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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. If the parcel has been lost, or if it has been delivered to the addressee in damaged condition or with missing contents, payment is made to the sender unless the sender waives the right to payment, in writing, in favor of the addressee.

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.)
    65.80 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 0.6580.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6580 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5197 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. $ = 0.6580 SDR 1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5197 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6580

51

33.5580

101

66.4580

151

99.3580

201

132.2580

251

165.1580

2

1.3160

52

34.2160

102

67.1160

152

100.0160

202

132.9160

252

165.8160

3

1.9740

53

34.8740

103

67.7740

153

100.6740

203

133.5740

253

166.4740

4

2.6320

54

35.5320

104

68.4320

154

101.3320

204

134.2320

254

167.1320

5

3.2900

55

36.1900

105

69.0900

155

101.9900

205

134.8900

255

167.7900

6

3.9480

56

36.8480

106

69.7480

156

102.6480

206

135.5480

256

168.4480

7

4.6060

57

37.5060

107

70.4060

157

103.3060

207

136.2060

257

169.1060

8

5.2640

58

38.1640

108

71.0640

158

103.9640

208

136.8640

258

169.7640

9

5.9220

59

38.8220

109

71.7220

159

104.6220

209

137.5220

259

170.4220

10

6.5800

60

39.4800

110

72.3800

160

105.2800

210

138.1800

260

171.0800

11

7.2380

61

40.1380

111

73.0380

161

105.9380

211

138.8380

261

171.7380

12

7.8960

62

40.7960

112

73.6960

162

106.5960

212

139.4960

262

172.3960

13

8.5540

63

41.4540

113

74.3540

163

107.2540

213

140.1540

263

173.0540

14

9.2120

64

42.1120

114

75.0120

164

107.9120

214

140.8120

264

173.7120

15

9.8700

65

42.7700

115

75.6700

165

108.5700

215

141.4700

265

174.3700

16

10.5280

66

43.4280

116

76.3280

166

109.2280

216

142.1280

266

175.0280

17

11.1860

67

44.0860

117

76.9860

167

109.8860

217

142.7860

267

175.6860

18

11.8440

68

44.7440

118

77.6440

168

110.5440

218

143.4440

268

176.3440

19

12.5020

69

45.4020

119

78.3020

169

111.2020

219

144.1020

269

177.0020

20

13.1600

70

46.0600

120

78.9600

170

111.8600

220

144.7600

270

177.6600

21

13.8180

71

46.7180

121

79.6180

171

112.5180

221

145.4180

271

178.3180

22

14.4760

72

47.3760

122

80.2760

172

113.1760

222

146.0760

272

178.9760

23

15.1340

73

48.0340

123

80.9340

173

113.8340

223

146.7340

273

179.6340

24

15.7920

74

48.6920

124

81.5920

174

114.4920

224

147.3920

274

180.2920

25

16.4500

75

49.3500

125

82.2500

175

115.1500

225

148.0500

275

180.9500

26

17.1080

76

50.0080

126

82.9080

176

115.8080

226

148.7080

276

181.6080

27

17.7660

77

50.6660

127

83.5660

177

116.4660

227

149.3660

277

182.2660

28

18.4240

78

51.3240

128

84.2240

178

117.1240

228

150.0240

278

182.9240

29

19.0820

79

51.9820

129

84.8820

179

117.7820

229

150.6820

279

183.5820

30

19.7400

80

52.6400

130

85.5400

180

118.4400

230

151.3400

280

184.2400

31

20.3980

81

53.2980

131

86.1980

181

119.0980

231

151.9980

281

184.8980

32

21.0560

82

53.9560

132

86.8560

182

119.7560

232

152.6560

282

185.5560

33

21.7140

83

54.6140

133

87.5140

183

120.4140

233

153.3140

283

186.2140

34

22.3720

84

55.2720

134

88.1720

184

121.0720

234

153.9720

284

186.8720

35

23.0300

85

55.9300

135

88.8300

185

121.7300

235

154.6300

285

187.5300

36

23.6880

86

56.5880

136

89.4880

186

122.3880

236

155.2880

286

188.1880

37

24.3460

87

57.2460

137

90.1460

187

123.0460

237

155.9460

287

188.8460

38

25.0040

88

57.9040

138

90.8040

188

123.7040

238

156.6040

288

189.5040

39

25.6620

89

58.5620

139

91.4620

189

124.3620

239

157.2620

289

190.1620

40

26.3200

90

59.2200

140

92.1200

190

125.0200

240

157.9200

290

190.8200

41

26.9780

91

59.8780

141

92.7780

191

125.6780

241

158.5780

291

191.4780

42

27.6360

92

60.5360

142

93.4360

192

126.3360

242

159.2360

292

192.1360

43

28.2940

93

61.1940

143

94.0940

193

126.9940

243

159.8940

293

192.7940

44

28.9520

94

61.8520

144

94.7520

194

127.6520

244

160.5520

294

193.4520

45

29.6100

95

62.5100

145

95.4100

195

128.3100

245

161.2100

295

194.1100

46

30.2680

96

63.1680

146

96.0680

196

128.9680

246

161.8680

296

194.7680

47

30.9260

97

63.8260

147

96.7260

197

129.6260

247

162.5260

297

195.4260

48

31.5840

98

64.4840

148

97.3840

198

130.2840

248

163.1840

298

196.0840

49

32.2420

99

65.1420

149

98.0420

199

130.9420

