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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 Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. 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 the Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes.

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 Notice 123, Price List, 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.)
    65.16 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 0.6516.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6516 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.53 ($1.5346 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. $ = 0.6516 SDR 1 SDR = $1.53 ($1.5346 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6516

51

33.2316

101

65.8116

151

98.3916

201

130.9716

251

163.5516

2

1.3032

52

33.8832

102

66.4632

152

99.0432

202

131.6232

252

164.2032

3

1.9548

53

34.5348

103

67.1148

153

99.6948

203

132.2748

253

164.8548

4

2.6064

54

35.1864

104

67.7664

154

100.3464

204

132.9264

254

165.5064

5

3.2580

55

35.8380

105

68.4180

155

100.9980

205

133.5780

255

166.1580

6

3.9096

56

36.4896

106

69.0696

156

101.6496

206

134.2296

256

166.8096

7

4.5612

57

37.1412

107

69.7212

157

102.3012

207

134.8812

257

167.4612

8

5.2128

58

37.7928

108

70.3728

158

102.9528

208

135.5328

258

168.1128

9

5.8644

59

38.4444

109

71.0244

159

103.6044

209

136.1844

259

168.7644

10

6.5160

60

39.0960

110

71.6760

160

104.2560

210

136.8360

260

169.4160

11

7.1676

61

39.7476

111

72.3276

161

104.9076

211

137.4876

261

170.0676

12

7.8192

62

40.3992

112

72.9792

162

105.5592

212

138.1392

262

170.7192

13

8.4708

63

41.0508

113

73.6308

163

106.2108

213

138.7908

263

171.3708

14

9.1224

64

41.7024

114

74.2824

164

106.8624

214

139.4424

264

172.0224

15

9.7740

65

42.3540

115

74.9340

165

107.5140

215

140.0940

265

172.6740

16

10.4256

66

43.0056

116

75.5856

166

108.1656

216

140.7456

266

173.3256

17

11.0772

67

43.6572

117

76.2372

167

108.8172

217

141.3972

267

173.9772

18

11.7288

68

44.3088

118

76.8888

168

109.4688

218

142.0488

268

174.6288

19

12.3804

69

44.9604

119

77.5404

169

110.1204

219

142.7004

269

175.2804

20

13.0320

70

45.6120

120

78.1920

170

110.7720

220

143.3520

270

175.9320

21

13.6836

71

46.2636

121

78.8436

171

111.4236

221

144.0036

271

176.5836

22

14.3352

72

46.9152

122

79.4952

172

112.0752

222

144.6552

272

177.2352

23

14.9868

73

47.5668

123

80.1468

173

112.7268

223

145.3068

273

177.8868

24

15.6384

74

48.2184

124

80.7984

174

113.3784

224

145.9584

274

178.5384

25

16.2900

75

48.8700

125

81.4500

175

114.0300

225

146.6100

275

179.1900

26

16.9416

76

49.5216

126

82.1016

176

114.6816

226

147.2616

276

179.8416

27

17.5932

77

50.1732

127

82.7532

177

115.3332

227

147.9132

277

180.4932

28

18.2448

78

50.8248

128

83.4048

178

115.9848

228

148.5648

278

181.1448

29

18.8964

79

51.4764

129

84.0564

179

116.6364

229

149.2164

279

181.7964

30

19.5480

80

52.1280

130

84.7080

180

117.2880

230

149.8680

280

182.4480

31

20.1996

81

52.7796

131

85.3596

181

117.9396

231

150.5196

281

183.0996

32

20.8512

82

53.4312

132

86.0112

182

118.5912

232

151.1712

282

183.7512

33

21.5028

83

54.0828

133

86.6628

183

119.2428

233

151.8228

283

184.4028

34

22.1544

84

54.7344

134

87.3144

184

119.8944

234

152.4744

284

185.0544

35

22.8060

85

55.3860

135

87.9660

185

120.5460

235

153.1260

285

185.7060

36

23.4576

86

56.0376

136

88.6176

186

121.1976

236

153.7776

286

186.3576

37

24.1092

87

56.6892

137

89.2692

187

121.8492

237

154.4292

287

187.0092

38

24.7608

88

57.3408

138

89.9208

188

122.5008

238

155.0808

288

187.6608

39

25.4124

89

57.9924

139

90.5724

189

123.1524

239

155.7324

289

188.3124

40

26.0640

90

58.6440

140

91.2240

190

123.8040

240

156.3840

290

188.9640

41

26.7156

91

59.2956

141

91.8756

191

124.4556

241

157.0356

291

189.6156

42

27.3672

92

59.9472

142

92.5272

192

125.1072

242

157.6872

292

190.2672

43

28.0188

93

60.5988

143

93.1788

193

125.7588

243

158.3388

293

190.9188

44

28.6704

94

61.2504

144

93.8304

194

126.4104

244

158.9904

294

191.5704

45

29.3220

95

61.9020

145

94.4820

195

127.0620

245

159.6420

295

192.2220

46

29.9736

96

62.5536

146

95.1336

196

127.7136

246

160.2936

296

192.8736

47

30.6252

97

63.2052

147

95.7852

197

128.3652

247

160.9452

297

193.5252

48

31.2768

98

63.8568

148

96.4368

198

129.0168

248

161.5968

298

194.1768

49

31.9284

99

64.5084

149

97.0884

199

129.6684

249

162.2484

