Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

May 12, 2020

UPDATE 40: International Mail Service Disruptions Due to COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Postal Service™ received a notification from bpost, the designated postal operator of Belgium, advising that effective May 12, 2020, it is able to send letter-post and parcel-post items to certain destinations, including the United States of America. Owing to limited transportation, bpost is still not able to guarantee delivery standards, therefore force majeure continues.

This service disruption affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

The DMM Advisory will continue to update mailers regarding new service disruptions as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit