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323 Priority Mail International Insurance

323.1 Description

For a fee, the sender may purchase insurance to protect against loss, damage, or missing contents for Priority Mail International parcels containing merchandise. Insurance may not be purchased for the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope or small flat-rate box. Compensation varies according to the fee paid. For parcels delivered to the addressee in damaged condition or with missing contents, payment is made to the addressee unless the addressee waives payment, in writing, in favor of the sender.

323.2 Availability

Insurance is available only for Priority Mail International parcels and only to certain countries. See Individual Country Listings. Insurance is not available for the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope or small flat-rate box.

323.3 Coverage and Fees

Merchandise insurance coverage up to the maximum amount allowed by the country (see the Individual Country Listings) but never to exceed $5,000 may be purchased at the sender’s option. See the Individual Country Listings for insurance limits. The insurance fee is in addition to postage and other applicable fees and is based on the insured value. See Exhibit 232.72 for the fee schedule for optional Priority Mail International parcel insurance coverage.

323.4 Return Receipt

Return receipt service is the only extra service that mailers may add to insured items. It is available for an additional fee and is available only to certain countries. See the Individual Country Listings for availability. See 340 for additional information about return receipt service.

323.5 Insured Value and Indemnity Claims

323.51 Insured Value and Declared Value

The insured value (insurance coverage) of a parcel may not be more than the declared value of the contents. However, the insured value may be less than the declared value depending on the wish of the sender.

323.52 Indemnity Claims and Payments

As proof of mailing and proof of insurance to file a claim, the sender must submit the following:

  1. The original mailing receipt.
  2. The sender’s copy of PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72.

For more information on indemnity claims and payments, see chapter 9.

323.6 Preparation of Insured Priority Mail International Parcels

323.61 Mailing Receipt and Insurance Number

All Priority Mail International insured parcels must be numbered. PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, and the mailing receipt issued at the time of mailing will serve as proof of mailing and proof of insurance. Volume mailers may use PS Form 3877, Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail, as the sender’s receipt.

323.62 Accepting Clerk’s Responsibility

The accepting clerk must do the following:

  1. Indicate on PS Form 2976-A the amount for which the parcel is insured. Write the amount in U.S. dollars in ink in the “Insured Amount (U.S.) block.”
  2. Convert the U.S. dollar amount to the special drawing right (SDR) value and enter it in the SDR value block. For example:
  3. INSURED VALUE
    $100.00 (U.S.)
    65.76 SDR

  4. See Exhibit 323.62 for a table showing the conversion of U.S. dollar values up to $600 to SDR equivalents. To determine SDR equivalents above $600, multiply the insured amount, rounded up to the next full dollar, by the conversion factor of 0.6576.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6576 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5206 U.S.)

  6. Write a bold capital “V” in the space provided adjacent to the boxes for Insured Amount and Insurance Fees as an indicator that additional insurance was purchased.
  7. Indicate special contents for fragile, liquid, and perishable items.
  8. Round stamp PS Form 2976-A in the appropriate place on each copy.

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 1)

Conversion Table: U.S. Dollars to Special Drawing Right (SDR)

1 U.S. $ = 0.6576 SDR 1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5206 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6576

