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252 Eligibility

252.1 Content

Subject to applicable weight and size limits, any article that is otherwise acceptable and not prohibited by the Postal Service or the country of destination may be mailed at the First-Class Package International Service price. The maximum value cannot exceed $400. Items exceeding $400 must be mailed using Global Express Guaranteed service, Priority Mail Express International service, or Priority Mail International service (other than the Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes).

252.2 Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International

252.21 Description

Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service — abbreviated E-USPS DELCON INTL — is an optional service available for First-Class Package International Service items to select destination countries at no charge. Tracking information includes the date and time an article was delivered or, if delivery was attempted but not completed, the date and time of the delivery attempt. The sender can check delivery status by going to usps.com and clicking on the “Track & Confirm” feature.

252.22 Availability

Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service is available only electronically by using USPS-approved PC Postage vendors, Click-N-Ship, Click-N-Ship for Business, Webtools, and Global Shipping Software (GSS) or other USPS-approved software. The service is available only to the countries listed in Exhibit 252.22:

Exhibit 252.22 

Countries Accepting Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International Service

Note: An asterisk indicates that service was temporarily suspended on June 12, 2014.

 

Australia

Belgium

Brazil*

Canada

Croatia

Denmark*

Estonia

Finland

France*

Germany

Gibraltar*

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hungary

Israel

Italy*

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg*

Malaysia

Malta

Netherlands

New Zealand

Portugal*

Singapore

Spain

Switzerland

252.23 Customs Label and Marking

Mailers must use an electronically generated PS Form 2976 that includes the Post Exprès logo (globe and chevron design) — see Exhibit 252.23.

Exhibit 252.23 

Customs Label and Marking

 

 

252.24 Additional Standards

The following additional standards apply to Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service:

  1. Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service may not be combined with any other international extra services.
  2. No refunds, inquiries, or claims are offered, and indemnity is not provided.
  3. Customers are not able to obtain tracking information by contacting the U.S. Postal Service by telephone.
252.25 Postage Payment Methods

Mailers may pay for Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International items by using postage validation imprinter (PVI) labels, postage meter imprint, USPS-approved PC Postage, Click-N-Ship postage, or permit imprint.

252.26 Price Eligibility

Only items paid with USPS-approved PC Postage (including Click-N-Ship) or permit imprint are eligible for the applicable Commercial Base or Commercial Plus price for the postage portion of the mailpiece. Electronically generated customs forms that are not generated with PC Postage or a permit imprint (i.e., Click-N-Ship for Business or Webtools) are charged the retail price. Customers may apply postage with a customer meter or by taking the item to a Post Office for acceptance and payment.

252.3 Customs Forms Required

First-Class Package International Service items always require a fully completed PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 Sender’s Declaration.

252.4 Mail Sealed Against Inspection

First-Class Package International Service items are sealed against inspection.

252.5 Extra Services

252.51 Certificate of Mailing

Certificate of mailing service is available for purchase for First-Class Package International Service items.

252.52 Registered Mail Service

Registered Mail service is available for purchase for First-Class Package International Service items, including such items mailed as Free Matter for the Blind.

252.53 Return Receipt Service

For First-Class Package International Service items, return receipt service is available for purchase only for items that use Registered Mail service to certain destinations — see the Individual Country Listings for availability, and see 340 for preparation procedures.