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International Mailing Services: Proposed Price Changes

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Postal ServiceTM.


Notice of proposed price adjustments, opportunity to comment.


On January 15, 2015, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) for products and services covered by Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®), to be effective on April 26, 2015. Following the completion of this proceeding, the Postal Service will revise Notice 123, Price List, to reflect the new prices.


We must receive your comments on or before February 23, 2015.


Comments regarding this proposal are invited. Mail or deliver comments to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service®, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., RM 4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments at USPS® Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 11th Floor N., Washington, DC by appointment only between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 1-202-268-2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of the commenter, may be sent to:, with a subject line of “April 2015 International Mailing Services Price Change.” Faxed comments are not accepted.

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Paula Rabkin at 202-268-2537.

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The Postal Service hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3622, on January 15, 2015, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Notice of Market-Dominant Price Adjustment. Proposed prices and other documents relevant to this filing are available under Docket No. R2015-4 on the PRC's Web site at

This proposed rule includes price changes for First-Class Mail International® and certain international extra services. All of the proposed price change percentages are based on CPI prices approved by the PRC in Docket No. 2103-10, plus the Exigent Surcharge approved by the PRC in Docket No. R2013-11.

First-Class Mail International

We propose to increase prices for single-piece First-Class Mail International letters, postcards, and flats by approximately 4.2 percent. (Under this proposal, the 2-ounce letter-size price to Canada will continue at the same price as the 1-ounce letter-size price to Canada.)

International Extra Services and Fees

The Postal Service proposes to increase prices for certain international market dominant extra services including:

  • Certificate of Mailing (0.35%)
  • Registered MailTM (2.2%)
  • Return Receipt (2.7%).

Following the completion of Docket No. R2015-4, the Postal Service will adjust the prices for products and services covered by the International Mail Manual. These prices will be on Postal Explorer® at

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Stanley F. Mires,

Attorney, Federal Requirements.

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[FR Doc. 2015-01097 Filed 1-22-15; 8:45 am]