International Mail Manual > 2 Conditions for Mailing > 220 Priority Mail Express International > 224 Mail Preparation
Before mailing, the sender must fulfill any nonpostal export requirements described in chapter 5 and fill out PS Form 2976-R as described in 123.72 or use an electronically generated PS Form 2976-B as a combined customs form and shipping label as described in 123.711.
Prior to mailing, the sender must fulfill any other nonpostal export requirements described in chapter 5 and fully complete the applicable online customs form.
Employees must follow the instructions in 123.722 to verify a sender’s PS Form 2976-R and to generate PS Form 2976-B.
Note: Consistent with 225.12, the sender must present any item bearing a handwritten PS Form 2976-R to an employee at a Post Office retail service counter.
Employees must do the following:
- If presented to a USPS acceptance employee, check to ensure the mailer has completed the sender’s information, the addressee’s information, and the customs information portions.
- Apply the correct amount of postage to the mailpiece, or ensure that the correct amount of postage is affixed to the mailpiece.
- After acceptance, place each item in the appropriate working pouch for forwarding to the international exchange office authorized to dispatch Priority Mail Express International shipments to that destination. (See Handbook T-5, International Mail Operations.)
Note: For online shipments, customer receipts are not necessary; for non-IRT or non-POS offices, record the required finance information on the special form provided for this purpose.