299

194.8284

50

32.5800

100

65.1600

150

97.7400

200

130.3200

250

162.9000

300

195.4800

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

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

1 U.S. $ = 0.6516 SDR 1 SDR = $1.53 ($1.5346 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

196.1316

351

228.7116

401

261.2916

451

293.8716

501

326.4516

551

359.0316

302

196.7832

352

229.3632

402

261.9432

452

294.5232

502

327.1032

552

359.6832

303

197.4348

353

230.0148

403

262.5948

453

295.1748

503

327.7548

553

360.3348

304

198.0864

354

230.6664

404

263.2464

454

295.8264

504

328.4064

554

360.9864

305

198.7380

355

231.3180

405

263.8980

455

296.4780

505

329.0580

555

361.6380

306

199.3896

356

231.9696

406

264.5496

456

297.1296

506

329.7096

556

362.2896

307

200.0412

357

232.6212

407

265.2012

457

297.7812

507

330.3612

557

362.9412

308

200.6928

358

233.2728

408

265.8528

458

298.4328

508

331.0128

558

363.5928

309

201.3444

359

233.9244

409

266.5044

459

299.0844

509

331.6644

559

364.2444

310

201.9960

360

234.5760

410

267.1560

460

299.7360

510

332.3160

560

364.8960

311

202.6476

361

235.2276

411

267.8076

461

300.3876

511

332.9676

561

365.5476

312

203.2992

362

235.8792

412

268.4592

462

301.0392

512

333.6192

562

366.1992

313

203.9508

363

236.5308

413

269.1108

463

301.6908

513

334.2708

563

366.8508

314

204.6024

364

237.1824

414

269.7624

464

302.3424

514

334.9224

564

367.5024

315

205.2540

365

237.8340

415

270.4140

465

302.9940

515

335.5740

565

368.1540

316

205.9056

366

238.4856

416

271.0656

466

303.6456

516

336.2256

566

368.8056

317

206.5572

367

239.1372

417

271.7172

467

304.2972

517

336.8772

567

369.4572

318

207.2088

368

239.7888

418

272.3688

468

304.9488

518

337.5288

568

370.1088

319

207.8604

369

240.4404

419

273.0204

469

305.6004

519

338.1804

569

370.7604

320

208.5120

370

241.0920

420

273.6720

470

306.2520

520

338.8320

570

371.4120

321

209.1636

371

241.7436

421

274.3236

471

306.9036

521

339.4836

571

372.0636

322

209.8152

372

242.3952

422

274.9752

472

307.5552

522

340.1352

572

372.7152

323

210.4668

373

243.0468

423

275.6268

473

308.2068

523

340.7868

573

373.3668

324

211.1184

374

243.6984

424

276.2784

474

308.8584

524

341.4384

574

374.0184

325

211.7700

375

244.3500

425

276.9300

475

309.5100

525

342.0900

575

374.6700

326

212.4216

376

245.0016

426

277.5816

476

310.1616

526

342.7416

576

375.3216

327

213.0732

377

245.6532

427

278.2332

477

310.8132

527

343.3932

577

375.9732

328

213.7248

378

246.3048

428

278.8848

478

311.4648

528

344.0448

578

376.6248

329

214.3764

379

246.9564

429

279.5364

479

312.1164

529

344.6964

579

377.2764

330

215.0280

380

247.6080

430

280.1880

480

312.7680

530

345.3480

580

377.9280

331

215.6796

381

248.2596

431

280.8396

481

313.4196

531

345.9996

581

378.5796

332

216.3312

382

248.9112

432

281.4912

482

314.0712

532

346.6512

582

379.2312

333

216.9828

383

249.5628

433

282.1428

483

314.7228

533

347.3028

583

379.8828

334

217.6344

384

250.2144

434

282.7944

484

315.3744

534

347.9544

584

380.5344

335

218.2860

385

250.8660

435

283.4460

485

316.0260

535

348.6060

585

381.1860

336

218.9376

386

251.5176

436

284.0976

486

316.6776

536

349.2576

586

381.8376

337

219.5892

387

252.1692

437

284.7492

487

317.3292

537

349.9092

587

382.4892

338

220.2408

388

252.8208

438

285.4008

488

317.9808

538

350.5608

588

383.1408

339

220.8924

389

253.4724

439

286.0524

489

318.6324

539

351.2124

589

383.7924

340

221.5440

390

254.1240

440

286.7040

490

319.2840

540

351.8640

590

384.4440

341

222.1956

391

254.7756

441

287.3556

491

319.9356

541

352.5156

591

385.0956

342

222.8472

392

255.4272

442

288.0072

492

320.5872

542

353.1672

592

385.7472

343

223.4988

393

256.0788

443

288.6588

493

321.2388

543

353.8188

593

386.3988

344

224.1504

394

256.7304

444

289.3104

494

321.8904

544

354.4704

594

387.0504

345

224.8020

395

257.3820

445

289.9620

495

322.5420

545

355.1220

595

387.7020

346

225.4536

396

258.0336

446

290.6136

496

323.1936

546

355.7736

596

388.3536

347

226.1052

397

258.6852

447

291.2652

497

323.8452

547

356.4252

597

389.0052

348

226.7568

398

259.3368

448

291.9168

498

324.4968

548

357.0768

598

389.6568

349

227.4084

399

259.9884

449

292.5684

499

325.1484

549

357.7284

599

390.3084

350

228.0600

400

260.6400

450

293.2200

500

325.8000

550

358.3800

600

390.9600

 

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.