51

33.5376

101

66.4176

151

99.2976

201

132.1776

251

165.0576

2

1.3152

52

34.1952

102

67.0752

152

99.9552

202

132.8352

252

165.7152

3

1.9728

53

34.8528

103

67.7328

153

100.6128

203

133.4928

253

166.3728

4

2.6304

54

35.5104

104

68.3904

154

101.2704

204

134.1504

254

167.0304

5

3.2880

55

36.1680

105

69.0480

155

101.9280

205

134.8080

255

167.6880

6

3.9456

56

36.8256

106

69.7056

156

102.5856

206

135.4656

256

168.3456

7

4.6032

57

37.4832

107

70.3632

157

103.2432

207

136.1232

257

169.0032

8

5.2608

58

38.1408

108

71.0208

158

103.9008

208

136.7808

258

169.6608

9

5.9184

59

38.7984

109

71.6784

159

104.5584

209

137.4384

259

170.3184

10

6.5760

60

39.4560

110

72.3360

160

105.2160

210

138.0960

260

170.9760

11

7.2336

61

40.1136

111

72.9936

161

105.8736

211

138.7536

261

171.6336

12

7.8912

62

40.7712

112

73.6512

162

106.5312

212

139.4112

262

172.2912

13

8.5488

63

41.4288

113

74.3088

163

107.1888

213

140.0688

263

172.9488

14

9.2064

64

42.0864

114

74.9664

164

107.8464

214

140.7264

264

173.6064

15

9.8640

65

42.7440

115

75.6240

165

108.5040

215

141.3840

265

174.2640

16

10.5216

66

43.4016

116

76.2816

166

109.1616

216

142.0416

266

174.9216

17

11.1792

67

44.0592

117

76.9392

167

109.8192

217

142.6992

267

175.5792

18

11.8368

68

44.7168

118

77.5968

168

110.4768

218

143.3568

268

176.2368

19

12.4944

69

45.3744

119

78.2544

169

111.1344

219

144.0144

269

176.8944

20

13.1520

70

46.0320

120

78.9120

170

111.7920

220

144.6720

270

177.5520

21

13.8096

71

46.6896

121

79.5696

171

112.4496

221

145.3296

271

178.2096

22

14.4672

72

47.3472

122

80.2272

172

113.1072

222

145.9872

272

178.8672

23

15.1248

73

48.0048

123

80.8848

173

113.7648

223

146.6448

273

179.5248

24

15.7824

74

48.6624

124

81.5424

174

114.4224

224

147.3024

274

180.1824

25

16.4400

75

49.3200

125

82.2000

175

115.0800

225

147.9600

275

180.8400

26

17.0976

76

49.9776

126

82.8576

176

115.7376

226

148.6176

276

181.4976

27

17.7552

77

50.6352

127

83.5152

177

116.3952

227

149.2752

277

182.1552

28

18.4128

78

51.2928

128

84.1728

178

117.0528

228

149.9328

278

182.8128

29

19.0704

79

51.9504

129

84.8304

179

117.7104

229

150.5904

279

183.4704

30

19.7280

80

52.6080

130

85.4880

180

118.3680

230

151.2480

280

184.1280

31

20.3856

81

53.2656

131

86.1456

181

119.0256

231

151.9056

281

184.7856

32

21.0432

82

53.9232

132

86.8032

182

119.6832

232

152.5632

282

185.4432

33

21.7008

83

54.5808

133

87.4608

183

120.3408

233

153.2208

283

186.1008

34

22.3584

84

55.2384

134

88.1184

184

120.9984

234

153.8784

284

186.7584

35

23.0160

85

55.8960

135

88.7760

185

121.6560

235

154.5360

285

187.4160

36

23.6736

86

56.5536

136

89.4336

186

122.3136

236

155.1936

286

188.0736

37

24.3312

87

57.2112

137

90.0912

187

122.9712

237

155.8512

287

188.7312

38

24.9888

88

57.8688

138

90.7488

188

123.6288

238

156.5088

288

189.3888

39

25.6464

89

58.5264

139

91.4064

189

124.2864

239

157.1664

289

190.0464

40

26.3040

90

59.1840

140

92.0640

190

124.9440

240

157.8240

290

190.7040

41

26.9616

91

59.8416

141

92.7216

191

125.6016

241

158.4816

291

191.3616

42

27.6192

92

60.4992

142

93.3792

192

126.2592

242

159.1392

292

192.0192

43

28.2768

93

61.1568

143

94.0368

193

126.9168

243

159.7968

293

192.6768

44

28.9344

94

61.8144

144

94.6944

194

127.5744

244

160.4544

294

193.3344

45

29.5920

95

62.4720

145

95.3520

195

128.2320

245

161.1120

295

193.9920

46

30.2496

96

63.1296

146

96.0096

196

128.8896

246

161.7696

296

194.6496

47

30.9072

97

63.7872

147

96.6672

197

129.5472

247

162.4272

297

195.3072

48

31.5648

98

64.4448

148

97.3248

198

130.2048

248

163.0848

298

195.9648

49

32.2224

99

65.1024

149

97.9824

199

130.8624

249

163.7424

299

196.6224

50

32.8800

100

65.7600

150

98.6400

200

131.5200

250

164.4000

300

197.2800

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

Conversion Table: U.S. Dollars to Special Drawing Right (SDR)

1 U.S. $ = 0.6576 SDR 1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5206 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

