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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 Exhibit 322.2. 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 Exhibit 322.2) but never to exceed $5,000 — may be purchased at the sender’s option. 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.)
    65.09 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 0.6509.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6509 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5364 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. $ = 0.6509 SDR 1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5364 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6509

51

33.1959

101

65.7409

151

98.2859

201

130.8309

251

163.3759

2

1.3018

52

33.8468

102

66.3918

152

98.9368

202

131.4818

252

164.0268

3

1.9527

53

34.4977

103

67.0427

153

99.5877

203

132.1327

253

164.6777

4

2.6036

54

35.1486

104

67.6936

154

100.2386

204

132.7836

254

165.3286

5

3.2545

55

35.7995

105

68.3445

155

100.8895

205

133.4345

255

165.9795

6

3.9054

56

36.4504

106

68.9954

156

101.5404

206

134.0854

256

166.6304

7

4.5563

57

37.1013

107

69.6463

157

102.1913

207

134.7363

257

167.2813

8

5.2072

58

37.7522

108

70.2972

158

102.8422

208

135.3872

258

167.9322

9

5.8581

59

38.4031

109

70.9481

159

103.4931

209

136.0381

259

168.5831

10

6.5090

60

39.0540

110

71.5990

160

104.1440

210

136.6890

260

169.2340

11

7.1599

61

39.7049

111

72.2499

161

104.7949

211

137.3399

261

169.8849

12

7.8108

62

40.3558

112

72.9008

162

105.4458

212

137.9908

262

170.5358

13

8.4617

63

41.0067

113

73.5517

163

106.0967

213

138.6417

263

171.1867

14

9.1126

64

41.6576

114

74.2026

164

106.7476

214

139.2926

264

171.8376

15

9.7635

65

42.3085

115

74.8535

165

107.3985

215

139.9435

265

172.4885

16

10.4144

66

42.9594

116

75.5044

166

108.0494

216

140.5944

266

173.1394

17

11.0653

67

43.6103

117

76.1553

167

108.7003

217

141.2453

267

173.7903

18

11.7162

68

44.2612

118

76.8062

168

109.3512

218

141.8962

268

174.4412

19

12.3671

69

44.9121

119

77.4571

169

110.0021

219

142.5471

269

175.0921

20

13.0180

70

45.5630

120

78.1080

170

110.6530

220

143.1980

270

175.7430

21

13.6689

71

46.2139

121

78.7589

171

111.3039

221

143.8489

271

176.3939

22

14.3198

72

46.8648

122

79.4098

172

111.9548

222

144.4998

272

177.0448

23

14.9707

73

47.5157

123

80.0607

173

112.6057

223

145.1507

273

177.6957

24

15.6216

74

48.1666

124

80.7116

174

113.2566

224

145.8016

274

178.3466

25

16.2725

75

48.8175

125

81.3625

175

113.9075

225

146.4525

275

178.9975

26

16.9234

76

49.4684

126

82.0134

176

114.5584

226

147.1034

276

179.6484

27

17.5743

77

50.1193

127

82.6643

177

115.2093

227

147.7543

277

180.2993

28

18.2252

78

50.7702

128

83.3152

178

115.8602

228

148.4052

278

180.9502

29

18.8761

79

51.4211

129

83.9661

179

116.5111

229

149.0561

279

181.6011

30

19.5270

80

52.0720

130

84.6170

180

117.1620

230

149.7070

280

182.2520

31

20.1779

81

52.7229

131

85.2679

181

117.8129

231

150.3579

281

182.9029

32

20.8288

82

53.3738

132

85.9188

182

118.4638

232

151.0088

282

183.5538

33

21.4797

83

54.0247

133

86.5697

183

119.1147

233

151.6597

283

184.2047

34

22.1306

84

54.6756

134

87.2206

184

119.7656

234

152.3106

284

184.8556

35

22.7815

85

55.3265

135

87.8715

185

120.4165

235

152.9615

285

185.5065

36

23.4324

86

55.9774

136

88.5224

186

121.0674

236

153.6124

286

186.1574

37

24.0833

87

56.6283

137

89.1733

187

121.7183

237

154.2633

287

186.8083

38

24.7342

88

57.2792

138

89.8242

188

122.3692

238

154.9142

288

187.4592

39

25.3851

89

57.9301

139

90.4751

189

123.0201

239

155.5651

289

188.1101

40

26.0360

90

58.5810

140

91.1260

190

123.6710

240

156.2160

290

188.7610

41

26.6869

91

59.2319

141

91.7769

191

124.3219

241

156.8669

291

189.4119

42

27.3378

92

59.8828

142

92.4278

192

124.9728

242

157.5178

292

190.0628

43

27.9887

93

60.5337

143

93.0787

193

125.6237

243

158.1687

293

190.7137

44

28.6396

94

61.1846

144

93.7296

194

126.2746

244

158.8196

294

191.3646

45

29.2905

95

61.8355

145

94.3805

195

126.9255

245

159.4705

295

192.0155

46

29.9414

96

62.4864

146

95.0314

196

127.5764

246

160.1214

296

192.6664

47

30.5923

97

63.1373

147

95.6823

197

128.2273

247

160.7723

297

193.3173

48

31.2432

98

63.7882

148

96.3332

198

128.8782

248

161.4232

298

193.9682

49

31.8941

99

64.4391

149

96.9841

199

129.5291

249

162.0741

299

194.6191

50

32.5450

100

65.0900

150

97.6350

200

130.1800

250

162.7250

300

195.2700

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

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

1 U.S. $ = 0.6509 SDR 1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5364 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

