Except for the items noted in 222.2, any item not prohibited in international mail may be sent using Priority Mail Express International service. For additional individual country prohibitions, refer to the “Country Conditions for Mailing” in the Individual Country Listings.
The following items are prohibited in all Priority Mail Express International shipments:
- Currency notes, including paper money.
- Securities of any kind payable to bearer.
- Traveler’s checks.
- Platinum, gold, and silver.
- Precious stones.
- Other valuable articles.
Note: International postal money orders are admissible in Priority Mail Express International shipments, but they are negotiable only if the proper form is used.
Only USPS-produced Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes are eligible for Flat Rate pricing as defined in Exhibit 222.3. The contents must fit securely in the envelope and be confined within the envelope, with the provided adhesive as the means of closure. The envelope flap must be able to close within the prefabricated folds. Tape may be applied to the flap and seams for closure or to reinforce the envelope, provided the design of the envelope is not enlarged by opening the sides of the envelope and taping or reconstructing the envelope in any way. All other Priority Mail Express International standards and customs requirements apply.
Eligible Priority Mail Express International Flat Rate Envelopes
For all Priority Mail Express International items, the mailer must electronically generate PS Form 2976-B, or must complete PS Form 2976-R for presentation at a Post Office retail service counter where the PS Form 2976–B is electronically generated. Also, if applicable, the mailer must fulfill any other nonpostal export requirements described in chapter 5. See 224 for additional information. For a mailer using an electronically generated PS Form 2976-B that electronically transmits customs-related data, or an online combined shipping label and customs form that electronically transmits customs-related data, no additional customs form is required because customs information is incorporated into the form that the mailer must complete.
Priority Mail Express International mailpieces are sealed against inspection.
Priority Mail Express International shipments containing merchandise are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $200 at no additional charge. Indemnity is paid by the U.S. Postal Service as provided in 935 and in DMM 503 and 609. Additional insurance coverage up to a maximum of $5,000 may be purchased at the sender’s option (see 222.7).
Priority Mail Express International shipments containing nonnegotiable documents are insured against loss, damage, or missing contents up to $100 at no additional charge. Indemnity is paid by the U.S. Postal Service as provided in 935 and in DMM 503 and 609.
Priority Mail Express International items are not insured against delay in delivery, and indemnity payments are not made in the event of delay. Postage refunds for delay are considered only for shipments sent to countries with Priority Mail Express International With Money-Back Guarantee service under 221.2.
Additional merchandise insurance coverage above $200, up to a maximum of $5,000, may be purchased at the sender’s option. See Exhibit 322.2 for individual country merchandise insurance limits. See Notice 123, Price List, for the fee schedule for optional Priority Mail Express International merchandise insurance coverage.
Customers may purchase USPS Tracking Plus service for certain pieces, when available, online at usps.com or through a Shipping Services File. For pricing, see Notice 123, Price List,