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AGENCY:

Postal Service.

ACTION:

Amendment to interim rule.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service is amending the interim rule on Priority Mail Global Guaranteed service to establish it as a permanent international mail service, to announce a name change, and to expand the service to include a new classification for non-document (merchandise) shipments. This interim rule will also extend the optional insurance coverage to non-documents and establish and publish rates for the non-document service. This interim rule corrects and amends the interim rule published on August 28, 2000, 65 FR 52023-52028.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 1, 2000. Comments on the amendment to the interim rule must be received on or before Ocotber 30, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments should be mailed or delivered to Business Initiatives, Expedited/Package Services, U.S. Postal Service, 200 E Mansell Court, Suite 300, Roswell GA 30076-4850. Copies of all written comments will be available for public inspection between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, in Business Initiatives, 200 E Mansell Court, Suite 300, Roswell GA.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Malcolm E. Hunt, (770) 360-1104.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On April 19, 1999, the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register (64 FR 19039-19042) the introduction of Priority Mail Global Guaranteed (PMGG) service on an interim basis. With PMGG, the USPS provided customers with a fully featured premium international service for documents with full track and trace capability. This service was initially available from 3,000 retail locations for delivery to a total of 19 countries.

On November 4, 1999, the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register (64 FR 60106-60109) the expansion of PMGG service to permit acceptance at a total of 10,000 retail locations, with destinating locations being expanded to 65 countries and territories.

On May 26, 2000, the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register (65 FR 34096-34101) the further expansion of PMGG service to a total of 202 destinating countries and territories. A revised rate structure was also introduced.

On August 28, 2000, the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register (65 FR 52023-52028) a further expansion of PMGG service. The number of retail locations was increased to a total of 20,000, document service rates were adjusted, optional document reconstruction insurance was increased to $2,499, and delivery service was extended to China. An incorrect listing of 3-digit ZIP Codes was included in the list of participating post offices in this rule. The correct list of participating post offices by 3-digit ZIP Code is incorporated in this interim rule.

Based on the successive and successful expansion of PMGG service, the Postal Service has determined to establish it as a permanent international mail service. To effectuate this change, the Postal Service is changing the name of the service to Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) and completing the expansion to include a new classification for merchandise shipments. GXG will now consist of two mail classifications:

a. GXG Document service.

b. GXG Non-Document service.

The GXG Document service mail classification is for shipments that Start Printed Page 58351contain only documents and general correspondence for which no duty is assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country. This mail classification is a designated letter mail class pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3623(d) and, as such, is sealed against inspection by the Postal Service. These Document service shipments may be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. The rate structure for Document service is separate and distinct from the rate structure for Non-Document service.

The GXG Non-Document service mail classification is for shipments that do not contain documents or general correspondence and for which duty may be assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country. Merchandise and all other dutiable items may be shipped using only this GXG classification. As such, this mail classification is not a letter mail class pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3623(d). In order to provide for expedited customs clearance of these dutiable shipments, Non-Document service shipments will be subject to inspection by, among others, the Postal Service and its designated agents for purposes of aviation (air) security and to determine that the contents are eligible for shipment via Non-Document service and that the contents are adequately declared on the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice to permit expedited customs clearance. These Non-Document service shipments may also be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. The rate structure for Non-Document service is separate and distinct from the rate structure for Document service and reflects the generally higher costs inherent with handling dutiable shipments. Non-Document service is not available to some countries to which Document service is provided. See the following listing of destinating countries for specific availability.

Destinating Countries and Rate Groups

For rate purposes, destinating countries and territories have been placed into one of eight rate groups as set forth below.

