[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 22, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 56406-56407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-22819]



39 CFR Part 20

International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price 

AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.

ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Postal Service proposes to revise Mailing Standards of the 
United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), 
to reflect changes coincident with recently announced mailing services 
price adjustment.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the manager, Product 
Classification, U.S. Postal Service[supreg], 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, RM 
4446, Washington, DC 20260-5015. You may inspect and photocopy all 
written comments at USPS[supreg] Headquarters Library, 475 L'Enfant 
Plaza SW, 11th Floor N, Washington, DC by appointment only between the 
hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday by calling 1-202-268-
2906 in advance. Email comments, containing the name and address of the 
commenter, to: [email protected], with a subject line of 
``January 2020 International Mailing Services Price Change--CPI.'' 
Faxed comments are not accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Lassiter at 202-268-2914.


International Price and Service Adjustments

    On October 9, 2019, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing 
services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), 
effective on January 26, 2020. The Postal Service proposes to revise 
Notice 123, Price List, available on Postal Explorer[supreg] at https://pe.usps.com, to reflect these new price changes. The new prices are or 
will be available under Docket Number R2020-1 on the Postal Regulatory 
Commission's website at www.prc.gov.
    Over the course of time, country names have changed due to a 
variety of political or cultural reasons. By notice filed on October 9, 
2019, in PRC Docket No. MC2020-7, and in collaboration with 
International Postal Affairs and requests made through the Universal 
Postal Union, the Postal Service proposed to update country names 
throughout mailing standards, changing Republic of Macedonia to 
Republic of North Macedonia and using the short name North Macedonia. 
This proposed rule seeks public comment on proposed updates to the IMM 
that are designed to implement this name change.
    This proposed rule also describes the price and classification 
changes and the corresponding mailing standards changes for the 
following market dominant international services:
     First-Class Mail International[supreg] service
     International extra services and fees.

First-Class Mail International

    The Postal Service plans to increase prices for single-piece First-
Class Mail International (FCMI) letters, postcards, and flats by 
approximately 4.6 percent. The price for a single-piece 1-ounce letter 
will increase to $1.20. The First-Class Mail International letter 
nonmachinable surcharge remains $0.21.

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International Extra Services and Fees

    The Postal Service plans to increase fees for certain market 
dominant international extra services including:
     Certificate of Mailing.
     Return Receipt.
     Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee.
     International Business ReplyTM Mail Service.

                         Certificate of Mailing
Individual pieces:
    Individual article (PS Form 3817)...................           $1.50
    Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3665 (per             1.50
    Firm mailing sheet (PS Form 3665), per piece                    0.43
     (minimum 3); First-Class Mail International only...
Bulk quantities:
    For first 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)........            8.75
    Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)..            1.09
    Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606......................            1.50

Return Receipt
    Fee: $4.15.
Customs Clearance and Delivery
    Fee: per piece $6.50.
International Business Reply Service
    Fee: Cards $1.50; Envelopes up to 2 ounces $2.00.
    Following the completion of Docket No. R2020-1, the Postal Service 
will adjust the prices for products and services covered by the 
International Mail Manual. These prices will be available on Postal 
Explorer at https://pe.usps.com.
    Accordingly, although exempt from the notice and comment 
requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553(b), (c)) 
regarding proposed rulemaking by 39 U.S.C. 410(a), the Postal Service 
invites public comment on the following proposed changes to Mailing 
Standards of the United States Postal Service, International Mail 
Manual (IMM[supreg]), which is incorporated by reference in the Code of 
Federal Regulations in accordance with 39 CFR 20.1, and to associated 
changes to Notice 123, Price List.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.

    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is proposed to be amended as follows:


1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as 

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-
1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-
3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

2. Revise the Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, 
International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows:

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

[Throughout the IMM, change all references to ``Macedonia, Republic 
of'' to ``North Macedonia, Republic of'' or use the short name ``North 
Macedonia'' and place in correct alphabetical order in lists]
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New prices will be listed in the updated Notice 123, Price List

Brittany M. Johnson,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-22819 Filed 10-21-19; 8:45 am]