2 Conditions for Mailing

210 Global Express Guaranteed

211 Description

211.1 General

Global Express Guaranteed®(GXG®) service is an international expedited delivery service provided through an alliance with FedEx Corporation. It provides reliable, high–speed, guaranteed, and time–definite service from selected Post Office facilities in the United States to a large number of international destinations. (See Countries and Cities Served Section of Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for destination service commitments.) Global Express Guaranteed delivery service is guaranteed to meet the specified service standards or the postage paid may be refunded. For almost all network destinations, liability insurance is provided for lost or damaged shipments. See 215.5.

211.2 Eligibility

Documents and general correspondence (non–dutiable items) and non–documents (all dutiable items including merchandise) may be shipped using Global Express Guaranteed service. Mailers certify that the shipment does not contain any restricted or dangerous goods prohibited by the destination country or postal regulations and does not require the filing of Electronic Export Information (EEI), formerly known as the Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED). The maximum value of a Global Express Guaranteed document or non-document shipment is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by country, content, or value. Senders are responsible for determining if their item is allowable despite any statement made in Publication 141, on the Global Express Guaranteed Web site, or by a Postal Service employee or the Postal Service’s agents.

211.3 Mail Sealed Against Inspection

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) mailpieces containing only documents are sealed against inspection. Global Express Guaranteed mailpieces containing non-documents are not sealed against inspection. Regardless of physical closure, the mailing of Global Express Guaranteed mailpieces containing non-documents constitutes consent by the mailer to inspection of the contents.

211.4 Global Express Guaranteed Service

Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) service may be used for shipments that contain documents and general correspondence for which no duty is assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country or for shipments that contain non-documents, including merchandise, for which duty may be assessed by the customs authority of the destinating country. See the listing of destinating countries in 213 for specific availability.