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§ 47.5 Preparation and payment of fees.

The mailer must prepare his certificate of mailing and pay the charges in the same manner as prescribed in the domestic service (see $ $ 165.3, 165.4, and 165.5 of this chapter), regardless of the form on which the certificate is prepared.

Nonpostal Export Regulations PART 51-SHIPPER'S EXPORT



51.1 when required.
51.2 Preparation.
51.3 Information to be furnished.
51.4 How obtained.
51.5 Handling and disposal.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 51 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407. :

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22601, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted. $ 51.1 When required.

Business concerns sending merchandise exceeding $250 in value to other business concerns

(a) From the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States to any foreign country, to the Canal Zone, and to the Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall Islands.

(b) From the United States ? to Puerto Rico and the U.S. possessions.

(c) From Puerto Rico to the United States, and to the U.S. possessions,' must fill out a shipper's export declaration on Department of Commerce Form 7525-V and present it at the post office at the time of mailing. The shipper's export declaration is required only for goods mailed for commercial purposes and not for goods which involve no commercial consideration. However, Commerce Form 7525-V must also be filed for shipments of all articles covered by à validated export license or a distribution license from the Bureau of International Commerce, Department of Commerce, regardless of value or whether the sender or addressee is a business concern. (See Part 52 of this chapter.) The declaration need not be

furnished for catalogs, instruction books, and other advertising matter or for magand azines, newspapers, and periodicals. It is also not required for shipments of technical data, regardless of value and whether or not they are covered by export licenses. Shippers who wish to correct a previously filed export declaration must submit such corrections to the post office on Commerce Form FT-7403. 8 51.2 Preparation.

Only a single copy of the shipper's export declaration is required for mail shipments. A single export declaration may include any number of packages mailed by one sender the same day to one addressee. Export declarations need not be notarized; however, signature in ink is required. $ 51.3 Information to be furnished.

(a) The following are the only items on the shipper's export declaration (Commerce Form 7525-V) which are required to be filled in by the sender of a postal shipment:

(1) Item 1. Name of post office where shipment is being mailed. (Insert in space on the form reading From

-------- (U.S. port of export).) (2) Item 3. Name and address of exporter.

(3) Item 4. Name and address of forwarding agent, if any.

(4) Item 5. Name and address of ultimate consignee.

(5) Item 6. Name and address of intermediate consignee, if any.

(6) Item 8. Country of final destination.

(7) Item 10. Number of packages being mailed; description of merchandise and export license number and expiration date, or general license symbol.

(8) Item 13. Schedule B, commodity number.

(9) Item 14. Net quantity of merchandise, in Schedule B units.

(10) Item 15. Value of merchandise.

(b) The description of contents and units of quantity must be in the detail required by Schedule B, Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States, 1971 edition. The shipper may obtain copies of Schedule B for a nominal charge from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20401; from Collectors of Customs; or from Department

1 For purposes of this instruction the term “United States” refers to the fifty States and the District of Columbia.

2 For purposes of this instruction the term "United States Possessions' refers to the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, American Samoa, Canton, and Enderbury Islands, Midway, and Wake Islands.



Country Endorsement required Country Endorsement required Greece----------- A remettre en main Sweden ---------- A remettre en main propre or IAIA

propre or Fár utlämXEPEIN.

nas endast till Hungary----- A remettre en main

adressaten propre or Saját kézbe

personligen. kézbesitendö.


A remettre en main Iceland A remettre en main

propre. propre or Afhendist Tunisia

A remettre en main vidtakanda sjálfum.

propre. Iran.

A remettre en main Turkey --------- Alicinin kendine

verilecek. Italy------

A remettre en main Turks Islands.---- To be delivered to the propre.

addressee in person. Jamaica----

To be delivered to the Union of Soviet

addressee in person. Socialist ReJordan.-----A remettre en main


A remettre en main propre.

propre. A remettre en main Upper Volta------ A remettre en main propre.

propre. Latvia-----

Uruguay --------- A remettre en main propre.

propre. Lebanon.------- A remettre en main Vatican City State. A remettre en main propre.

propre. Leeward Islands Deliver to addressee in Yemen ----------- A remettre en main (Anguilla, Mont. person.

propre. serrat, Nevis, and

Yugoslavia ------ A remettre en main St. Christopher

propre. only).

(2) The sender must place the reLiberia ---------- A remettre en main propre.

quired indorsement above and near the Lithuania -------- A remettre en main

address of the addressee. The country propre.

of destination will make two attempts to Luxembourg ----- A remettre en main effect delivery, and, if unsuccessful, the propre.

article will be returned as undeliverable. Macao A remettre en main

(3) Fee: 50 cents; to be prepaid on propre.

the article in addition to oother appliMontserrat (Leeward Is.) ------ Deliver to addressee in

cable fees and charges. person.

