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Summary of Changes

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

Issued July 13, 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.

123.1

123.3

123.6

123.7

222.5

224.1

224.2

922.3

ICL for every country that accepts Priority Mail Express International service

 

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

is…

effective…

as noted in Postal Bulletin issue…

Chapter 1, International Mail Services

135.6

revised to use terminology that is commonly used in the industry and by other regulatory agencies, and to add items 135.63h and 135.64i to reiterate the prohibition against markings that indicate that a package contains lithium batteries.

4-26-2015

22410

139.2

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

11-13-2014

22402

142.4

revised in item b to reflect the country name change from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Chapter 2, Conditions for Mailing

Exhibit 213.5

revised to reflect two country name changes — from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis,” and from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

221.2

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

9-7-2014

22394

222.8

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail Express International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

232.3

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Exhibit 232.83

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

1-1-2015

22402

Exhibit 292.45a

revised to reflect two country name changes — from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis,” and from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Exhibit 293.45a

revised 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

322.2

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail Express International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Exhibit 322.2

added to reflect current information for Priority Mail Express International insurance service and for Priority Mail International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22409,
22414

322.3

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail Express International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

323.2

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

323.3

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

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

Exhibit 371.2

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

12-31-2014

22405

revised to reflect the country name change from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Chapter 5, Nonpostal Export Regulations

526.2

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

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

622.1

revised in item j to clarify one of the eligibility criteria that a Global Direct Entry (GDE) wholesaler must meet

2-19-2015

22409

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

623.2

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 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

942.1

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

11-3-2014

22398

Index of Countries and Localities

Throughout

revised in all applicable entries to reflect two country name changes — from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis,” and from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Tokelau

revised to reflect the current information for Tokelau.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Country Price Groups and Weight Limits

Australia

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

9-7-2014

22394

Burma (Myanmar)

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Burma (Myanmar).

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Kiribati

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

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Lebanon

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

9-7-2014

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

Netherlands

revised to reflect an increase in the maximum weight limit for Priority Mail International service for Netherlands, from 44 pounds to 66 pounds.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Saint Kitts and Nevis

revised to reflect the country name change from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Samoa

revised to reflect the country name change from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Sao Tome and Principe

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Sao Tome and Principe.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Individual Country Listing

Each country that offers Priority Mail Express International service

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail Express International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Each country that offers Priority Mail International service

revised to reflect current information for Priority Mail International insurance service.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Each country that offers Registered Mail service

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.

9-7-2014

22394

Bangladesh

revised to reflect a change to the Prohibitions section.

1-26-2015

22405

Burma (Myanmar)

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Burma (Myanmar).

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Canada

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

9-7-2014

22394

Cuba

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

10-6-2014

22396

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding Cuba.

3-19-2015

22411

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.

9-7-2014

22394

Iran

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding Iran.

3-19-2015

22411

Israel

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

9-7-2014

22394

Kiribati

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

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Korea, North

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding North Korea.

3-19-2015

22411

Lebanon

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

9-7-2014

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 changes to the Prohibitions and Restrictions sections.

9-7-2014

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.

9-7-2014

22394

Saint Kitts and Nevis

revised to reflect the country name change from “Saint Christopher and Nevis” to “Saint Kitts and Nevis.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Samoa

revised to reflect the country name change from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa.”

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Sao Tome and Principe

revised to reflect that Priority Mail Express International service is available to Sao Tome and Principe.

5-31-2015

22408,
22414

Sudan

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding Sudan.

3-19-2015

22411

Sweden

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

9-7-2014

22394

Switzerland

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

9-7-2014

22394

Syria

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding Syria.

3-19-2015

22411

Thailand

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

9-7-2014

22394

Ukraine

revised to reflect a change to the Observations section.

9-7-2014

22394

revised to provide more accurate information about U.S. government sanctions programs regarding Ukraine.

3-19-2015

22411