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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.)
    63.39 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 0.6339.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6339 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.58 ($1.5776 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. $ = 0.6339 SDR 1 SDR = $1.58 ($1.5776 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6339

51

32.3289

101

64.0239

151

95.7189

201

127.4139

251

159.1089

2

1.2678

52

32.9628

102

64.6578

152

96.3528

202

128.0478

252

159.7428

3

1.9017

53

33.5967

103

65.2917

153

96.9867

203

128.6817

253

160.3767

4

2.5356

54

34.2306

104

65.9256

154

97.6206

204

129.3156

254

161.0106

5

3.1695

55

34.8645

105

66.5595

155

98.2545

205

129.9495

255

161.6445

6

3.8034

56

35.4984

106

67.1934

156

98.8884

206

130.5834

256

162.2784

7

4.4373

57

36.1323

107

67.8273

157

99.5223

207

131.2173

257

162.9123

8

5.0712

58

36.7662

108

68.4612

158

100.1562

208

131.8512

258

163.5462

9

5.7051

59

37.4001

109

69.0951

159

100.7901

209

132.4851

259

164.1801

10

6.3390

60

38.0340

110

69.7290

160

101.4240

210

133.1190

260

164.8140

11

6.9729

61

38.6679

111

70.3629

161

102.0579

211

133.7529

261

165.4479

12

7.6068

62

39.3018

112

70.9968

162

102.6918

212

134.3868

262

166.0818

13

8.2407

63

39.9357

113

71.6307

163

103.3257

213

135.0207

263

166.7157

14

8.8746

64

40.5696

114

72.2646

164

103.9596

214

135.6546

264

167.3496

15

9.5085

65

41.2035

115

72.8985

165

104.5935

215

136.2885

265

167.9835

16

10.1424

66

41.8374

116

73.5324

166

105.2274

216

136.9224

266

168.6174

17

10.7763

67

42.4713

117

74.1663

167

105.8613

217

137.5563

267

169.2513

18

11.4102

68

43.1052

118

74.8002

168

106.4952

218

138.1902

268

169.8852

19

12.0441

69

43.7391

119

75.4341

169

107.1291

219

138.8241

269

170.5191

20

12.6780

70

44.3730

120

76.0680

170

107.7630

220

139.4580

270

171.1530

21

13.3119

71

45.0069

121

76.7019

171

108.3969

221

140.0919

271

171.7869

22

13.9458

72

45.6408

122

77.3358

172

109.0308

222

140.7258

272

172.4208

23

14.5797

73

46.2747

123

77.9697

173

109.6647

223

141.3597

273

173.0547

24

15.2136

74

46.9086

124

78.6036

174

110.2986

224

141.9936

274

173.6886

25

15.8475

75

47.5425

125

79.2375

175

110.9325

225

142.6275

275

174.3225

26

16.4814

76

48.1764

126

79.8714

176

111.5664

226

143.2614

276

174.9564

27

17.1153

77

48.8103

127

80.5053

177

112.2003

227

143.8953

277

175.5903

28

17.7492

78

49.4442

128

81.1392

178

112.8342

228

144.5292

278

176.2242

29

18.3831

79

50.0781

129

81.7731

179

113.4681

229

145.1631

279

176.8581

30

19.0170

80

50.7120

130

82.4070

180

114.1020

230

145.7970

280

177.4920

31

19.6509

81

51.3459

131

83.0409

181

114.7359

231

146.4309

281

178.1259

32

20.2848

82

51.9798

132

83.6748

182

115.3698

232

147.0648

282

178.7598

33

20.9187

83

52.6137

133

84.3087

183

116.0037

233

147.6987

283

179.3937

34

21.5526

84

53.2476

134

84.9426

184

116.6376

234

148.3326

284

180.0276

35

22.1865

85

53.8815

135

85.5765

185

117.2715

235

148.9665

285

180.6615

36

22.8204

86

54.5154

136

86.2104

186

117.9054

236

149.6004

286

181.2954

37

23.4543

87

55.1493

137

86.8443

187

118.5393

237

150.2343

287

181.9293

38

24.0882

88

55.7832

138

87.4782

188

119.1732

238

150.8682

288

182.5632

39

24.7221

89

56.4171

139

88.1121

189

119.8071

239

151.5021

289

183.1971

40

25.3560

90

57.0510

140

88.7460

190

120.4410

240

152.1360

290

183.8310

41

25.9899

91

57.6849

141

89.3799

191

121.0749

241

152.7699

291

184.4649

42

26.6238

92

58.3188

142

90.0138

192

121.7088

242

153.4038

292

185.0988

43

27.2577

93

58.9527

143

90.6477

193

122.3427

243

154.0377

293

185.7327

44

27.8916

94

59.5866

144

91.2816

194

122.9766

244

154.6716

294

186.3666

45

28.5255

95

60.2205

145

91.9155

195

123.6105

245

155.3055

295

187.0005

46

29.1594

96

60.8544

146

92.5494

196

124.2444

246

155.9394

296

187.6344

47

29.7933

97

61.4883

147

93.1833

197

124.8783

247

156.5733

297

188.2683

48

30.4272

98

62.1222

148

93.8172

198

125.5122

248

157.2072

298

188.9022

49

31.0611

99

62.7561

149

94.4511

199

126.1461

249

157.8411

299

189.5361

50

31.6950

100

63.3900

150

95.0850

200

126.7800

250

158.4750

300

190.1700

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

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

1 U.S. $ = 0.6339 SDR 1 SDR = $1.58 ($1.5776 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

190.8039

351

222.4989

401

254.1939

451

285.8889

501

317.5839

551

349.2789

302

191.4378

352

223.1328

402

254.8278

452

286.5228

502

318.2178

552

349.9128

303

192.0717

353

223.7667

403

255.4617

453

287.1567

503

318.8517

553

350.5467

304

192.7056

354

224.4006

404

256.0956

454

287.7906

504

319.4856

554

351.1806

305

193.3395

355

225.0345

405

256.7295

455

288.4245

505

320.1195

555

351.8145

306

193.9734

356

225.6684

406

257.3634

456

289.0584

506

320.7534

556

352.4484

307

194.6073

357

226.3023

407

257.9973

457

289.6923

507

321.3873

557

353.0823

308

195.2412

358

226.9362

408

258.6312

458

290.3262

508

322.0212

558

353.7162

309

195.8751

359

227.5701

409

259.2651

459

290.9601

509

322.6551

559

354.3501

310

196.5090

360

228.2040

410

259.8990

460

291.5940

510

323.2890

560

354.9840

311

197.1429

361

228.8379

411

260.5329

461

292.2279

511

323.9229

561

355.6179

312

197.7768

362

229.4718

412

261.1668

462

292.8618

512

324.5568

562

356.2518

313

198.4107

363

230.1057

413

261.8007

463

293.4957

513

325.1907

563

356.8857

314

199.0446

364

230.7396

414

262.4346

464

294.1296

514

325.8246

564

357.5196

315

199.6785

365

231.3735

415

263.0685

465

294.7635

515

326.4585

565

358.1535

316

200.3124

366

232.0074

416

263.7024

466

295.3974

516

327.0924

566

358.7874

317

200.9463

367

232.6413

417

264.3363

467

296.0313

517

327.7263

567

359.4213

318

201.5802

368

233.2752

418

264.9702

468

296.6652

518

328.3602

568

360.0552

319

202.2141

369

233.9091

419

265.6041

469

297.2991

519

328.9941

569

360.6891

320

202.8480

370

234.5430

420

266.2380

470

297.9330

520

329.6280

570

361.3230

321

203.4819

371

235.1769

421

266.8719

471

298.5669

521

330.2619

571

361.9569

322

204.1158

372

235.8108

422

267.5058

472

299.2008

522

330.8958

572

362.5908

323

204.7497

373

236.4447

423

268.1397

473

299.8347

523

331.5297

573

363.2247

324

205.3836

374

237.0786

424

268.7736

474

300.4686

524

332.1636

574

363.8586

325

206.0175

375

237.7125

425

269.4075

475

301.1025

525

332.7975

575

364.4925

326

206.6514

376

238.3464

426

270.0414

476

301.7364

526

333.4314

576

365.1264

327

207.2853

377

238.9803

427

270.6753

477

302.3703

527

334.0653

577

365.7603

328

207.9192

378

239.6142

428

271.3092

478

303.0042

528

334.6992

578

366.3942

329

208.5531

379

240.2481

429

271.9431

479

303.6381

529

335.3331

579

367.0281

330

209.1870

380

240.8820

430

272.5770

480

304.2720

530

335.9670

580

367.6620

331

209.8209

381

241.5159

431

273.2109

481

304.9059

531

336.6009

581

368.2959

332

210.4548

382

242.1498

432

273.8448

482

305.5398

532

337.2348

582

368.9298

333

211.0887

383

242.7837

433

274.4787

483

306.1737

533

337.8687

583

369.5637

334

211.7226

384

243.4176

434

275.1126

484

306.8076

534

338.5026

584

370.1976

335

212.3565

385

244.0515

435

275.7465

485

307.4415

535

339.1365

585

370.8315

336

212.9904

386

244.6854

436

276.3804

486

308.0754

536

339.7704

586

371.4654

337

213.6243

387

245.3193

437

277.0143

487

308.7093

537

340.4043

587

372.0993

338

214.2582

388

245.9532

438

277.6482

488

309.3432

538

341.0382

588

372.7332

339

214.8921

389

246.5871

439

278.2821

489

309.9771

539

341.6721

589

373.3671

340

215.5260

390

247.2210

440

278.9160

490

310.6110

540

342.3060

590

374.0010

341

216.1599

391

247.8549

441

279.5499

491

311.2449

541

342.9399

591

374.6349

342

216.7938

392

248.4888

442

280.1838

492

311.8788

542

343.5738

592

375.2688

343

217.4277

393

249.1227

443

280.8177

493

312.5127

543

344.2077

593

375.9027

344

218.0616

394

249.7566

444

281.4516

494

313.1466

544

344.8416

594

376.5366

345

218.6955

395

250.3905

445

282.0855

495

313.7805

545

345.4755

595

377.1705

346

219.3294

396

251.0244

446

282.7194

496

314.4144

546

346.1094

596

377.8044

347

219.9633

397

251.6583

447

283.3533

497

315.0483

547

346.7433

597

378.4383

348

220.5972

398

252.2922

448

283.9872

498

315.6822

548

347.3772

598

379.0722

349

221.2311

399

252.9261

449

284.6211

499

316.3161

549

348.0111

599

379.7061

350

221.8650

400

253.5600

450

285.2550

500

316.9500

550

348.6450

600

380.3400

 

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.