(4) Restricted delivery is not available Nevis (Leeward

for registered parcel post. Deliver to addressee in (b) Articles mailed in other countries. person.

Registered postal union articles which Philippines ------ Deliver to addressee

are accompanied with a return receipt only.

and bear the notation “Deliver to addresPortugal --------- A remettre en main

see only" are delivered only to the adpropre. Portuguese East

dressee. At least two attempts are made Africa ---------- A remettre en main to deliver these articles.

propre. Portuguese Timor. A remettre en main

§ 42.7 Post office processing of outgoing propre.

mail. Portuguese West

(a) Mailing offices(1) Endorsing. Africa

A remettre en main Stamp “REGISTERED” in the lower left propre.

corner of the address side. On articles Rumania A remettre en main

too small to accommodate the word propre. St. Christopher

“REGISTERED”, place the capital letter (Leeward Is.) --- Deliver to addressee in

“R”. Place airmail Label 19 or the words person.

"Par Avion” on any article accepted for St. Lucia (Wind.

registration which is prepaid for air servward Is.) ------- Deliver to addressee in ice and which the sender has failed to person.

mark properly. Sierra Leone.----- To be delivered to the

(2) Numbering. Write or stamp regisaddressee in person. Spain ---------- A remettre en main

tration number just below the "REGISpropre or A entregar

TERED" endorsement, or to the right of en propia mano.

the letter "R" on small articles.


(b) Articles found in ordinary mail. All offices shall restore to the registered mail articles obviously already registered by the Postal Service. Cross out sender's registry endorsement and dispatch as ordinary any article that is without evidence of formal registration. The following registry indicia appear on incoming registered mail, according to the language of the country of origin, and shall be used as the determining factor as to whether an article found in the ordinary mail is registered:

(1) Certificado.
(2) Einschreiben.
(3) R or Registered.
(4) Raccomandata.
(5) Recommandé.

(6) Registo or Registrado (used occasionally).

NOTE: A number alone on mall is not sufficient evidence of registration. 8 42.9 Indemnity.

See Part 72.

(3) Special Marking on valuable mail. Add the letter "X" after the registry number of all articles with a declared value in excess of $100 (see § 42.2(c)).

(4) Postmarking. Postmark letters twice on the back, on the crossing of the upper and lower flaps or, if paste-on return receipts are used, postmark partially on the receipt and partially on the flaps of the letter. Postmark packages sealed with paper strips across opposite edges of the strips. Postal union AO mail (required to be unsealed see $ 42.2 (b) (2)) and letter mail sealed on the address side must be postmarked on the address side.

(b) All offices (1) Recording and Dispatching. Record and dispatch as provided in 88 161.5 (b) and (c), 161.7, 161.8, and 161.9, and Regional International Standpoint Surface Scheme and Regional International Standpoint, all classes, Airmail Scheme.

(2) Articles found in ordinary mail. (i) Articles that have obviously been registered by the Postal Service shall be restored to the registered mail.

(ii) Articles endorsed to show registration is desired (as distinguished from an article formally registered) and fully prepaid shall be registered and receipt mailed to the sender stating that mail to be registered must be presented at the post office for that purpose. If not fully prepaid, return article to sender, if known, after indicating thereon that it is shortpaid and must be presented for registration. If article bears no return address, cross out sender's registry endorsement and dispatch as ordinary mail. § 42.8 Post office processing of incoming

mail. (a) Office of address-(1) Backstamping. Backstamp on receipt.

(2) Delivery. Record and deliver as provided in § 161.7 so far as applicable. See $ $ 24.4(a) and 32.5(b) (1) for retention periods.

(3) Articles unaccounted for after assignment for delivery. Make appropriate record of available facts when registered mail assigned for delivery is not properly accounted for and file papers pending receipt of possible inquiry. If inquiry is received from sender, ascertain from addressee whether the article was received in regular course. If article was not received, make full report promptly to the appropriate postal inspector in charge.

PART 43-INSURANCE Sec. 43.1 Availability. 43.2 Preparation. 43.3 (Reserved 43.4 Limits of insurance. 43.5 Marking. 43.6 Malling receipts. 43.7 Return receipts. 43.8 Incoming parcels. 43.9 Indemnity.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 43 Issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22598, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted. § 43.1 Availability.

Insurance service is available only for parcel post packages mailed to countries with which insurance agreements are in force. COD service is not available. $ 43.2 Preparation.

The general provisions for the preparation of ordinary parcels for other countries apply also to insured parcels. (See Part 31 of this chapter.) Sealing of insured parcels is compulsory. 8 43.3 [Reserved] & 43.4 Limits of insurance.