CountryDocument service rate groupNon-document service rate group
Afghanistan(1)(1)
Albania88
Algeria88
Andorra66
Angola88
Anguilla77
Antigua & Barbuda77
Argentina55
Armenia88
Aruba77
Ascension(1)(1)
Australia44
Austria66
Azerbaijan88
Bahamas77
Bahrain44
Bangladesh44
Barbados77
Belarus88
Belgium33
Belize55
Benin88
Bermuda77
Bhutan55
Bolivia55
Bosnia-Herzegovina88
Botswana88
Brazil55
British Virgin Islands77
Brunei Darussalam88
Bulgaria88
Burkina Faso88
Burma (Myanmar)88
Burundi88
Cambodia88
Cameroon88
Canada11
Cape Verde88
Cayman Islands77
Central African Republic88
Chad88
Chile55
China44
Colombia55
Comoros88
Congo, Democratic Republic of the88
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville)88
Costa Rica55
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)88
Croatia88
Cuba8(1)
Cyprus44
Czech Republic88
Denmark66
Djibouti88
Dominica77
Dominican Republic77
Ecuador55
Egypt4(1)
El Salvador55
Equatorial Guinea88
Eritrea88
Estonia88
Ethiopia88
Falkland Islands55
Faroe Islands66
Fiji55
Finland66
France33
French Guiana5(1)
French Polynesia88
Gabon88
Gambia88
Georgia, Republic of88
Germany33
Ghana88
Gibraltar66
Great Britain & Northern Ireland33
Greece66
Greenland66
Grenada77
Guadeloupe77
Guatemala55
Guinea88
Guinea-Bissau88
Guyana55
Haiti77
Honduras55
Hong Kong33
Hungary88
Iceland66
India44
Indonesia44
Iran4(1)
Iraq(1)(1)
Ireland (Eire)33
Israel44
Italy33
Jamaica77
Japan(1)(1)
Jordan44
Kazakhstan88
Kenya88
Kiribati88
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)(1)(1)
Korea, Republic of (South)44
Kuwait44
Kyrgyzstan88
Laos88
Latvia88
Lebanon44
Lesotho88
Liberia88
Libya(1)(1)
Liechtenstein66
Lithuania88
Luxembourg33
Macao33
Macedonia, Republic of88
Madagascar88
Malawi88
Malaysia44
Maldives88
Mali88
Malta66
Martinique77
Mauritania88
Mauritius88
Mexico22
Moldova88
Mongolia88
Montserrat77
Morocco88
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Mozambique88
Namibia88
Nauru88
Nepal88
Netherlands33
Netherlands Antilles77
New Caledonia55
New Zealand44
Nicaragua55
Niger88
Nigeria88
Norway66
Oman44
Pakistan44
Panama55
Papua New Guinea55
Paraguay55
Peru55
Philippines44
Pitcairn Island(1)(1)
Poland88
Portugal66
Qatar44
Reunion88
Romania88
Russia88
Rwanda88
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis77
Saint Helena(1)(1)
Saint Lucia77
Saint Pierre & Miquelon11
Saint Vincent & Grenadines77
San Marino33
Sao Tome & Principe88
Saudi Arabia44
Senegal88
Serbia-Montenegro (Yugoslavia)88
Seychelles88
Sierra Leone88
Singapore33
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)88
Slovenia88
Solomon Islands88
Somalia88
South Africa88
Spain66
Sri Lanka44
Sudan(1)(1)
Suriname55
Swaziland88
Sweden66
Switzerland66
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)4(1)
Taiwan33
Tajikistan88
Tanzania88
Thailand44
Togo88
Tonga88
Trinidad & Tobago77
Tristan da Cunha(1)(1)
Tunisia88
Turkey44
Turkmenistan88
Turks & Caicos Islands77
Tuvalu88
Uganda88
Ukraine88
United Arab Emirates44
Uruguay55
Uzbekistan88
Vanuatu55
Vatican City33
Venezuela55
Vietnam44
Wallis & Futuna Islands44
Western Samoa44
Yemen44
Zambia88
Zimbabwe88
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Although the Postal Service is exempted by 39 U.S.C. 410(a) from the advance notice requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act regarding proposed rulemaking (5 U.S.C. 553), the Postal Service invites public comment on the amendment to the interim rule at the above address.

The Postal Service is amending the International Mail Manual, which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1.

A transmittal letter changing the relevant pages in the International Mail Manual will be published and automatically transmitted to all subscribers. Notice of issuance of the transmittal will be published in the Federal Register as provided by 39 CFR 20.3.

On or about September 26, 2000, the Postal Service announced in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would amend and renumber provisions in the International Mail Manual. If that rule is adopted, GXG will be found in Section 210 of chapter 2 of the International Mail Manual.

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List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

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PART 20—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408.

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2. Chapter 2 of the International Mail Manual is amended as follows:

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2 CONDITIONS FOR MAILING

210 EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

215 GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED

215.1 Description

215.11 General

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service is an international expedited delivery service provided through an alliance with DHL Worldwide Express, Inc. It provides reliable, high-speed, guaranteed, and time-definite service from selected post offices in the United States to a large number of international destinations. (See Countries and Cities Served Section of the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for destination service commitments.) GXG delivery service is guaranteed to meet the specified service standards or the postage paid may be refunded. Liability insurance is provided for lost or damaged shipments. See 215.54.

