Summary of Changes

Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service,
International Mail Manual

Issued September 10, 2018

This Summary of Changes to Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM®) includes revisions that have become effective during the previous 12 calendar months.

In chapters 1–9 and in “Country Price Groups and Weight Limits” of this online version of the IMM, change bars (vertical lines in the margin) indicate that Postal Bulletin updates have been incorporated in the adjacent text (note that the change bars appear only in the PDF version, and only for revisions that have become effective in the current calendar year, not for all the previous 12 months). However, in the individual country listings (ICLs) of this online IMM, change bars do not appear even though Postal Bulletin updates have been incorporated in the ICL text.

512

524.21

526.2
527

532.1

533

541

ICL for Sudan

Exhibit 123.61

123.62

292.11

292.25

293.11

293.25

Exhibit 123.61

123.63

141.5

141.6

242

243.3

Each country that accepts Free Matter for the Blind service

Also revised are the ICLs for the following countries:

 

Afghanistan

Aruba

Benin

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba

Brazil

Burkina Faso

Burma (Myanmar)

Cameroon

Canada

Cote d’Ivoire

Curacao

Faroe Islands

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gambia

Ghana

Greece

Guadeloupe

Israel

Italy

Japan

Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Libya

Macao

Mali

Namibia

Niger

Oman

Reunion

Rwanda

San Marino

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Taiwan

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Ukraine

Yemen

Zambia

 

213.71

223.241

233.231

252.22

252.26

253.231

 

This chapter, subchapter, part, section, or ICL…

is…

effective…

as noted in Postal Bulletin issue…

Chapter 1, International Mail Services

123.62

revised to clarify the exceptions for customs declarations on international mail sent by “known mailers.”

7-19-2018

22498

Chapter 2, Conditions for Mailing

252.2

revised to reflect current service availability for Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service (E-USPS DELCON INTL).

10-26-2017

22479

revised to reflect current service availability for Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service (E-USPS DELCON INTL).

1-19-2018

22485

revised to reflect current service availability for Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation International service (E-USPS DELCON INTL).

7-20-2018

22498

Exhibit 292.45a

revised to update the foreign office of exchange code for IPA items sent to Venezuela.

10-26-2017

22479

Exhibit 293.45a

revised to update the foreign office of exchange code for ISAL items sent to Venezuela.

10-26-2017

22479

Chapter 3, Extra Services

Exhibit 322.2

revised to add an entry for “Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba” and to revise the entry for Curacao (which previously provided service to these three islands).

1-4-2018

22484

333.2

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2018

22481

Chapter 7, Treatment of Inbound Mail

790

added to limit the inbound drop locations to the five international service centers unless the Postal Service and the mailer have a contract or bilateral agreement designating an alternate location.

12-7-2017

22482

Chapter 9, Inquiries, Indemnities, and Refunds

934.2

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2018

22481

Individual Country Listing

Each country that accepts Registered Mail service

revised to reflect changes to the indemnity limit for Registered Mail items.

1-1-2018

22481

Each country that accepts international postal money orders

revised to replace the fees for international postal money orders with cross-references to Notice 123, Price List.

8-2-2018

22499

China

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

7-19-2018

22498

Colombia

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

6-7-2018

22495

Costa Rica

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

3-15-2018

22489

Iraq

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

3-29-2018

22490

Kazakhstan

revised to reflect changes to the Observations section.

6-7-2018

22495

Philippines

revised to reflect changes to the Observations section.

3-1-2018

22488

South Africa

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

6-7-2018

22495

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

7-19-2018

22498

Turkey

revised to reflect changes to the Prohibitions section.

3-1-2018

22488

revised to reflect changes to the Observations section.

6-7-2018

22495

Ukraine

revised to reflect changes to the Observations section.

7-19-2018

22498