197.9376

351

230.8176

401

263.6976

451

296.5776

501

329.4576

551

362.3376

302

198.5952

352

231.4752

402

264.3552

452

297.2352

502

330.1152

552

362.9952

303

199.2528

353

232.1328

403

265.0128

453

297.8928

503

330.7728

553

363.6528

304

199.9104

354

232.7904

404

265.6704

454

298.5504

504

331.4304

554

364.3104

305

200.5680

355

233.4480

405

266.3280

455

299.2080

505

332.0880

555

364.9680

306

201.2256

356

234.1056

406

266.9856

456

299.8656

506

332.7456

556

365.6256

307

201.8832

357

234.7632

407

267.6432

457

300.5232

507

333.4032

557

366.2832

308

202.5408

358

235.4208

408

268.3008

458

301.1808

508

334.0608

558

366.9408

309

203.1984

359

236.0784

409

268.9584

459

301.8384

509

334.7184

559

367.5984

310

203.8560

360

236.7360

410

269.6160

460

302.4960

510

335.3760

560

368.2560

311

204.5136

361

237.3936

411

270.2736

461

303.1536

511

336.0336

561

368.9136

312

205.1712

362

238.0512

412

270.9312

462

303.8112

512

336.6912

562

369.5712

313

205.8288

363

238.7088

413

271.5888

463

304.4688

513

337.3488

563

370.2288

314

206.4864

364

239.3664

414

272.2464

464

305.1264

514

338.0064

564

370.8864

315

207.1440

365

240.0240

415

272.9040

465

305.7840

515

338.6640

565

371.5440

316

207.8016

366

240.6816

416

273.5616

466

306.4416

516

339.3216

566

372.2016

317

208.4592

367

241.3392

417

274.2192

467

307.0992

517

339.9792

567

372.8592

318

209.1168

368

241.9968

418

274.8768

468

307.7568

518

340.6368

568

373.5168

319

209.7744

369

242.6544

419

275.5344

469

308.4144

519

341.2944

569

374.1744

320

210.4320

370

243.3120

420

276.1920

470

309.0720

520

341.9520

570

374.8320

321

211.0896

371

243.9696

421

276.8496

471

309.7296

521

342.6096

571

375.4896

322

211.7472

372

244.6272

422

277.5072

472

310.3872

522

343.2672

572

376.1472

323

212.4048

373

245.2848

423

278.1648

473

311.0448

523

343.9248

573

376.8048

324

213.0624

374

245.9424

424

278.8224

474

311.7024

524

344.5824

574

377.4624

325

213.7200

375

246.6000

425

279.4800

475

312.3600

525

345.2400

575

378.1200

326

214.3776

376

247.2576

426

280.1376

476

313.0176

526

345.8976

576

378.7776

327

215.0352

377

247.9152

427

280.7952

477

313.6752

527

346.5552

577

379.4352

328

215.6928

378

248.5728

428

281.4528

478

314.3328

528

347.2128

578

380.0928

329

216.3504

379

249.2304

429

282.1104

479

314.9904

529

347.8704

579

380.7504

330

217.0080

380

249.8880

430

282.7680

480

315.6480

530

348.5280

580

381.4080

331

217.6656

381

250.5456

431

283.4256

481

316.3056

531

349.1856

581

382.0656

332

218.3232

382

251.2032

432

284.0832

482

316.9632

532

349.8432

582

382.7232

333

218.9808

383

251.8608

433

284.7408

483

317.6208

533

350.5008

583

383.3808

334

219.6384

384

252.5184

434

285.3984

484

318.2784

534

351.1584

584

384.0384

335

220.2960

385

253.1760

435

286.0560

485

318.9360

535

351.8160

585

384.6960

336

220.9536

386

253.8336

436

286.7136

486

319.5936

536

352.4736

586

385.3536

337

221.6112

387

254.4912

437

287.3712

487

320.2512

537

353.1312

587

386.0112

338

222.2688

388

255.1488

438

288.0288

488

320.9088

538

353.7888

588

386.6688

339

222.9264

389

255.8064

439

288.6864

489

321.5664

539

354.4464

589

387.3264

340

223.5840

390

256.4640

440

289.3440

490

322.2240

540

355.1040

590

387.9840

341

224.2416

391

257.1216

441

290.0016

491

322.8816

541

355.7616

591

388.6416

342

224.8992

392

257.7792

442

290.6592

492

323.5392

542

356.4192

592

389.2992

343

225.5568

393

258.4368

443

291.3168

493

324.1968

543

357.0768

593

389.9568

344

226.2144

394

259.0944

444

291.9744

494

324.8544

544

357.7344

594

390.6144

345

226.8720

395

259.7520

445

292.6320

495

325.5120

545

358.3920

595

391.2720

346

227.5296

396

260.4096

446

293.2896

496

326.1696

546

359.0496

596

391.9296

347

228.1872

397

261.0672

447

293.9472

497

326.8272

547

359.7072

597

392.5872

348

228.8448

398

261.7248

448

294.6048

498

327.4848

548

360.3648

598

393.2448

349

229.5024

399

262.3824

449

295.2624

499

328.1424

549

361.0224

599

393.9024

350

230.1600

400

263.0400

450

295.9200

500

328.8000

550

361.6800

600

394.5600

 

323.63 Postmarking

Postmark the item at the time of acceptance at all breaks (including any cut or torn edges) of any tape or tabs used in sealing the parcel.

323.7 Sender’s Responsibility

323.71 Mailing Receipt

The sender should enter the name and address of the addressee on the mailing receipt and retain the receipt. The sender must submit the receipt to make an inquiry about or file a claim for an insured parcel (see chapter 9).

323.72 Marking

The sender has the responsibility to do the following:

  1. Mark parcels containing fragile or perishable articles with the appropriate endorsement e.g., “FRAGILE,” “PERISHABLE,” “GLASS,” etc.
  2. Enter the insured amount in U.S. currency (figures only) in the appropriate space on the customs declaration.
323.73 Sealing

The sender must seal all insured parcels.