215.12 Allowable Contents

Documents and general correspondence (non-dutiable items) and non-documents (all dutiable items including merchandise) may be shipped using GXG service. See 215.2 for classification and rate treatment of specific shipments based on content. The allowable contents for GXG shipments may also be restricted by the destinating country. Refer to the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for the definition of allowable contents for each destinating country. Senders are responsible for determining if their item is allowable despite any statement made in the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, GXG Website, or by a postal employee or the Postal Service's agents.

215.2 Mail Classifications

215.21 Global Express Guaranteed Document Service

The GXG Document service mail classification is for shipments that contain only documents and general correspondence for which no duty is assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country (non-dutiable shipments). Packages shipped by GXG Document service are sealed against inspection by the Postal Service or other U.S. agencies and authorities. These Document service shipments may be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. The postage rates applicable to Document service shipments are set forth in 215.61 and Start Printed Page 58353are separate and distinct from the postage rates for Non-Document service.

215.22 Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Service

The GXG Non-Document service mail classification is for shipments that do not contain documents or general correspondence and for which duty may be assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country. Merchandise and all other dutiable items may be shipped using only this GXG classification. Non-Document service shipments are not sealed against inspection under 39 U.S.C. 3623(d). Non-Document service shipments will be subject to inspection by the Postal Service and its designated agents for purposes of aviation (air) security and to determine that the contents are eligible for shipment via Non-Document service and that the contents are adequately declared on the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice to permit expedited customs clearance. These Non-Document service shipments may also be subject to inspection in the destinating country for purposes of compliance with the customs requirements of the destinating country. Non-Document service is not available to some countries to which Document service is provided. See the listing of destinating countries in 215.32 for specific availability. The postage rates applicable to Non-Document service shipments are set forth in 215.62 and are separate and distinct from the postage rates for Document service.

215.3 Service Areas

215.31 Origins

GXG items must be entered through selected post offices that are located in the following ZIP Code areas. Check with your local post office or review the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for a participating post office near you.

StateZIP Code Areas
AL—Alabama352, 356-358, 361-362, 366, 368.
AR—Arkansas722-723.
AZ—Arizona850, 852-853, 857.
CA—California900, 902-908, 910-922, 926-928, 937, 939-941, 943-951, 954.
CO—Colorado800-803, 805-806, 808-810.
CT—Connecticut060-069.
DC—District of Columbia200, 202-203, 205.
DE—Delaware197-199.
FL—Florida320-323, 326-338, 342, 344, 346-347, 349.
GA—Georgia300-319.
IA—Iowa500-504, 506-507, 510-511, 515-516, 520, 522-528.
IL—Illinois600-620, 622, 625-627, 629.
IN—Indiana460-479.
KS—Kansas660-662, 667, 674, 676.
KY—Kentucky400-406, 410-416, 421-424, 427.
LA—Louisiana700-701, 703-704, 707-708.
MA—Massachusetts010-027.
MD—Maryland206-212, 214, 217, 219.
ME—Maine039-041.
MI—Michigan480-497.
MN—Minnesota550-551, 553-554, 558-563.
MO—Missouri630-631, 633, 636-641, 644-648, 654-658.
MS—Mississippi383, 386, 389, 392, 394-395.
MT—Montana591.
NC—North Carolina270-282, 286.
NE—Nebraska680-681, 685-687.
NH—New Hampshire010-011, 030-034, 036-038.
NJ—New Jersey070-089.
NM—New Mexico871.
NY—New York100-101, 103-149.
OH—Ohio430-458.
OK—Oklahoma730-731, 734-738, 740-741, 743-748.
OR—Oregon972.
PA—Pennsylvania150-176, 178-179, 189-191, 193-196.
PR—Puerto Rico006-007, 009.
RI—Rhode Island028-029.
SC—South Carolina297-299.
SD—South Dakota570-571.
TN—Tennessee370-374, 376-385.
TX—Texas750-756, 759-764, 768-770, 772-778, 780-782, 784, 791, 794-796.
UT—Utah840-841, 843-847.
VA—Virginia201, 220-227, 230-239.
VI—Virgin Islands008.
VT—Vermont054, 056.
WA—Washington980-985, 988-989.
WI—Wisconsin530-532, 534, 537, 540, 543, 546-549.
WV—West Virginia250-257, 260, 267.
WY—Wyoming820.
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215.32 Destinating Countries and Rate Groups

GXG service is available to the following destinating countries and territories. For rate purposes, countries have been placed into one of eight rate groups.

