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Proposed Rule

International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price Changes-CPI

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AGENCY:

Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®), to reflect changes coincident with the recently announced mailing services price adjustments.

DATES:

We must receive your comments on or before November 16, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

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, to: PCFederalRegister@usps.gov, with a subject line of “January 2021 International Mailing Services Price Change—CPI.” Faxed comments are not accepted.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kathy Frigo at 202-268-4178.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

International Price and Service Adjustments

On October 9, 2020, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), effective on January 24, 2021. The Postal Service proposes to revise Notice 123, Price List, available on Postal Explorer® at https://pe.usps.com, to reflect these new price changes. The new prices are or will be available under Docket Number R2021-1 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's website at www.prc.gov.

This proposed rule describes the price changes for the following market dominant international services:

  • International extra services and fees.

International Extra Services and Fees

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

  • Certificate of Mailing
  • Registered MailTM
  • Return Receipt
  • Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee
  • International Business ReplyTM Mail Service

Certificate of Mailing

Fee
Individual pieces
Individual article (PS Form 3817)$1.55
Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3665 (per page)1.55
Firm mailing sheet (PS Form 3665), per piece (minimum 3), First-Class Mail International only0.44
Bulk quantities
For first 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)$8.80
Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)1.10
Duplicate copy of PS Form 36061.55

Registered Mail

Fee: $16.30.

Return Receipt

Fee: $4.25.

Customs Clearance and Delivery

Fee: per piece $6.65.

International Business Reply Service

Fee: Cards $1.55; Envelopes up to 2 ounces $2.05

Following the completion of Docket No. R2021-1, 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 pe.usps.com.

Accordingly, although exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(b), (c)) regarding proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service invites public comment on the following proposed 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 in accordance with 39 CFR 20.1, and to associated changes to Notice 123, Price List.

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List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

  • Foreign relations
  • International postal services
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Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is proposed to be amended as follows:

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PART 20—[AMENDED]

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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, Start Printed Page 65311401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

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2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows: New prices will be listed in the updated Notice 123, Price List.

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Joshua J. Hofer,

Attorney, Federal Compliance.

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[FR Doc. 2020-22886 Filed 10-13-20; 8:45 am]

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