venezuela 099 blank 5
SGN Vietnam 945 blank 5
blank Wales blank Include with Great Britain. 3
blank Wallis and Futuna Islands blank Include with New Caledonia. 5
APW Western Samoa 945 blank 5
SAH Yemen 099 North and South Yemen. 5
blank Yugoslavia blank See Serbia-Montenegro. 5
LVI Zambia 099 blank 5
blank Zanzibar blank See Tanzania. 5
BUQ Zimbabwe 099 blank 5
Routing Identification Information:
099 Foreign Mail Center NJ 099 (NJI & BMC)
945 Oakland CA 945
798 El Paso TX 798
75199 BMC Dallas TX 75199
856 Tucson AZ 856
920 San Diego CA 920

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294.43 Canadian Sacks

Sacks of publishers' periodicals for delivery in Canada must be sorted by the Canadian post code designations that are specified in Exhibit 294.43a (standard entry) or Exhibit 294.43b (drop shipment at NJI&BMC) and labeled in the following manner:

Label color: White or Terra-Cotta
Format:
Line 1: Name of destination office in Canada is left-justified; routing ZIP Code for applicable Postal Service exchange office is right-justified
Line 2: Content designation (i.e., "NEWS" or "PER") followed by "AO"
Line 3: City, state, and ZIP Code of U.S. Post Office of mailing

Example:

OTTAWA ON FWD 099
PER AO
BETHESDA MD 20815

Residual mail for Canada is prepared under 294.422, except it is labeled to the local concentration center. See 294.62 for a sacking exception for residual mail that is only applicable to publishers or registered news agents who drop ship their mail at the New Jersey International and Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC).

Exhibit 294.43a

Publishers' Periodicals - Canada Labeling and Routing Information (Standard Entry)

Postal
Code
City and/or Province Origin Area by ZIP Code Orange/Terra Cotta Label
(Including Routing Code)
Other "A" Newfoundland All S'VILLE FWD A0Z 9Z0 099
B Nova Scotia All HALIFAX FWD B0J 9Z0 099
C & E New Brunswick & Prince Edward Is All MONCTON FWD E0A 9Z0 099
G codes, A0R, A0P & A2V Quebec All QUEBEC FWD G0A 9Z0 099
Other "H," J4 and uncoded Montreal All MONTREAL QC H3C 1S0 099
Other "J," X0A & Quebec uncoded Montreal & Quebec All MONTREAL FWD H0B 9Z0 099
H0M, J0X, J8L-J9J and K codes
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-297, 376, 439-447 OTTAWA ON FWD K0A 9Z0 099
Other Origins OTTAWA ON FWD K0A 9Z0 60688
L0A-P, L1, L3-L7K, L9L-Z
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-279, 376, 439-447 TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 099
Other Origins TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 60688
L0R-S, L2, L7L-L9K Ontario All HAMILTON CITY L8E 2R0 099
M
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-279, 376, 439-447 TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 099
Other Origins TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 60688
N
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-279, 376, 439-447 KITCHENER FWD N0Y 9Z0 099
Other Origins KITCHENER FWD N0Y 9Z0 60688
P0A-S, P1-P6 & uncoded Ontario
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-279, 376, 439-447, 498-499, 540-564 TOR WEST FWD L0J 9Z0 099
Other Origins TOR WEST FWD L0J 9Z0 60688
P0T-P0X, P7-P9
Ontario
004-249, 254, 260-268, 270-279, 376, 439-447, 498-499, 540-564 T BAY ON FWD P0T 9Z0 099
Other Origins T BAY ON FWD P0T 9Z0 60688
P0Y, R codes, S0P and X0C Manitoba All WINNIPEG FWD R0C 9Z0 60688
S7H-S7V, S7W Saskatchewan All SASKATOON SK S7K 2K0 98000
Other "S" Saskatchewan All REGINA SK FWD S0G 9Z0 98000
T1X-T3Z Alberta All CALGARY AB T2E 0A0 98000
Other "T," X1A, X0B, X0E, X0G & uncoded NWT Alberta All EDMONTON FWD T0N 9Z0 98000
V0P-S, V8K-V9Y British Columbia All VICTORIA FWD V0S 9Z0 98000
Other "V" & Y codes British Columbia All VANCOUVER FWD V0T 9Z0 98000
Routing Code Identification:
099 Foreign Mail Center NJ 099 (NJI&BMC)
60688 JTW ISC Chicago IL
98000 BMC Seattle WA

Exhibit 294.43b

Publishers' Periodicals - Canada Labeling and Routing Information (Drop Shipment at NJI&BMC)

