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322 Express Mail International Insurance

322.1 Description

Express Mail International shipments containing merchandise or nonnegotiable documents are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $100 at no additional charge. Indemnity is paid by the U.S. Postal Service as provided in 935 and in DMM 503 and 609.

322.2 Availability

Insurance availability varies by country, content, and value. See the Individual Country Listings for availability and insurance limits.

322.3 Additional Coverage and Fees

Additional merchandise insurance coverage above $100 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 merchandise insurance limits. The insurance fee is in addition to postage and other applicable fees. See Notice 123, Price List, for the fee schedule for optional Express Mail International merchandise insurance coverage.

322.4 Return Receipt Service

Return receipt service is the only extra service that mailers may add to insured items. There is no additional charge for this service, and it is available only to certain countries. See the Individual Country Listings for availability. See 340 for additional information about return receipt service.