323 Priority Mail International Insurance

323.1 Description

For a fee, the sender may purchase insurance to protect against loss, damage, or missing contents for Priority Mail International parcels containing merchandise. Insurance may not be purchased for Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Compensation varies according to the fee paid. For parcels delivered to the addressee in damaged condition or with missing contents, payment is made to the addressee unless the addressee waives payment, in writing, in favor of the sender.

323.2 Availability

Insurance is available only for Priority Mail International parcels and only to certain countries. See Individual Country Listings. Insurance is not available the Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes.

323.3 Coverage and Fees

Merchandise insurance coverage — up to the maximum amount allowed by the country (see the Individual Country Listings) but never to exceed $5,000 — may be purchased at the sender’s option. See the Individual Country Listings for insurance limits. The insurance fee is in addition to postage and other applicable fees and is based on the insured value. See Notice 123, Price List, for the fee schedule for optional Priority Mail International parcel insurance coverage.

323.4 Return Receipt

Return receipt service is the only extra service that mailers may add to insured items. It is available for an additional fee and is available only to certain countries. See the Individual Country Listings for availability. See 340 for additional information about return receipt service.

323.5 Insured Value and Indemnity Claims

323.51 Insured Value and Declared Value

The insured value (insurance coverage) of a parcel may not be more than the declared value of the contents. However, the insured value may be less than the declared value depending on the wish of the sender.

323.52 Indemnity Claims and Payments

As proof of mailing and proof of insurance to file a claim, the sender must submit the following:

  1. The original mailing receipt.
  2. The sender’s copy of PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72.

For more information on indemnity claims and payments, see chapter 9.

323.6 Preparation of Insured Priority Mail International Parcels

323.61 Mailing Receipt and Insurance Number

All Priority Mail International insured parcels must be numbered. PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, and the mailing receipt issued at the time of mailing will serve as proof of mailing and proof of insurance. Volume mailers may use PS Form 3877, Firm Mailing Book for Accountable Mail, as the sender’s receipt.

323.62 Accepting Clerk’s Responsibility

The accepting clerk must do the following:

  1. Indicate on PS Form 2976-A the amount for which the parcel is insured. Write the amount in U.S. dollars in ink in the “Insured Amount (U.S.) block.”
  2. Convert the U.S. dollar amount to the special drawing right (SDR) value and enter it in the SDR value block. For example:
  3. INSURED VALUE
    $100.00 (U.S.)
    65.02 SDR

  4. See Exhibit 323.62 for a table showing the conversion of U.S. dollar values up to $600 to SDR equivalents. To determine SDR equivalents above $600, multiply the insured amount, rounded up to the next full dollar, by the conversion factor of 0.6502.
  5. Note: Use the following rates when converting between U.S. dollars and SDR values:

    1 U.S. $ = 0.6502 SDR
    1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5379 U.S.)

  6. Write a bold capital “V” in the space provided adjacent to the boxes for Insured Amount and Insurance Fees as an indicator that additional insurance was purchased.
  7. Indicate special contents for fragile, liquid, and perishable items.
  8. Round stamp PS Form 2976-A in the appropriate place on each copy.

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 1)

Conversion Table: U.S. Dollars to Special Drawing Right (SDR)

1 U.S. $ = 0.6502 SDR 1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5379 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

