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220 Express Mail International

221 Description and Physical Characteristics

221.1 General

Express Mail International is a reliable high-speed mail service available to certain countries (see the Individual Country Listings for service availability). Express Mail International service is available at designated Postal Service facilities authorized to accept domestic Express Mail shipments.

221.2 Express Mail International With Guarantee Service

Express Mail International With Guarantee service offers a date-certain, postage-refund guarantee. This postage-refund guarantee is not available for items paid via a permit imprint under 223.221. This service is available only to the following countries:

  1. Australia.
  2. China.
  3. France (does not include Corsica and Monaco).
  4. Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  5. Hong Kong.
  6. Japan.
  7. Republic of Korea (South Korea).
  8. Singapore.
  9. Spain (does not include Canary Islands).

221.3 Express Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes

USPS-produced Flat Rate Envelopes are charged at a flat rate regardless of weight or destination. See the Individual Country Listings for countries that offer Express Mail International service.

221.4 Physical Characteristics

221.41 Weight Limits

The maximum weight limit for Express Mail International service is 70 pounds, but lower country-specific weight limits might apply. To determine the maximum weight limit for each country, see the Individual Country Listings.

221.42 Dimensions — Express Mail International Parcels

Maximum size dimensions for Express Mail International service vary by country and are noted in the Individual Country Listings. See Exhibit 231.23 for determining length or length and girth combined for rectangular and nonrectangular parcels.