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AGENCY:

Postal Service.

ACTION:

Amendment to interim rule.

SUMMARY:

On December 11, 2000, a Federal Register notice (65 FR 77302) was published with correct new rates but erroneously omitted the revised country group listing. In addition, the rate groups were listed with an alpha-character designation, when in fact the rate groups have numeric designations. This amendment publishes the rate charts and the revised country group listing.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The effective date is concurrent with the effective date for the new domestic rates, January 7, 2001. Comments on the amendment to the interim rule must be received on or before January 6, 2001.

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 the Expedited/Package Services office, 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:

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) is the U.S. Postal Service's premium international mail service. GXG is an expedited delivery service that is the product of a business alliance between the U.S. Postal Service and DHL Worldwide Express, Inc. It provides time-definite service from designated U.S. ZIP Code areas to locations in over 200 destination countries and territories. Global Express Guaranteed consists of two mail classifications: Global Express Guaranteed Document Service and Global Express Guaranteed Non-Document Service. Regulations for Global Express Guaranteed service are currently set forth in section 215 of the International Mail Manual (IMM). These regulations will be moved to IMM 210 pursuant to the notice published in Federal Register on September 26, 2000. Numerous and successive expansions and changes to the service have been listed in previous Federal Register notices and were summarized in the final rule Federal Register published on December 6, 2000 (65 FR 76154).

The GXG rates, set forth below, are based on experience gained with providing the service and more accurately reflect the actual costs of providing this service across the various rate groups.

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 interim rule at the above address.

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

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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

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210 Global Express Guaranteed

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213 Service Areas

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213.2 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
AfghanistanNo ServiceNo Service
Albania88
Algeria88
Andorra66
Angola88
Anguilla33
Antigua & Barbuda33
Argentina55
Armenia88
Aruba33
AscensionNo ServiceNo Service
Australia44
Austria66
Azerbaijan88
Bahamas33
Bahrain77
Bangladesh77
Barbados33
Belarus88
Belgium33
Belize55
Benin88
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Bermuda33
Bhutan55
Bolivia55
Bosnia-Herzegovina88
Botswana88
Brazil55
British Virgin Islands33
Brunei Darussalam88
Bulgaria88
Burkina Faso88
Burma (Myanmar)88
Burundi88
Cambodia88
Cameroon88
Canada11
Cape Verde88
Cayman Islands33
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
Cuba8No Service
Cyprus77
Czech Republic88
Denmark66
Djibouti88
Dominica33
Dominican Republic33
Ecuador55
Egypt7No Service
El Salvador55
Equatorial Guinea88
Eritrea88
Estonia88
Ethiopia88
Falkland Islands55
Faroe Islands66
Fiji55
Finland66
France33
French Guiana5No Service
French Polynesia88
Gabon88
Gambia88
Georgia, Republic of88
Germany33
Ghana88
Gibraltar66
Great Britain & Northern Ireland33
Greece66
Greenland66
Grenada33
Guadeloupe33
Guatemala55
Guinea88
Guinea-Bissau88
Guyana55
Haiti33
Honduras55
Hong Kong33
Hungary88
Iceland66
India77
Indonesia44
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Iran7No Service
IraqNo ServiceNo Service
Ireland (Eire)33
Israel77
Italy33
Jamaica33
JapanNo ServiceNo Service
Jordan77
Kazakhstan88
Kenya88
Kiribati88
Korea, Democratic People's Rep. of (North)No ServiceNo Service
Korea, Republic of (South)44
Kuwait77
Kyrgyzstan88
Laos88
Latvia88
Lebanon77
Lesotho88
Liberia88
LibyaNo ServiceNo Service
Liechtenstein66
Lithuania88
Luxembourg33
Macao33
Macedonia, Republic of88
Madagascar88
Malawi88
Malaysia44
Maldives88
Mali88
Malta66
Martinique33
Mauritania88
Mauritius88
Mexico22
Moldova88
Mongolia88
Montserrat33
Morocco88
Mozambique88
Namibia88
Nauru88
Nepal88
Netherlands33
Netherlands Antilles33
New Caledonia55
New Zealand44
Nicaragua55
Niger88
Nigeria88
Norway66
Oman77
Pakistan77
Panama55
Papua New Guinea55
Paraguay55
Peru55
Philippines44
Pitcairn IslandNo ServiceNo Service
Poland88
Portugal66
Qatar77
Reunion88
Romania88
Russia88
Rwanda88
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis33
Saint HelenaNo ServiceNo Service
Saint Lucia33
Saint Pierre & Miquelon11
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Saint Vincent & Grenadines33
San Marino33
Sao Tome & Principe88
Saudi Arabia77
Senegal88
Serbia-Montenegro (Yugoslavia)88
Seychelles88
Sierra Leone88
Singapore33
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)88
Slovenia88
Solomon Islands88
Somalia88
South Africa88
Spain66
Sri Lanka77
SudanNo ServiceNo Service
Suriname55
Swaziland88
Sweden66
Switzerland66
Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)7No Service
Taiwan33
Tajikistan88
Tanzania88
Thailand44
Togo88
Tonga88
Trinidad & Tobago33
Tristan da CunhaNo ServiceNo Service
Tunisia88
Turkey77
Turkmenistan88
Turks & Caicos Islands33
Tuvalu88
Uganda88
Ukraine88
United Arab Emirates77
Uruguay55
Uzbekistan88
Vanuatu55
Vatican City33
Venezuela55
Vietnam44
Wallis & Futuna Islands44
Western Samoa44
Yemen77
Zambia88
Zimbabwe88

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)

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216 Postage

216.1 Document Service Rates/Groups

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Stanley F. Mires,

Chief Counsel, Legislative.

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[FR Doc. 00-33140 Filed 12-27-00; 8:45 am]

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