[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74304-74305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25711]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Product and Price Changes

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service is revising Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to 
reflect the prices, product features, and classification changes to 
Competitive Services, as established by the Governors of the Postal 
Service.

DATES: Effective date: January 22, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paula Rabkin at 202-268-2537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: New prices will be posted under Docket 
Number CP2017-20 on the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web site at 
http://www.prc.gov.
    This final rule describes the international price and 
classification changes and the corresponding mailing standards changes 
for the following Competitive Services:
     Global Express Guaranteed[supreg] (GXG[supreg]);
     International Priority Airmail[supreg] (IPA[supreg]);
     International Surface Air Lift[supreg] (ISAL[supreg]);
     Direct Sacks of Printed Matter to One Addressee (Airmail 
M-bag[supreg]); and
     International Extra Services:
    [cir] Priority Mail Express International[supreg] (PMEI) Insurance 
and Priority Mail International[supreg] (PMI) Insurance,
    [cir] Registered MailTM Service,
    [cir] International Postal Money Orders, and
     Pickup on Demand[supreg].
    New prices will be located on the Postal Explorer[supreg] Web site 
at http://pe.usps.com.

Global Express Guaranteed

    Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) provides fast international 
shipping with international transportation and delivery provided by 
FedEx Express[supreg]. The price increase for GXG service averages 4.9 
percent.
    The Postal Service continues to provide Commercial Base pricing to 
online customers who prepare and pay for GXG shipments via 
USPS[supreg]-approved payment methods, with variable discounts up to 5 
percent off the published retail prices for GXG.
    The Postal Service also continues to offer Commercial Plus pricing 
incentives for large volume customers who commit to tendering $100,000 
in annual postage revenue from GXG, Priority Mail Express International 
(PMEI), Priority Mail International (PMI), and First-Class Package 
International Service[supreg] (FCPIS[supreg]) via

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USPS-approved payment methods, with variable discounts up to 5 percent 
off the published retail prices for GXG.

International Priority Airmail and International Surface Air Lift

    The structure of IPA and ISAL price categories will continue to be 
priced by the worldwide and 19 country price groups and applicable mail 
shapes [letters and postcards, large envelopes (flats), and packages 
(small packets and rolls)]. These categories correspond to the 
Universal Postal Convention requirements to use shape-based pricing.
    International Priority Airmail (IPA) service, including IPA M-bags, 
is a bulk commercial service designed for volume mailings of First-
Class Mail International[supreg] postcards, letters, large envelopes 
(flats), and FCPIS packages (small packets) weighing up to a maximum 
4.4 pounds. IPA is dispatched to the destination country where it is 
entered into the postal administration's air or surface priority mail 
system for delivery. The overall price increase for IPA service 
averages 3.8 percent.
    International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) service, including ISAL M-
Bags, is a bulk commercial service designed for volume mailings of all 
First-Class Mail International postcards, letters, large envelopes 
(flats), and FCPIS packages (small packets) weighing up to 4.4 pounds. 
ISAL is dispatched to the destination country where it is then entered 
into the postal administration's surface nonpriority network. The 
overall price increase for ISAL service averages 3.8 percent.

Direct Sacks of Printed Matter to One Addressee (Airmail M-Bags)

    Airmail M-bags are direct sacks of printed matter sent to a single 
foreign addressee at a single address. Prices are based on the weight 
of the sack. The price increase for Airmail M-bags averages 4.9 
percent.

International Extra Services

    Depending on country destination and mail type, customers may add a 
variety of extra services to their outbound shipments. Prices for some 
of these extra services are increasing.
    For our competitive offerings, we revised the prices for the 
following international extra services:

PMEI Insurance and PMI Insurance

    The price for PMEI Insurance and PMI insurance will increase an 
average of 4.7 percent.

Registered Mail

    The price for Registered Mail service will increase 7.2 percent.

International Postal Money Orders

    The price for International Postal Money Orders will increase by 
73.7 percent.

Pickup on Demand

    The price for Pickup on Demand will increase 10 percent.
    We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to 
reflect these changes.

Stanley F. Mires,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-25711 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
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