Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

June 6, 2011

June DMM Update

Postal Explorer® ( is your source for up-to-date mailing standards. The Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) is fully searchable on Postal Explorer and features fly-out menus, cross-reference links, and an extensive subject index. Today, we updated our mailing standards to capture the following changes:

Optional Use of a Local Permit Imprint in Other Mailing Locations
We revised 604.5.3 to provide a new option to mailers contributing permit imprint mailpieces to a mailing presented under an authorized First-Class Mail or Standard Mail Mailings with Different Payment Methods Mailing System.

Pallet Placards and Intelligent Mail Tray Labels
We revised 705.8.6 and 708.6.6 to provide an additional option for mailers who need to print destination entry office information on pallet placards

Revised MLOCR Automation Price Marking Codes
We revised 705.5.3.2a and 705.5.3.2b to provide an updated listing of multiline optical character reader (MLOCR) automation price marking codes.

New Customs Declarations Label Requirements
We revised 608.2.4 to require mailpieces containing goods that enter the Customs Territory of the United States (CTUS), from outside the CTUS, to bear a customs declaration label.

Market Dominant Negotiated Service Agreement for First-Class Mail and Standard Mail
We added 709.1.4 to establish a new Negotiated Service Agreement (NSA) market dominant product for the combined total revenue of First-Class Mail automation letters, Standard Mail automation letters, and Standard Mail carrier route barcoded automation-compatible letters.

POSTNET Barcode Certification Program
We revised 509.1.7, and Notice 123, Price List, to remove the POSTNET Barcode Certification Program which is no longer in use.

Revocation of Permit Imprints

We revised 604.5.2.2, to specify that, among others, one of the conditions that a permit imprint may be revoked is for failure to mail using the permit or pay the fees for a two-year consecutive period.

Our next scheduled DMM update is July 5.