CountryDocument Service Rate GroupNon-Document Service Rate Group
Afghanistan(1)(1)
Albania88
Algeria88
Andorra66
Angola88
Anguilla77
Antigua & Barbuda77
Argentina55
Armenia88
Aruba77
Ascension(1)(1)
Australia44
Austria66
Azerbaijan88
Bahamas77
Bahrain44
Bangladesh44
Barbados77
Belarus88
Belgium33
Belize55
Benin88
Bermuda77
Bhutan55
Bolivia55
Bosnia-Herzegovina88
Botswana88
Brazil55
British Virgin Islands77
Brunei Darussalam88
Bulgaria88
Burkina Faso88
Burma (Myanmar)88
Burundi88
Cambodia88
Cameroon88
Canada11
Cape Verde88
Cayman Islands77
Central African Republic88
Chad88
Chile55
China44
Colombia55
Comoros88
Congo, Democratic Republic of the88
Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville)88
Costa Rica55
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)88
Croatia88
Cuba8(1)
Cyprus44
Czech Republic88
Denmark66
Djibouti88
Dominica77
Dominican Republic77
Ecuador55
Egypt4(1)
El Salvador55
Equatorial Guinea88
Eritrea88
Estonia88
Ethiopia88
Falkland Islands55
Faroe Islands66
Fiji55
Finland66
France33
French Guiana5(1)
French Polynesia88
Gabon88
Gambia88
Georgia, Republic of88
Germany33
Ghana88
Gibraltar66
Great Britain & Northern Ireland33
Greece66
Greenland66
Grenada77
Guadeloupe77
Guatemala55
Guinea88
Guinea-Bissau88
Guyana55
Haiti77
Honduras55
Hong Kong33
Hungary88
Iceland66
India44
Indonesia44
Iran4(1)
Iraq(1)(1)
Ireland (Eire)33
Israel44
Italy33
Jamaica77
Japan(1)(1)
Jordan44
Kazakhstan88
Kenya88
Kiribati88
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)(1)(1)
Korea, Republic of (South)44
Kuwait44
Kyrgyzstan88
Laos88
Latvia88
Lebanon44
Lesotho88
Liberia88
Libya(1)(1)
Liechtenstein66
Lithuania88
Luxembourg33
Macao33
Macedonia, Republic of88
Madagascar88
Malawi88
Malaysia44
Maldives88
Mali88
Malta66
Martinique77
Mauritania88
Mauritius88
Mexico22
Moldova88
Mongolia88
Montserrat77
Morocco88
Mozambique88
Namibia88
Nauru88
Nepal88
Netherlands33
Netherlands Antilles77
New Caledonia55
New Zealand44
Nicaragua55
Niger88
Nigeria88
Norway66
Oman44
Pakistan44
Panama55
Papua New Guinea55
Paraguay55
Peru55
Philippines44
Pitcairn Island(1)(1)
Poland88
Portugal66
Qatar44
Reunion88
Romania88
Russia88
Rwanda88
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis77
Saint Helena(1)(1)
Saint Lucia77
Saint Pierre & Miquelon11
Saint Vincent & Grenadines77
San Marino33
Sao Tome & Principe88
Saudi Arabia44
Senegal88
Serbia-Montenegro (Yugoslavia)88
Seychelles88
Sierra Leone88
Singapore33
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)88
Slovenia88
Solomon Islands88
Somalia88
South Africa88
Spain66
Sri Lanka44
Sudan(1)(1)
Suriname55
Swaziland88
Sweden66
Switzerland66
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)4(1)
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Taiwan33
Tajikistan88
Tanzania88
Thailand44
Togo88
Tonga88
Trinidad & Tobago77
Tristan da Cunha(1)(1)
Tunisia88
Turkey44
Turkmenistan88
Turks & Caicos Islands77
Tuvalu88
Uganda88
Ukraine88
United Arab Emirates44
Uruguay55
Uzbekistan88
Vanuatu55
Vatican City33
Venezuela55
Vietnam44
Wallis & Futuna Islands44
Western Samoa44
Yemen44
Zambia88
Zimbabwe88
1 No service.

