[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 200 (Thursday, October 15, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65310-65311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22886]



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 the recently announced mailing 
services price adjustments.

DATES: We must receive your comments on or before November 16, 2020.

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 2021 International Mailing Services Price Change--CPI.'' 
Faxed comments are not accepted.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Frigo at 202-268-4178.


International Price and Service Adjustments

    On October 9, 2020, the Postal Service filed a notice of mailing 
services price adjustments with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), 
effective on January 24, 2021. 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 R2021-1 on the Postal Regulatory 
Commission's website at www.prc.gov.
    This proposed rule describes the price changes for the following 
market dominant international services:
     International extra services and fees.

International Extra Services and Fees

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

                         Certificate of Mailing
                            Individual pieces
Individual article (PS Form 3817).......................           $1.55
Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3665 (per                 1.55
Firm mailing sheet (PS Form 3665), per piece (minimum               0.44
 3), First-Class Mail International only................
                             Bulk quantities
For first 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)............           $8.80
Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)......            1.10
Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606..........................            1.55

Registered Mail
    Fee: $16.30.
Return Receipt
    Fee: $4.25.
Customs Clearance and Delivery
    Fee: per piece $6.65.
International Business Reply Service
    Fee: Cards $1.55; Envelopes up to 2 ounces $2.05
    Following the completion of Docket No. R2021-1, the Postal Service 
will adjust the prices for products and services covered by the 
International Mail Manual. These prices will be on Postal Explorer at 
    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,

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401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 
3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.

2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United 
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows: New 
prices will be listed in the updated Notice 123, Price List.

Joshua J. Hofer,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-22886 Filed 10-13-20; 8:45 am]