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Summary of Changes

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

Issued January 26, 2015

This Summary of Changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM) includes revisions that have become effective during the previous 12 calendar months.

In chapters 1–9 and in “Country Price Groups and Weight Limits” of this online version of the 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, and only for revisions that have become effective in the current calendar year, not for all the previous 12 months). 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 ICL text.

 

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

is…

effective…

as noted in Postal Bulletin issue…

Chapter 1, International Mail Services

Exhibit 123.61

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

139

revised to reflect current packaging and shipping requirements for cremated remains.

7-7-2014

22390

139.2

revised to reflect a cross-reference in Publication 52 that provides packaging instructions for cremated remains.

11-13-2014

22402

Chapter 2, Conditions for Mailing

221.2

revised to reflect all the countries to which Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available.

9-7-14

22394

232.122

revised in Exhibit 232.122 to indicate a temporary suspension of Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service to Brazil, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg, and Portugal.

6-12-2014

22391

Exhibit 232.83

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limits for ordinary Priority Mail International parcels.

1-1-2015

22402

242.42

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

4-7-2014

22384

244.2

revised in item b to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

4-7-2014

22384

252.22

revised in Exhibit 252.22 to indicate a temporary suspension of Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service to Brazil, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg, and Portugal.

6-12-2014

22391

252.52

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

4-7-2014

22384

254.2

revised in item b to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

270

revised in its entirety to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

Exhibits 292.45a and 292.45b

revised in Exhibit 292.45b to reflect the current foreign office of exchange code for containers of IPA flat-size items to Canada.

5-5-2014

22386

Exhibits 293.45a and 293.45b

revised in Exhibit 293.45b to reflect the current foreign office of exchange code for containers of ISAL flat-size items to Canada.

5-5-2014

22386

revised in Exhibit 293.45a to reflect the current foreign office of exchange code for ISAL service to Japan and the ISAL listing for Great Britain.

10-6-2014

22396

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

1-1-2015

22402

333.2

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

1-1-2015

22402

334.32

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

4-7-2014

22384

334.42

revised in its entirety to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

Exhibit 371.2

revised to reflect that Mexico no longer accepts paper international money order forms (Form MP1).

12-31-2014

22405

Chapter 5, Nonpostal Export Regulations

524.1

revised to update various mailing standards consistent with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations.

6-2-2014

22388

524.21

revised to update various mailing standards consistent with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations.

6-2-2014

22388

526.2

revised to update various mailing standards consistent with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations.

6-2-2014

22388

revised in items c and d to update standards to comply with specific Foreign Trade Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, for items sent internationally.

11-27-2014

22403

527

revised in item c to update standards to comply with specific Foreign Trade Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, for items sent internationally.

11-27-2014

22403

541.11

revised with minor updates regarding the exporting of defense articles, including an update to the Internet address for the U.S. Department of State.

6-2-2014

22388

Chapter 6, Special Programs

613.1

revised to update references to and mailing addresses for Postal Service personnel involved in the administration of the Postal Qualified Wholesaler program.

12-25-2014

22405

622.2

revised to update references to and mailing addresses for Postal Service personnel involved in the administration of the Global Direct Entry (GDE) Wholesaler program.

12-25-2014

22405

623.1

revised to clarify that the Postal Service will disqualify a Global Direct Entry (GDE) participant as a wholesaler if it is listed in the System of Award Management (SAM) Exclusions Extract.

6-2-2014

22388

623.2

revised to update references to and mailing addresses for Postal Service personnel involved in the administration of the Global Direct Entry (GDE) Wholesaler program.

12-25-2014

22405

625

revised to update references to and mailing addresses for Postal Service personnel involved in the administration of the Global Direct Entry (GDE) Wholesaler program.

12-25-2014

22405

Chapter 9, Inquiries, Indemnities, and Refunds

921

revised in Exhibit 921.2 and in sections 921.3 and 921.4 to add the availability of an International Inquiry Online option.

11-3-2014

22398

Exhibit 922.2

revised to indicate how customers file claims for GXG items that are returned to sender and that might have damaged or missing contents.

7-7-2014

22391

revised to indicate the telephone numbers that customers can use to check on the status of their claims.

11-3-2014

22398

934.2

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

1-1-2015

22402

941.32

revised in its entirety to reflect new contact information for mailers requesting postage refunds from foreign countries.

3-3-2014

22382

942.1

revised to add the availability of an International Inquiry Online option.

11-3-2014

22398

Index of Countries and Localities

Throughout

revised to reflect the current names of certain countries and to delete certain country names that are no longer current.

5-5-2014

22386

Tokelau

revised to reflect the current information for Tokelau.

7-7-2014

22390

Country Price Groups and Weight Limits

Australia

revised to reflect that the weight limit for Priority Mail Express International items is 66 pounds.

9-7-14

22394

Lebanon

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Lebanon.

9-7-14

22395

Macao

revised to reflect a decrease in the maximum weight limit for Priority Mail Express International service for Macao, from 70 pounds to 44 pounds.

10-6-2014

22397

Individual Country Listing

Each country that offers Free Matter for the Blind service

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

Each country that offers Registered Mail service

revised to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

3-3-2014

22382

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

1-1-2015

22402

Australia

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section, changes to the weight and size limits for Priority Mail Express International service, and a change to the size limits for Priority Mail International service.

9-7-14

22394

Azerbaijan

revised to reflect a change to the Observations section.

4-7-2014

22384

Bangladesh

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section.

1-26-2015

22405

Belgium

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section.

4-7-2014

22384

Brazil

revised to reflect a change to the Observations section.

3-3-2014

22382

Canada

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Canada.

9-7-14

22394

Cayman Islands

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Observations sections.

3-3-2014

22382

Cuba

revised to reflect a permanent suspension of IPA and ISAL services to Cuba.

10-6-2014

22396

France

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section.

1-26-2015

22405

Germany

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Germany.

9-7-14

22394

Israel

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Israel.

9-7-14

22394

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North Korea)

revised in the second preliminary note to reflect current information for Free Matter for the Blind service.

4-7-2014

22384

Lebanon

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Lebanon.

9-7-14

22395

Macao

revised to reflect a decrease in the maximum weight limit for Priority Mail Express International service for Macao, from 70 pounds to 44 pounds.

10-6-2014

22397

Mexico

revised to reflect that Mexico no longer accepts paper international money order forms (Form MP1).

12-31-2014

22405

Moldova

revised to reflect a change to the Observations section.

4-7-2014

22384

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections.

9-7-14

22394

Morocco

revised to reflect changes to the Restrictions and Observations sections.

1-26-2015

22405

New Zealand

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to New Zealand.

9-7-14

22394

Sweden

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Sweden.

9-7-14

22394

Switzerland

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Switzerland.

9-7-14

22394

Thailand

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service is available to Thailand.

9-7-14

22394

Ukraine

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section.

4-7-2014

22384

revised to reflect a change to the Observations section.

9-7-14

22394

Uruguay

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

7-7-2014

22390