Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

March 2, 2011

Published Federal Register Notices

The following three Federal Register notices have been posted on the Postal Explorer® website at

Combined Mailings of Standard Mail and Periodicals Flats This final rule adopts revised standards to provide a new option for mailers to combine Standard Mail® flats and Periodicals flats within the same bundle, when placed on pallets, and to combine bundles of Standard Mail flats and bundles of Periodicals flats on the same pallet. The effective date is June 6, 2011.

New Customs Declarations Label Requirements — This final rule adopts revised standards to require all mailpieces containing goods that enter the Customs Territory of the United States (CTUS) (the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) from outside the CTUS to bear a customs declaration label. Additionally, we are updating standards for items weighing 16 ounces or more when sent to, from, between, and, in some circumstances, within certain U.S. territories, possessions, and Freely Associated States. The effective date is June 6, 2011.

Shortpaid and Unpaid Information-Based Indicia (IBI) Postage and Shortpaid Express Mail Postage, Revised Proposal — This revised proposed rule establishes new procedures to manage shortpaid Express Mail® and a new process to detect mailpieces with shortpaid and unpaid IBI postage. Customers are encouraged to comment on or before March 24, 2011.

We encourage you to check out these and other Federal Register notices on Postal Explorer for complete details.