Postal
Code
City and/or Province Orange/Terra Cotta Label
(Including Routing Code)
Other "A" Newfoundland S'VILLE FWD A0Z 9Z0 099
B Nova Scotia HALIFAX FWD B0J 9Z0 099
C & E New Brunswick & Prince Edward Is MONCTON FWD E0A 9Z0 099
G codes, A0R, A0P & A2V Quebec QUEBEC FWD G0A 9Z0 099
Other "H," J4 and uncoded Montreal MONTREAL QC H3C 1S0 099
Other "J," X0A & Quebec uncoded Montreal & Quebec MONTREAL FWD H0B 9Z0 099
H0M, J0X, J8L-J9J and K codes Ontario OTTAWA ON FWD K0A 9Z0 099
L0A-P, L1, L3-L7K, L9L-Z Ontario TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 099
L0R-S, L2, L7L-L9K Ontario HAMILTON CITY L8E 2R0 099
M Ontario TORONTO WEST L4W 1M0 099
N Ontario KITCHENER FWD N0Y 9Z0 099
P0A-S, P1-P6 & uncoded Ontario Ontario TOR WEST FWD L0J 9Z0 099
P0T-P0X, P7-P9 Ontario T BAY ON FWD P0T 9Z0 099
P0Y, R codes, S0P and X0C Manitoba WINNIPEG FWD R0C 9Z0 099
S7H-S7V, S7W Saskatchewan SASKATOON SK S7K 2K0 98000
Other "S" Saskatchewan REGINA SK FWD S0G 9Z0 98000
T1X-T3Z Alberta CALGARY AB T2E 0A0 98000
Other "T," X1A, X0B, X0E, X0G & uncoded NWT Alberta EDMONTON FWD T0N 9Z0 98000
V0P-S, V8K-V9Y British Columbia VICTORIA FWD V0S 9Z0 98000
Other "V" & Y codes British Columbia VANCOUVER FWD V0T 9Z0 98000
Routing Code Identification:
099 Foreign Mail Center NJ 099 (NJI&BMC)
98000 BMC Seattle WA

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294.44 Physical Characteristics and Requirements for Sacks

Sacks must meet these requirements:

a. Maximum Weight. No more than 66 pounds of mail may be placed in any one sack. The weight of tying, wrapping, and packaging materials is included in determining the weight of the mail enclosed in a sack.

b. Sacks. Disposable plastic sacks are recommended; however, other appropriate equipment may be provided by Post Office facilities.

c. Labels. Handbook PO-423, Requisitioning Labels, contains instructions for ordering labels. Mailers may also preprint labels if they are of the colors specified and used by the Postal Service.

294.5 Customs Forms Required

Printed matter known to be dutiable in the country of destination must have a green customs label (PS Form 2976) affixed to the address side of the articles. (See 123 for detailed requirements for customs documentation.) This requirement is applicable to dutiable printed matter mailed in a direct sack (M-bags) (see 260).

294.6 Mailing Locations

294.61 Standard Entry

Surface mail that is entered at publishers' periodicals rates must be prepared in accordance with the provisions of 244.5 and tendered at a Post Office facility or other location that has been designated by the local postmaster.

294.62 Drop Shipment

A publisher or registered news agent who deposits publishers' periodicals directly at the New Jersey International & Bulk Mail Center (NJI&BMC), under a drop shipment authorization, is eligible for a $0.25 per pound postage rate discount, when the following conditions of entry are met:

a. The mailer must obtain a drop shipment authorization (PS Form 8125, Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance) from the Post Office of original/additional entry, the business mail entry unit (BMEU), or the detached mail unit (DMU) where their mailing records are maintained.

b. The mailer must bring their sorted publishers' periodicals to the Postal Service location referenced in 294.62a, where Postal Service acceptance employees will check the statement of mailing to ensure proper application of the $0.25 per pound drop ship discount; confirm funds availability; and verify compliance with the prescribed mail makeup requirements.

c. Publishers' periodicals that are to be drop shipped at the NJI&BMC are subject to the mail makeup requirements contained in 294.41 and 294.42, except as specified below.

Exception: A drop shipment customer who has fewer than 11 pounds of publishers' periodicals for a particular country or country separation is required to place those residual mailpieces into a country-specific "skin" sack rather than aggregating them into a mixed working foreign sack, as specified in 294.422. Residual bundles or packages that are placed into a skin sack are subject to the sorting, sacking, and labeling requirements for country sacks that are contained in 294.41 (except 294.41c) and 294.421, for all countries, except Canada, and in 294.43, for Canada only.

d. A publisher or agent who has a minimum of 250 pounds of mail for a single destination country may dispense with the use of sacks by placing the requisite presorted bundles or packages onto a strapped or shrink-wrapped pallet. To be admissible, a palletized load of discounted publishers' periodicals must conform to the appropriate mailing standards, adhere to the appropriate mail preparation requirements, and be placarded (labeled) appropriately (see DMM 705).

e. Once the acceptance process is completed, the verified mailpieces and accompanying paperwork will be turned back to the publisher or agent who will transport the sacks or pallets to the NJI&BMC. Prior to bringing their mail to that Postal Service facility, the publisher or agent must schedule a drop shipment appointment through the appropriate appointment control center as specified in DMM 446. The relevant statement of mailing and drop shipment authorization (i.e., PS Form 8125) must be presented at the time of entry.

f. Publishers' periodicals that are enclosed in direct sacks of printed matter to one addressee (M-bags) are not subject to the $0.25 per pound postage discount that is referenced in this section. See 262.2 for the postage payment procedures governing M-bags.

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