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The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®), to reflect classification changes to Competitive Services, as established by the Governors of the Postal Service.
Effective date: September 7, 2014.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paula Rabkin at 202-268-2537.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
New classification changes are available under Docket Number MC2014-30 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web site at http://www.prc.gov.
This final rule describes the international classification changes and the corresponding mailing standards changes for the following Competitive Services:
Priority Mail Express International
Priority Mail Express International service provides fast international delivery service to more than 180 countries. The price for Priority Mail Express International service is unchanged. The following classification change is made: Lebanon.
We are adding Lebanon as the most recent country to establish an Express Mail Service (EMS) operational exchange agreement with the Postal Service. As a result, Priority Mail Express International service will become available to this destination effective September 7, 2014, as described in the mailing standards below.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20
- Foreign relations
- International postal services
The Postal Service hereby adopts the following changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), which is incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is amended as follows:Start Part Start Printed Page 42459
PART 20—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows:End Amendment Part
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM)
Country Price Groups and Weight Limits
[Revise the listing for Lebanon, adding PMEI service, to read as follows:]
|Country||Global express guaranteed||Priority mail express international||Priority mail international||First-class mail international and first-class package international service|
|Price group||Max. wt. (lbs.)||Price group||Max. wt. (lbs.)||Price group||Max. wt. (lbs.)||Price group||Max. wt. (ozs./lbs.)|
|* * * * * * *|
|* * * * * * *|
Individual Country Listings
Country Conditions for Mailing
[Revise the listing for Priority Mail Express International to read as follows:]
Priority Mail Express International (220) Price Group 8
|Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.|
|Weight Limit: 66 pounds|
Priority Mail Express International—Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes
Flat Rate Envelopes: The maximum weight is 4 pounds.
Flat Rate Boxes: The maximum weight is 20 pounds.
Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.
Size Limits (221.52)
Maximum length: 60 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
Available for Priority Mail Express International merchandise shipments only
|Insured amount not over||Fee||Insured amount not over||Fee|
|$200 500||(1) $2.35||For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.|
|1 No Fee.|
Customs Forms Required (123)
|Articles admitted||Required customs form/endorsement|
|Documents, correspondence, and business papers||PS Form 2976. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.|
|Merchandise samples without commercial value||PS Form 2976.|
|Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty||PS Form 2976-A inside PS Form 2976-E (envelope).|
Note: For mailers completing PS Form 2976-B or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional customs form is required (see 222.5).
1. Commercial invoice required in addition to customs forms listed in 123.
2. Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler's checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Priority Mail Express International shipments to Lebanon.
Reciprocal Service Name: EMS LibanPost
Country Code: LB
Areas Served: All
We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect these changes.Start Signature
Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Requirements.
[FR Doc. 2014-17136 Filed 7-21-14; 8:45 am]
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