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Country Conditions for Mailing — Cuba

Mail service is limited to First-Class Mail International items, First-Class Package International Service items, and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Priority Mail International parcel service is not available.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce administer sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad embargo on items to and from Cuba. Many shipments to Cuba also require the filing of information with the U.S. Census Bureau. Before mailing any items to Cuba, mailers should refer to IMM 510, 520, and 530, and they should also refer to Publication 699, Special Requirements for Shipping Internationally, which is available at http://about.usps.com/publications/pub699.pdf.

In addition, before mailing gift and humanitarian donations to Cuba, mailers must abide by the rules in 15 CFR § 740.12, or with the rules for consumer communications devices, computers, and software in 15 CFR § 740.19, which can be accessed at www.ecfr.gov. Items containing goods may be confiscated upon entering Cuba or returned to sender.

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.

Musical letters or cards that play a sound recording when opened.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Radioactive materials.

Restrictions  

None

Observations  

Items not eligible for import into Cuba may be confiscated upon entering Cuba or returned to sender.

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210)

Not Available 

 

Priority Mail Express International (220)

Not Available 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9

Available only for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelope and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes.

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: 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)

Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:

PS Form 2976

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9

 

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 9

 

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 9

 

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

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

Customs Form Required (123)

PS Form 2976

 

Free Matter for the Blind (270)

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

Customs Form Required (123)

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

PS Form 2976 as required (see 123.61)

 

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces — Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Individual article (PS Form 3817).

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

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

Bulk Quantities — Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof).

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606.

 

Registered Mail (330)

 

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

Maximum Indemnity: $42.56

Available only for First-Class Mail International, including postcards, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and Free Matter for the Blind.

 

Return Receipt (340)

 

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

Available for Registered Mail only.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (371)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

International Business Reply Service (Note:)

Fee: Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable price:

Envelopes up to 2 ounces.

Cards.