Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

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

September 15, 2021

International Service Suspension Notice – effective September 17, 2021

Effective September 17, 2021, the Postal Service will suspend international mail acceptance to

Australia until further notice due to unavailable transportation.

Customers are asked to refrain from mailing the following services to Australia until further notice:

  • Priority Mail International (PMI) – effective 9/17
  • First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) – previously suspended 9/3
  • Commercial ePacket (CeP) – previously suspended 9/3
  • International Priority Airmail (IPA) Packets – previously suspended 9/3
  • International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) Packets – previously suspended 9/3

Unless otherwise noted, service suspensions to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

For already deposited items (FCPIS, CeP, IPA Packets and ISAL Packets entered prior to 9/3/21 and PMI entered prior to 9/17/21), the Postal Service will transport to destination and delays are to be expected.For deposited items (FCPIS, CeP, IPA Packets and ISAL Packets entered on or after 9/3/21 and PMI entered on or after 9/17/21), the Postal Service will endorse the items as “Mail Service Suspended — Return to Sender” and place them in the mail stream for return to sender.

The detailed procedures to obtain refunds for Retail Postage, eVS, PC Postage, and BMEU entered mail can be found through the following link:

The Postal Service is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to update customers until the situation returns to normal. Please visit our International Service Alerts page for the most up to date information: