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Summary of Changes

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service,
International Mail Manual

Issued January 22, 2012

In chapters 1–9 of this online version of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®), change bars (vertical lines in the margin) indicate that Postal Bulletin updates have been incorporated in the adjacent text (note that the change bars appear only in the PDF version). However, in the individual country listings (ICLs) of this online IMM, change bars do not appear even though Postal Bulletin updates have been incorporated in the text.

 

This chapter, subchapter, part, section, or ICL…

is…

effective…

as noted in Postal Bulletin issue…

Chapter 2, Conditions for Mailing

213

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for GXG service.

1-22-2012

22326

221

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for Express Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

222

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for Express Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

223

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for Express Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

232

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for Priority Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

Exhibit 232.73

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limits for ordinary Priority Mail International parcels (and later renumbered to Exhibit 232.83).

1-1-2012

22325

232.93 and 232.94

revised to provide current information regarding the availability of return receipt service when used in conjunction with Registered Mail service and insured Priority Mail International parcels.

1-22-2012

22328

233

revised in several sections to reflect changes to prices and standards for Priority Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

242.42 and 242.43

revised to provide current information regarding the availability of return receipt service when used in conjunction with Registered Mail service. Note: 242.42 (on Registered Mail service) is the old 242.43, which has just been moved and renumbered, but the text is unchanged; 242.43 (on return receipt service) is the old 242.42, but in addition to having been moved and renumbered as 242.43, the text is also revised.

1-22-2012

22328

Chapter 3, Extra Services

323.62 and Exhibit 323.62

revised to reflect a change in the conversion rate between special drawing right (SDR) values and U.S. dollars.

1-1-2012

22325

333.2

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2012

22325

Chapter 7, Treatment of Inbound Mail

762.2

revised to clarify the proper handling of an undeliverable domestic mailpiece that is addressed to a U.S. addressee and that bears the sender’s foreign return address.

1-22-2012

22323

Chapter 9, Inquiries, Indemnities, and Refunds

934.2

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2012

22325

Country Price Groups and Weight Limits

Tonga

revised to reflect the availability of Express Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

Individual Country Listing

Each country that offers GXG service

revised to reflect changes to the prices for GXG service.

1-22-2012

22326

Each country that offers Express Mail International service

revised to reflect changes to the prices for Express Mail International service and, if applicable, to the fees for Express Mail International merchandise insurance.

1-22-2012

22326

Each country that offers Priority Mail International service

revised to reflect changes to the prices for Priority Mail International service and, if applicable, to the fees for Priority Mail International insurance.

1-22-2012

22326

Each country that offers First-Class Mail International service

revised to reflect changes to the prices for First-Class Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

Each country that offers extra services

revised to reflect changes to the fees for international extra services.

1-22-2012

22326

Each country that offers Registered Mail service

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2012

22325

Austria

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Cuba

revised to reflect current standards for authorized dutiable items sent by Priority Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22325

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections, and to the availability of Priority Mail International insurance.

1-22-2012

22325

Hong Kong

revised to reflect changes to the size limits for Priority Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22325

Hungary

revised to reflect changes to the Observations section.

1-22-2012

22325

Japan

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Pakistan

revised to reflect changes to the Restrictions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Poland

revised to reflect changes to the Restrictions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Russia

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections.

1-22-2012

22325

Serbia

revised to reflect changes to the Restrictions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Tonga

revised to reflect the availability of Express Mail International service.

1-22-2012

22326

Turkey

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections.

1-22-2012

22325

Ukraine

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections.

1-22-2012

22325

Venezuela

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

1-22-2012

22325

Vietnam

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

1-22-2012

22325