252 Eligibility

252.1 Content

Subject to applicable weight and size limits, any article that is otherwise acceptable and not prohibited by the Postal Service or the country of destination may be mailed at the First-Class Package International Service price. The maximum value cannot exceed $400. Items exceeding $400 must be mailed using Global Express Guaranteed service, Priority Mail Express International service, or Priority Mail International service.

252.2 Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International Service (E-USPS DELCON INTL)

252.21 Description

Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service — abbreviated E-USPS DELCON INTL — is a service available for First-Class Package International Service items to select destination countries at no charge. Tracking information includes the date and time an article was delivered or, if delivery was attempted but not completed, the date and time of the delivery attempt. The sender can check delivery status by going to usps.com and clicking on Track Package.

252.22 Availability

Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service is available electronically by using USPS-approved PC Postage vendors, Click-N-Ship, USPS Web Tools, and Global Shipping Software (GSS) or other USPS-approved software. The service is available only to the countries listed in Exhibit 252.22, and limitations apply for certain destinations.

Exhibit 252.22 

Countries Accepting Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International Service (E-USPS DELCON INTL)

 

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Chile

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Lebanon

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia, Republic of

Singapore

Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

252.23 Customs Label and Marking

Mailers must use an electronically generated PS Form 2976 that includes the Post Exprès logo (globe and chevron design) — see Exhibit 252.23.

Exhibit 252.23 

Customs Label and Marking

Post Expres label.

 

 

252.24 Additional Standards

The following additional standards apply to Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service:

  1. Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service may not be combined with any other international extra services.
  2. No refunds, inquiries, or claims are offered, and indemnity is not provided.
  3. Customers are not able to obtain tracking information by contacting the U.S. Postal Service by telephone.
252.25 Postage Payment Methods

Mailers may pay for Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International items by using postage validation imprinter (PVI) labels, postage meter imprint, USPS-approved PC Postage, Click-N-Ship postage, or permit imprint.

252.26 Price Eligibility

Only items paid with USPS-approved PC Postage products using online postage (with the exception of Click-N-Ship service) or permit imprint are eligible for the applicable Commercial Base or Commercial Plus price for the postage portion of the mailpiece. Electronically generated customs forms that are not generated with PC Postage or a permit imprint, or forms electronically generated by USPS Web Tools or Click-N-Ship service, are charged the retail price.

252.3 Customs Forms Required

First-Class Package International Service items always require a fully completed PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 — Sender’s Declaration.

252.4 Mail Sealed Against Inspection

First-Class Package International Service items are sealed against inspection.

252.5 Extra Services

252.51 Certificate of Mailing

Certificate of mailing service is available for purchase for First-Class Package International Service items, except for items with E-USPS DELCON INTL service.

252.52 Registered Mail Service

Registered Mail service is available for purchase for First-Class Package International Service items, including such items mailed as Free Matter for the Blind. Registered Mail service is not available for items with E-USPS DELCON INTL service.

252.53 Return Receipt Service

For First-Class Package International Service items, return receipt service is available for purchase only for items that use Registered Mail service to certain destinations — see the Individual Country Listings for availability, and see 340 for preparation procedures. Return receipt service is not available for items with E-USPS DELCON INTL service.