1

0.6502

51

33.1602

101

65.6702

151

98.1802

201

130.6902

251

163.2002

2

1.3004

52

33.8104

102

66.3204

152

98.8304

202

131.3404

252

163.8504

3

1.9506

53

34.4606

103

66.9706

153

99.4806

203

131.9906

253

164.5006

4

2.6008

54

35.1108

104

67.6208

154

100.1308

204

132.6408

254

165.1508

5

3.2510

55

35.7610

105

68.2710

155

100.7810

205

133.2910

255

165.8010

6

3.9012

56

36.4112

106

68.9212

156

101.4312

206

133.9412

256

166.4512

7

4.5514

57

37.0614

107

69.5714

157

102.0814

207

134.5914

257

167.1014

8

5.2016

58

37.7116

108

70.2216

158

102.7316

208

135.2416

258

167.7516

9

5.8518

59

38.3618

109

70.8718

159

103.3818

209

135.8918

259

168.4018

10

6.5020

60

39.0120

110

71.5220

160

104.0320

210

136.5420

260

169.0520

11

7.1522

61

39.6622

111

72.1722

161

104.6822

211

137.1922

261

169.7022

12

7.8024

62

40.3124

112

72.8224

162

105.3324

212

137.8424

262

170.3524

13

8.4526

63

40.9626

113

73.4726

163

105.9826

213

138.4926

263

171.0026

14

9.1028

64

41.6128

114

74.1228

164

106.6328

214

139.1428

264

171.6528

15

9.7530

65

42.2630

115

74.7730

165

107.2830

215

139.7930

265

172.3030

16

10.4032

66

42.9132

116

75.4232

166

107.9332

216

140.4432

266

172.9532

17

11.0534

67

43.5634

117

76.0734

167

108.5834

217

141.0934

267

173.6034

18

11.7036

68

44.2136

118

76.7236

168

109.2336

218

141.7436

268

174.2536

19

12.3538

69

44.8638

119

77.3738

169

109.8838

219

142.3938

269

174.9038

20

13.0040

70

45.5140

120

78.0240

170

110.5340

220

143.0440

270

175.5540

21

13.6542

71

46.1642

121

78.6742

171

111.1842

221

143.6942

271

176.2042

22

14.3044

72

46.8144

122

79.3244

172

111.8344

222

144.3444

272

176.8544

23

14.9546

73

47.4646

123

79.9746

173

112.4846

223

144.9946

273

177.5046

24

15.6048

74

48.1148

124

80.6248

174

113.1348

224

145.6448

274

178.1548

25

16.2550

75

48.7650

125

81.2750

175

113.7850

225

146.2950

275

178.8050

26

16.9052

76

49.4152

126

81.9252

176

114.4352

226

146.9452

276

179.4552

27

17.5554

77

50.0654

127

82.5754

177

115.0854

227

147.5954

277

180.1054

28

18.2056

78

50.7156

128

83.2256

178

115.7356

228

148.2456

278

180.7556

29

18.8558

79

51.3658

129

83.8758

179

116.3858

229

148.8958

279

181.4058

30

19.5060

80

52.0160

130

84.5260

180

117.0360

230

149.5460

280

182.0560

31

20.1562

81

52.6662

131

85.1762

181

117.6862

231

150.1962

281

182.7062

32

20.8064

82

53.3164

132

85.8264

182

118.3364

232

150.8464

282

183.3564

33

21.4566

83

53.9666

133

86.4766

183

118.9866

233

151.4966

283

184.0066

34

22.1068

84

54.6168

134

87.1268

184

119.6368

234

152.1468

284

184.6568

35

22.7570

85

55.2670

135

87.7770

185

120.2870

235

152.7970

285

185.3070

36

23.4072

86

55.9172

136

88.4272

186

120.9372

236

153.4472

286

185.9572

37

24.0574

87

56.5674

137

89.0774

187

121.5874

237

154.0974

287

186.6074

38

24.7076

88

57.2176

138

89.7276

188

122.2376

238

154.7476

288

187.2576

39

25.3578

89

57.8678

139

90.3778

189

122.8878

239

155.3978

289

187.9078

40

26.0080

90

58.5180

140

91.0280

190

123.5380

240

156.0480

290

188.5580

41

26.6582

91

59.1682

141

91.6782

191

124.1882

241

156.6982

291

189.2082

42

27.3084

92

59.8184

142

92.3284

192

124.8384

242

157.3484

292

189.8584

43

27.9586

93

60.4686

143

92.9786

193

125.4886

243

157.9986

293

190.5086

44

28.6088

94

61.1188

144

93.6288

194

126.1388

244

158.6488

294

191.1588

45

29.2590

95

61.7690

145

94.2790

195

126.7890

245

159.2990

295

191.8090

46

29.9092

96

62.4192

146

94.9292

196

127.4392

246

159.9492

296

192.4592

47

30.5594

97

63.0694

147

95.5794

197

128.0894

247

160.5994

297

193.1094

48

31.2096

98

63.7196

148

96.2296

198

128.7396

248

161.2496

298

193.7596

49

31.8598

99

64.3698

149

96.8798

199

129.3898

249

161.8998

299

194.4098

50

32.5100

100

65.0200

150

97.5300

200

130.0400

250

162.5500

300

195.0600

Exhibit 323.62 (p. 2)

Conversion Table: U.S. Dollars to Special Drawing Right (SDR)

1 U.S. $ = 0.6502 SDR 1 SDR = $1.54 ($1.5379 U.S.)

 