GXG service is available to all locations that are referenced in the Individual Country Listings except for the following:

Afghanistan

Ascension

Iraq

Japan

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of (North)

Libya

Pitcairn Island

Saint Helena

Sudan

Tristan de Cunha

The following countries are limited to GXG Document service only:

Cuba

Egypt

French Guiana

Iran

Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)

215.4 Service Guarantee

215.41 General

The Postal Service guarantees delivery within the service standards specified in the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide or the sender may be entitled to a full refund of the postage paid. For the purpose of the service guarantee, the date and time of delivery, attempted delivery, or availability for delivery constitutes delivery.

215.42 Transit Days for Non-Document Service

For GXG Non-Document service, total transit days may be affected by general customs delays, specific customs commodity delays, holidays observed in the destinating country, and other factors beyond the Postal Service's control. See Terms and Conditions on the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice or in the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for details.

215.5 Inquiries, Postage Refunds, and Indemnity Claims

215.51 Inquiries

Inquiries concerning the delivery of GXG items are made by calling 800-222-1811 or through the Postal Service Website.

215.52 Postage Refunds

Postage may be refunded if a shipment tendered at a designated post office before the specified deposit time is not delivered or if delivery is not attempted before 5:00 p.m. local time in the delivery location in accordance with the guaranteed delivery standards in the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide. The mailer may file requests for postage refunds only by contacting a customer service representative at 800-222-1811. The original receipt of the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice is required when filing a claim for a postage refund. Requests for postage refunds must be made no later than 30 days from the date of shipment. The GXG customer service office will adjudicate refunds for GXG. The GXG customer service office can be contacted at 800-222-1811. Final approval and payment will be made by the Postal Service.

Refunds will not be made if delivery was attempted but could not be made, if the delivery address was incomplete or inaccurate, or if the shipment was delayed by circumstances outside the control of the Postal Service or its agents (as defined in the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide).

215.53 Indemnity Claims

215.531 Claims for Document Service Shipments

If a Document service shipment is lost or damaged, the sender may file a claim for document reconstruction costs, subject to 215.54. All claims must be initiated within 30 days of the shipment date by contacting a customer service representative at 800-222-1811. The representative will provide more details on how to file a claim. The original receipt of the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice must be included when filing a claim. Consult the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for limitations and restrictions on indemnity payments for GXG items. The GXG customer service office will adjudicate refunds for GXG. The GXG customer service office can be contacted at 800-222-1811. Final approval and payment will be made by the Postal Service.

215.532 Claims for Non-Document Service Shipments

If a Non-Document service shipment is lost or damaged, the sender may file a claim for the declared value of the shipment costs, subject to 215.54. All claims must be initiated within 30 days of the shipment date by contacting a customer service representative at 800-222-1811. The representative will provide more details on how to file a claim. The original receipt of the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice must be included when filing a claim. Consult the Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for limitations and restrictions on indemnity payments for GXG items. The GXG customer service office will adjudicate refunds for GXG. The GXG customer service office can be contacted at 800-222-1811. Final approval and payment will be made by the Postal Service.

215.54 Extent of Postal Service Liability for Lost or Damaged Contents

215.541 Document Service Shipments

Liability for a lost or damaged Document service shipment is limited to the lowest of the following:

a. $100 or the amount of additional optional insurance purchased.

b. The actual amount of the loss or damage.

c. The actual value of the contents.

“Actual value” means the lowest cost of replacing, reconstructing or reconstituting the Allowable Contents of the shipment (determined at the time and place of acceptance).

215.542 Non-Document Service Shipments

Liability for a lost or damaged Non-Document service shipment is limited to the lowest of the following:

a. $100 or the amount of additional optional insurance purchased.

b. The actual amount of the loss or damage.

c. The actual value of the contents.

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215.55 Insurance

215.551 Insurance for Document Service Shipments

Document reconstruction insurance (the reasonable costs incurred in reconstructing duplicates of nonnegotiable documents mailed), up to $100 per shipment, is included at no additional charge. Additional document reconstruction insurance may be purchased for Document service shipments, as outlined in section 215.553, not to exceed the total cost of reconstruction, $2,499, or a lesser amount as limited by country, content, or value. Coverage, terms, and limitations are subject to change.

215.552 Insurance for Non-Document Service Shipments

Non-Document insurance for loss, damage, or rifling, up to $100 per shipment, is included at no additional charge. Additional Non-Document insurance may be purchased for shipments, as outlined in section 215.553, not to exceed the total declared shipment value, $2,499, or a lesser amount as limited by country, content, or value. Coverage, terms, and limitations are subject to change.