195.9209

351

228.4659

401

261.0109

451

293.5559

501

326.1009

551

358.6459

302

196.5718

352

229.1168

402

261.6618

452

294.2068

502

326.7518

552

359.2968

303

197.2227

353

229.7677

403

262.3127

453

294.8577

503

327.4027

553

359.9477

304

197.8736

354

230.4186

404

262.9636

454

295.5086

504

328.0536

554

360.5986

305

198.5245

355

231.0695

405

263.6145

455

296.1595

505

328.7045

555

361.2495

306

199.1754

356

231.7204

406

264.2654

456

296.8104

506

329.3554

556

361.9004

307

199.8263

357

232.3713

407

264.9163

457

297.4613

507

330.0063

557

362.5513

308

200.4772

358

233.0222

408

265.5672

458

298.1122

508

330.6572

558

363.2022

309

201.1281

359

233.6731

409

266.2181

459

298.7631

509

331.3081

559

363.8531

310

201.7790

360

234.3240

410

266.8690

460

299.4140

510

331.9590

560

364.5040

311

202.4299

361

234.9749

411

267.5199

461

300.0649

511

332.6099

561

365.1549

312

203.0808

362

235.6258

412

268.1708

462

300.7158

512

333.2608

562

365.8058

313

203.7317

363

236.2767

413

268.8217

463

301.3667

513

333.9117

563

366.4567

314

204.3826

364

236.9276

414

269.4726

464

302.0176

514

334.5626

564

367.1076

315

205.0335

365

237.5785

415

270.1235

465

302.6685

515

335.2135

565

367.7585

316

205.6844

366

238.2294

416

270.7744

466

303.3194

516

335.8644

566

368.4094

317

206.3353

367

238.8803

417

271.4253

467

303.9703

517

336.5153

567

369.0603

318

206.9862

368

239.5312

418

272.0762

468

304.6212

518

337.1662

568

369.7112

319

207.6371

369

240.1821

419

272.7271

469

305.2721

519

337.8171

569

370.3621

320

208.2880

370

240.8330

420

273.3780

470

305.9230

520

338.4680

570

371.0130

321

208.9389

371

241.4839

421

274.0289

471

306.5739

521

339.1189

571

371.6639

322

209.5898

372

242.1348

422

274.6798

472

307.2248

522

339.7698

572

372.3148

323

210.2407

373

242.7857

423

275.3307

473

307.8757

523

340.4207

573

372.9657

324

210.8916

374

243.4366

424

275.9816

474

308.5266

524

341.0716

574

373.6166

325

211.5425

375

244.0875

425

276.6325

475

309.1775

525

341.7225

575

374.2675

326

212.1934

376

244.7384

426

277.2834

476

309.8284

526

342.3734

576

374.9184

327

212.8443

377

245.3893

427

277.9343

477

310.4793

527

343.0243

577

375.5693

328

213.4952

378

246.0402

428

278.5852

478

311.1302

528

343.6752

578

376.2202

329

214.1461

379

246.6911

429

279.2361

479

311.7811

529

344.3261

579

376.8711

330

214.7970

380

247.3420

430

279.8870

480

312.4320

530

344.9770

580

377.5220

331

215.4479

381

247.9929

431

280.5379

481

313.0829

531

345.6279

581

378.1729

332

216.0988

382

248.6438

432

281.1888

482

313.7338

532

346.2788

582

378.8238

333

216.7497

383

249.2947

433

281.8397

483

314.3847

533

346.9297

583

379.4747

334

217.4006

384

249.9456

434

282.4906

484

315.0356

534

347.5806

584

380.1256

335

218.0515

385

250.5965

435

283.1415

485

315.6865

535

348.2315

585

380.7765

336

218.7024

386

251.2474

436

283.7924

486

316.3374

536

348.8824

586

381.4274

337

219.3533

387

251.8983

437

284.4433

487

316.9883

537

349.5333

587

382.0783

338

220.0042

388

252.5492

438

285.0942

488

317.6392

538

350.1842

588

382.7292

339

220.6551

389

253.2001

439

285.7451

489

318.2901

539

350.8351

589

383.3801

340

221.3060

390

253.8510

440

286.3960

490

318.9410

540

351.4860

590

384.0310

341

221.9569

391

254.5019

441

287.0469

491

319.5919

541

352.1369

591

384.6819

342

222.6078

392

255.1528

442

287.6978

492

320.2428

542

352.7878

592

385.3328

343

223.2587

393

255.8037

443

288.3487

493

320.8937

543

353.4387

593

385.9837

344

223.9096

394

256.4546

444

288.9996

494

321.5446

544

354.0896

594

386.6346

345

224.5605

395

257.1055

445

289.6505

495

322.1955

545

354.7405

595

387.2855

346

225.2114

396

257.7564

446

290.3014

496

322.8464

546

355.3914

596

387.9364

347

225.8623

397

258.4073

447

290.9523

497

323.4973

547

356.0423

597

388.5873

348

226.5132

398

259.0582

448

291.6032

498

324.1482

548

356.6932

598

389.2382

349

227.1641

399

259.7091

449

292.2541

499

324.7991

549

357.3441

599

389.8891

350

227.8150

400

260.3600

450

292.9050

500

325.4500

550

357.9950

600

390.5400

 

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.