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

US $

SDR

301

195.7102

351

228.2202

401

260.7302

451

293.2402

501

325.7502

551

358.2602

302

196.3604

352

228.8704

402

261.3804

452

293.8904

502

326.4004

552

358.9104

303

197.0106

353

229.5206

403

262.0306

453

294.5406

503

327.0506

553

359.5606

304

197.6608

354

230.1708

404

262.6808

454

295.1908

504

327.7008

554

360.2108

305

198.3110

355

230.8210

405

263.3310

455

295.8410

505

328.3510

555

360.8610

306

198.9612

356

231.4712

406

263.9812

456

296.4912

506

329.0012

556

361.5112

307

199.6114

357

232.1214

407

264.6314

457

297.1414

507

329.6514

557

362.1614

308

200.2616

358

232.7716

408

265.2816

458

297.7916

508

330.3016

558

362.8116

309

200.9118

359

233.4218

409

265.9318

459

298.4418

509

330.9518

559

363.4618

310

201.5620

360

234.0720

410

266.5820

460

299.0920

510

331.6020

560

364.1120

311

202.2122

361

234.7222

411

267.2322

461

299.7422

511

332.2522

561

364.7622

312

202.8624

362

235.3724

412

267.8824

462

300.3924

512

332.9024

562

365.4124

313

203.5126

363

236.0226

413

268.5326

463

301.0426

513

333.5526

563

366.0626

314

204.1628

364

236.6728

414

269.1828

464

301.6928

514

334.2028

564

366.7128

315

204.8130

365

237.3230

415

269.8330

465

302.3430

515

334.8530

565

367.3630

316

205.4632

366

237.9732

416

270.4832

466

302.9932

516

335.5032

566

368.0132

317

206.1134

367

238.6234

417

271.1334

467

303.6434

517

336.1534

567

368.6634

318

206.7636

368

239.2736

418

271.7836

468

304.2936

518

336.8036

568

369.3136

319

207.4138

369

239.9238

419

272.4338

469

304.9438

519

337.4538

569

369.9638

320

208.0640

370

240.5740

420

273.0840

470

305.5940

520

338.1040

570

370.6140

321

208.7142

371

241.2242

421

273.7342

471

306.2442

521

338.7542

571

371.2642

322

209.3644

372

241.8744

422

274.3844

472

306.8944

522

339.4044

572

371.9144

323

210.0146

373

242.5246

423

275.0346

473

307.5446

523

340.0546

573

372.5646

324

210.6648

374

243.1748

424

275.6848

474

308.1948

524

340.7048

574

373.2148

325

211.3150

375

243.8250

425

276.3350

475

308.8450

525

341.3550

575

373.8650

326

211.9652

376

244.4752

426

276.9852

476

309.4952

526

342.0052

576

374.5152

327

212.6154

377

245.1254

427

277.6354

477

310.1454

527

342.6554

577

375.1654

328

213.2656

378

245.7756

428

278.2856

478

310.7956

528

343.3056

578

375.8156

329

213.9158

379

246.4258

429

278.9358

479

311.4458

529

343.9558

579

376.4658

330

214.5660

380

247.0760

430

279.5860

480

312.0960

530

344.6060

580

377.1160

331

215.2162

381

247.7262

431

280.2362

481

312.7462

531

345.2562

581

377.7662

332

215.8664

382

248.3764

432

280.8864

482

313.3964

532

345.9064

582

378.4164

333

216.5166

383

249.0266

433

281.5366

483

314.0466

533

346.5566

583

379.0666

334

217.1668

384

249.6768

434

282.1868

484

314.6968

534

347.2068

584

379.7168

335

217.8170

385

250.3270

435

282.8370

485

315.3470

535

347.8570

585

380.3670

336

218.4672

386

250.9772

436

283.4872

486

315.9972

536

348.5072

586

381.0172

337

219.1174

387

251.6274

437

284.1374

487

316.6474

537

349.1574

587

381.6674

338

219.7676

388

252.2776

438

284.7876

488

317.2976

538

349.8076

588

382.3176

339

220.4178

389

252.9278

439

285.4378

489

317.9478

539

350.4578

589

382.9678

340

221.0680

390

253.5780

440

286.0880

490

318.5980

540

351.1080

590

383.6180

341

221.7182

391

254.2282

441

286.7382

491

319.2482

541

351.7582

591

384.2682

342

222.3684

392

254.8784

442

287.3884

492

319.8984

542

352.4084

592

384.9184

343

223.0186

393

255.5286

443

288.0386

493

320.5486

543

353.0586

593

385.5686

344

223.6688

394

256.1788

444

288.6888

494

321.1988

544

353.7088

594

386.2188

345

224.3190

395

256.8290

445

289.3390

495

321.8490

545

354.3590

595

386.8690

346

224.9692

396

257.4792

446

289.9892

496

322.4992

546

355.0092

596

387.5192

347

225.6194

397

258.1294

447

290.6394

497

323.1494

547

355.6594

597

388.1694

348

226.2696

398

258.7796

448

291.2896

498

323.7996

548

356.3096

598

388.8196

349

226.9198

399

259.4298

449

291.9398

499

324.4498

549

356.9598

599

389.4698

350

227.5700

400

260.0800

450

292.5900

500

325.1000

550

357.6100

600

390.1200

 

323.63 Postmarking

Postmark the item at the time of acceptance at all breaks (including any cut or torn edges) of any tape or tabs used in sealing the parcel.

323.7 Sender’s Responsibility

323.71 Mailing Receipt

The sender should enter the name and address of the addressee on the mailing receipt and retain the receipt. The sender must submit the receipt to make an inquiry about or file a claim for an insured parcel (see chapter 9).

323.72 Marking

The sender has the responsibility to do the following:

  1. Mark parcels containing fragile or perishable articles with the appropriate endorsement — e.g., “FRAGILE,” “PERISHABLE,” “GLASS,” etc.
  2. Enter the insured amount in U.S. currency (figures only) in the appropriate space on the customs declaration.
323.73 Sealing

The sender must seal all insured parcels.