215.553 Insurance Fees

Insurance amountFee
$100No Fee.
$200$0.70.
$300$1.40.
$400$2.10.
$500$2.80.
For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $500, add $0.70 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.
$2,499$16.80.

215.6 Postage

215.61 Document Service Rates/Groups

Weight not over (lbs.)Rate group 1Rate group 2Rate group 3Rate group 4Rate group 5Rate group 6Rate group 7Rate group 8
0.5$19$20$24$29$40$28$24$60
12828303846413568
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8486075881348674150
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10536584991569782170
1155688710416610086181
1257719111017610490193
1360749411518610894205
1462769812019611298216
156479101125205116102228
166782104131214120106239
176984108136222124110250
187187111141229128114261
197490115146237132118272
207692118151244136122283
217895121156251139126292
228097125161259143130301
2382100128166266147134308
2485103132171274151138315
2587105135176281155142323
2689108138181289159146330
2791110142185296163150337
2893113145190304167153345
2995115148195311171157352
3098119153202322177163363
31100122157207329181167371
32102124160212337185171378
33104126164217344189175386
34107127167222352193179393
35109129170227360197183401
36111131174231367201187408
37113133177236375205191416
38115135181241382209195423
39117137184246389213199430
40119139187251395217203438
41121141191256402221207445
42125143194261409225211453
43127145198266416229215460
44129146201271423233219468
45132148205275430237223475
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215.63 Payment of Postage

215.631 Methods of Payment

Both GXG Document service shipments and Non-Document service shipments may be paid by postage stamps, postage validation imprinter (PVI) labels, or postage meter stamps.

215.632 Official Mail

GXG shipments that are originated by federal agencies and departments are subject to the same postage payment requirements, weight and size limits, customs requirements, and general conditions for mailing as GXG shipments that are originated by non-governmental entities.

Both GXG Document Service shipments and Non-Document service shipments mailed by Postal Service entities must bear the G-10 permit indicia that is prescribed for all USPS official mail. There is a 70-pound weight limit for USPS-originated GXG shipments going to all authorized destinating countries. See section 144.2.

215.7 Weight and Size Limits

215.71 General

The weight, dimensional weight, and size limits set forth in this section are the same for both GXG Document service shipments and Non-Document service shipments.

215.72 Weight Limits

The maximum weight is 70 pounds.

215.73 Dimensional Weight

The equation for determining dimensional weight is as follows:

Dimensional Weight = (Length × Width × Height)/166

When determining the dimensional weight, each individual measurement must be rounded down to the nearest whole inch.

215.74 Size Limits

215.741 Minimum Size

Items must be large enough—approximately 9 inches in height and 12 inches in length—so that a GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice can be affixed on the face of the item.

215.742 Maximum Size

Length and girth combined may not exceed 108 inches. Individual dimensions may not exceed 46 inches in length, 35 inches in width, and 46 inches in height.

215.8 Preparation Requirements

215.81 Preparation by the Sender

a. Prepare the item as a flat or package using either the GXG envelope provided by the Postal Service or mailer-supplied packaging. Mailers using their own envelope or wrapping must also affix a GXG sticker (Item 107RGG3) to the front and back of the item.

b. Complete the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (Item 11FGG1) to show the complete address of the sender and addressee. Items cannot be addressed to a post office box or an APO or FPO address.

c. Global Express Guaranteed Document Service Shipment Preparation: Complete the Shipment Details to show the contents in detail including description and estimated cost of reconstruction. A separate customs declaration is not used. Sign and date the mailer agreement.

d. Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Service Shipment Preparation: Complete the Shipment Details to show the contents in detail including description, valuation, and country of manufacture. Non-Document service shipments cannot have a value that exceeds $2,499. A separate customs declaration is not used. Sign and date the mailer agreement.

215.82 Preparation by Acceptance Employee

a. Check that the sender has properly completed the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice.

b. Complete the postage transaction if the item is not prepaid.

c. Complete the “Origin” information.

d. Remove the customer's copy of the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice and give it to the customer. Process the GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice according to directions on the shipping document.

215.83 Customs Forms Not Required

The GXG Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice contains space for the sender to declare the contents. A separate postal customs declaration is not used.

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Individual Country Listings

[The Individual Country Listings in the International Mail Manual will be revised to reflect the availability of GXG Start Printed Page 58359service and the applicable postage rates.]

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Start Signature

Stanley F. Mires,

Chief Counsel, Legislative.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 00-25092 Filed 9-28-00; 8:45 am]

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