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Country Conditions for Mailing — Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

(North Korea)

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad sanctions program against North Korea. Prior to mailing any items to North Korea, mailers should refer to IMM 510 or access www.treas.gov/ofac for additional information.

Service is limited to First-Class Mail International and First-Class Package International Service items, including postcards and matter for the blind. All merchandise is prohibited.

 

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

All merchandise is prohibited.

Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other precious articles.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Restrictions  

No list furnished.

Observations  

  1. First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, or Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes may not contain dutiable articles.
  2. Mail should be addressed to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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Global Express Guaranteed (210)

Not Available 

 

Priority Mail Express International (220)

Not Available 

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 6

Available only for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope.

Flat Rate Envelopes: May not contain dutiable items or merchandise. The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

NOT Applicable

 

 

Insurance (232.92)

NOT Applicable

 

Customs Forms Required (123)

Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 3.5 ozs. for letters and postcards;

4 lbs. for large envelopes (flats)

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 4 lbs.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 6

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Matter for the Blind or Other Physically Handicapped Persons (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, or Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Customs Form Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes:

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.20

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3)

0.44

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)

 

1.20

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$7.05

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.85

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.20

 

Registered Mail (330)

NOT Available

 

Return Receipt (340)

NOT Available

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.75; Cards $1.25