249

163.8420

299

196.7420

50

32.9000

100

65.8000

150

98.7000

200

131.6000

250

164.5000

300

197.4000

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

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

1 U.S. $ = 0.6580 SDR 1 SDR = $1.52 ($1.5197 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

198.0580

351

230.9580

401

263.8580

451

296.7580

501

329.6580

551

362.5580

302

198.7160

352

231.6160

402

264.5160

452

297.4160

502

330.3160

552

363.2160

303

199.3740

353

232.2740

403

265.1740

453

298.0740

503

330.9740

553

363.8740

304

200.0320

354

232.9320

404

265.8320

454

298.7320

504

331.6320

554

364.5320

305

200.6900

355

233.5900

405

266.4900

455

299.3900

505

332.2900

555

365.1900

306

201.3480

356

234.2480

406

267.1480

456

300.0480

506

332.9480

556

365.8480

307

202.0060

357

234.9060

407

267.8060

457

300.7060

507

333.6060

557

366.5060

308

202.6640

358

235.5640

408

268.4640

458

301.3640

508

334.2640

558

367.1640

309

203.3220

359

236.2220

409

269.1220

459

302.0220

509

334.9220

559

367.8220

310

203.9800

360

236.8800

410

269.7800

460

302.6800

510

335.5800

560

368.4800

311

204.6380

361

237.5380

411

270.4380

461

303.3380

511

336.2380

561

369.1380

312

205.2960

362

238.1960

412

271.0960

462

303.9960

512

336.8960

562

369.7960

313

205.9540

363

238.8540

413

271.7540

463

304.6540

513

337.5540

563

370.4540

314

206.6120

364

239.5120

414

272.4120

464

305.3120

514

338.2120

564

371.1120

315

207.2700

365

240.1700

415

273.0700

465

305.9700

515

338.8700

565

371.7700

316

207.9280

366

240.8280

416

273.7280

466

306.6280

516

339.5280

566

372.4280

317

208.5860

367

241.4860

417

274.3860

467

307.2860

517

340.1860

567

373.0860

318

209.2440

368

242.1440

418

275.0440

468

307.9440

518

340.8440

568

373.7440

319

209.9020

369

242.8020

419

275.7020

469

308.6020

519

341.5020

569

374.4020

320

210.5600

370

243.4600

420

276.3600

470

309.2600

520

342.1600

570

375.0600

321

211.2180

371

244.1180

421

277.0180

471

309.9180

521

342.8180

571

375.7180

322

211.8760

372

244.7760

422

277.6760

472

310.5760

522

343.4760

572

376.3760

323

212.5340

373

245.4340

423

278.3340

473

311.2340

523

344.1340

573

377.0340

324

213.1920

374

246.0920

424

278.9920

474

311.8920

524

344.7920

574

377.6920

325

213.8500

375

246.7500

425

279.6500

475

312.5500

525

345.4500

575

378.3500

326

214.5080

376

247.4080

426

280.3080

476

313.2080

526

346.1080

576

379.0080

327

215.1660

377

248.0660

427

280.9660

477

313.8660

527

346.7660

577

379.6660

328

215.8240

378

248.7240

428

281.6240

478

314.5240

528

347.4240

578

380.3240

329

216.4820

379

249.3820

429

282.2820

479

315.1820

529

348.0820

579

380.9820

330

217.1400

380

250.0400

430

282.9400

480

315.8400

530

348.7400

580

381.6400

331

217.7980

381

250.6980

431

283.5980

481

316.4980

531

349.3980

581

382.2980

332

218.4560

382

251.3560

432

284.2560

482

317.1560

532

350.0560

582

382.9560

333

219.1140

383

252.0140

433

284.9140

483

317.8140

533

350.7140

583

383.6140

334

219.7720

384

252.6720

434

285.5720

484

318.4720

534

351.3720

584

384.2720

335

220.4300

385

253.3300

435

286.2300

485

319.1300

535

352.0300

585

384.9300

336

221.0880

386

253.9880

436

286.8880

486

319.7880

536

352.6880

586

385.5880

337

221.7460

387

254.6460

437

287.5460

487

320.4460

537

353.3460

587

386.2460

338

222.4040

388

255.3040

438

288.2040

488

321.1040

538

354.0040

588

386.9040

339

223.0620

389

255.9620

439

288.8620

489

321.7620

539

354.6620

589

387.5620

340

223.7200

390

256.6200

440

289.5200

490

322.4200

540

355.3200

590

388.2200

341

224.3780

391

257.2780

441

290.1780

491

323.0780

541

355.9780

591

388.8780

342

225.0360

392

257.9360

442

290.8360

492

323.7360

542

356.6360

592

389.5360

343

225.6940

393

258.5940

443

291.4940

493

324.3940

543

357.2940

593

390.1940

344

226.3520

394

259.2520

444

292.1520

494

325.0520

544

357.9520

594

390.8520

345

227.0100

395

259.9100

445

292.8100

495

325.7100

545

358.6100

595

391.5100

346

227.6680

396

260.5680

446

293.4680

496

326.3680

546

359.2680

596

392.1680

347

228.3260

397

261.2260

447

294.1260

497

327.0260

547

359.9260

597

392.8260

348

228.9840

398

261.8840

448

294.7840

498

327.6840

548

360.5840

598

393.4840

349

229.6420

399

262.5420

449

295.4420

499

328.3420

549

361.2420

599

394.1420

350

230.3000

400

263.2000

450

296.1000

500

329.0000

550

361.9000

600

394.8000

 

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.