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222 Eligibility

222.1 General — All Priority Mail Express International Shipments

Except for the items noted in 222.2, any item not prohibited in international mail may be sent using Priority Mail Express International service. For additional individual country prohibitions, refer to the “Country Conditions for Mailing” in the Individual Country Listings.

222.2 Prohibited Items in All Priorit y Mail Express International Shipments

The following items are prohibited in all Priority Mail Express International shipments:

  1. Coins.
  2. Banknotes.
  3. Currency notes, including paper money.
  4. Securities of any kind payable to bearer.
  5. Traveler’s checks.
  6. Platinum, gold, and silver.
  7. Precious stones.
  8. Jewelry.
  9. Watches.
  10. Other valuable articles.

Note: International postal money orders are admissible in Priority Mail Express International shipments, but they are negotiable only if the proper form is used.

222.3 Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes

Only USPS-produced Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes are eligible for Flat Rate pricing as defined in Exhibit 222.3. The contents must fit securely in the envelope and be confined within the envelope, with the provided adhesive as the means of closure. The envelope flap must be able to close within the prefabricated folds. Tape may be applied to the flap and seams for closure or to reinforce the envelope, provided the design of the envelope is not enlarged by opening the sides of the envelope and taping or reconstructing the envelope in any way. All other Priority Mail Express International standards and customs requirements apply.

Exhibit 222.3 

Eligible Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes

 

Item

Size

Item No.

Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelope

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

EP-13-F

Priority Mail Express International Legal Flat Rate Envelope

15" x 9-1/2"

EP13-L

Priority Mail Express International Padded Flat Rate Envelope

12-1/2" x 9-1/2"

EP13-PE

222.4 Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes

Only USPS-produced Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes are eligible for Flat Rate pricing as defined in Exhibit 222.4. The contents must fit securely and must be entirely confined within the box. The box flaps must be able to close within the prefabricated folds. Tape may be applied to the flap and seams for closure or reinforcement, provided the design of the container is not enlarged by opening the sides and taping or reconstructing the container in any way. All other Priority Mail Express International standards and customs requirements apply.

Exhibit 222.4 

Eligible Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Boxes

 

Item

Inside Dimensions

(L x W x H)

Outside Dimensions

(L x W x H)

Item No.

Priority Mail Express International
Flat Rate Box

11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"

11-1/4" x 8-3/4" x 6"

EM-FRB1

Priority Mail Express International
Flat Rate Box

13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8"

14" x 12" x 3-1/2"

EM-FRB2

222.5 Customs Forms Required

The mailer must complete the applicable customs form for the destination country as specified in the Individual Country Listing and, if applicable, fulfill any other nonpostal export requirements described in chapter 5. See 224 for additional information.

For a mailer using PS Form 2976-B, Priority Mail Express International Shipping Label and Customs Form, or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional custom form is required because customs information is incorporated into the form that the mailer must complete.

222.6 Mail Sealed Against Inspection

Priority Mail Express International mailpieces are sealed against inspection.

222.7 Priority Mail Express International Insurance and Indemnity

222.71 Merchandise Insurance

Priority Mail Express International shipments containing merchandise are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $200 at no additional charge. Indemnity is paid by the U.S. Postal Service as provided in 935 and in DMM 503 and 609. Additional insurance coverage up to a maximum of $5,000 may be purchased at the sender’s option (see 222.8).

222.72 Document Reconstruction Insurance

Priority Mail Express International shipments containing nonnegotiable documents are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $100 at no additional charge. Indemnity is paid by the U.S. Postal Service as provided in 935 and in DMM 503 and 609.

222.73 Indemnity for Delivery Delays

Priority Mail Express International items are not insured against delay in delivery, and indemnity payments are not made in the event of delay. Postage refunds for delay are considered only for shipments sent to countries with Priority Mail Express International With Guarantee service under 221.2.

222.8 Extra Services — Merchandise Insurance

Additional merchandise insurance coverage above $200, up to a maximum of $5,000, may be purchased at the sender’s option. See the Individual Country Listings for merchandise insurance limits. See Notice 123, Price List, for the fee schedule for optional Priority Mail Express International merchandise insurance coverage.