A parcel may not be insured for more than the declared value of the contents or for more than the maximum amount of indemnity payable in connection with

insured parcels for the country concerned. However, if desired, a parcel may be insured for a portion of the value of the contents, in which case only the fee covering the amount of insurance desired will be charged. § 43.5 Marking.

(a) By sender-(1) Contents. Parcels containing fragile or perishable articles must be marked "Fragile," "Perishable," “Glass,” or “Eggs," as appropriate.

(2) Insured value. Indicate in U.S. currency (figures only) ir. the appropriate space on the customs declaration (Form 2966) the amount for which the parcel is insured. See $ 43.4.

(b) By post office of mailing-(1) Endorsements and insurance number. (i) On each parcel place the word "Insured” on the address side, preferably to the left and directly beside the country of destination.

(ii) Serially number each insured parcel immediately below the "Insured” endorsement. All international insured parcels must be numbered.

(iii) To most countries, the insured value of the parcel must be shown on the wrapper and on the dispatch note (Form 2972). Rubber stamp, item R-1300-284, may be used for this purpose. In some instances the insured value must be shown also in gold francs. Conversion of U.S. currency into gold irancs is made on the basis of 33 cents (approximately) equal 1 gold franc. To determine the gold franc equivalent, multiply the amount in U.S. currency by 3. For example, $5.25 is equal to 15.75 gold francs.

(iv) Place the insurance number in the appropriate space on the customs declaration (Form 2966) and on the dispatch note (Form 2972) when the latter form is required.

(2) Postmarking. Postmark at the time of acceptance. Postmark at all breaks (cuts or torn edges) of any gummed paper strips used in sealing parcels. 8 43.6 Mailing receipts.

(a) Issuance. The postal clerk will issue a receipt for a parcel accepted for insurance. Each receipt will bear the insurance number. The sender should enter the name and address of the addressee on the receipt and must submit it if a claim or an inquiry concerning the parcel is subsequently made.

(b) Post Office procedure. (1) Use Form 3857, assignment of Number Blocks for Registered, Insured, Certified and COD Mail.

(2) Fill out the original receipt only with ink or indelible pencil and issue to the sender.

(3) Indicate applicable fee, according to amount of insurance requested, for parcels presented for insurance by Government agencies pursuant to § 21.2(d) (2) (i). § 43.7 Return receipts.

(a) Issuance. Return receipts for insured parcels are furnished under the same conditions as apply to registry return receipts, except that no return receipts are furnished for insured parcels to Canada. Post offices will use Form 2865 and follow the procedure prescribed in $ 42.5 for return receipts for registered mail.

(b) Issued in other countries. Post of fices will follow the procedure in § 42.5(e) for return receipts for registered mail. § 43.8 Incoming parcels.

(a) Insurance indicia. (1) The following insurance indicia appear on the incoming insured parcels, according to the language of the country of origin:

(i) Insured.
(ii) Asegurado or Valor Declarado.
(iii) Assicurato or Valore Dichiarato.
(iv) Valeur Déclarée.

(v) V or V D (meaning valeur déclarée).

(vi) Wertangabe or Wertpaket.

(2) The determining factor as to whether a parcel is insured is not the appearance of a number alone, but the insurance indicium, which appears very near the insurance number. Ordinary parcels from other countries usually bear nurnbers also.

(b) Delivery. Deliver international insured parcels as prescribed in § 162.(b) of this chapter. § 43.9 Indemnity.

See Part 72 of this chapter.


(EXPRÈS) Sec. 44.1 Availability. 44.2 Marking. 44.3 Payment. 44.4 Processing. 44.5 Delivery in other countries. . AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 44 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22599, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted.

$ 44.1 Availability.

desire to use the special delivery service. The service applies to all postal union

The labels must be supplied to special dearticles (ordinary and registered, surface

livery dispatching desks also; and when and air) unless otherwise indicated. For

articles placed in post office drops or example, to Canada it applies only to ar

street boxes are observed to be prepaid ticles paid at the letter rate. Parcel post

for special delivery but do not bear the cannot be sent special delivery but may be

"Exprès” label or endorsement, the clerks prepaid for special handling. (See Part

must place labels on the articles. 45 of this chapter.)

(2) Special delivery mail is to be dis

patched to the appropriate U.S. exchange $ 44.2 Marking.

office in the manner prescribed in ReAn article intended for special delivery gional International Standpoint Surface service must have fixed to the cover near Scheme and Regional International the name of the country of destination Standpoint, all Classes, Airmail Scheme. an "Exprès (Special Delivery)” Label 57, (b) Incoming. (1) Foreign special deobtainable at the post office, or it may be

livery articles are to be delivered as premarked on the cover boldly in red “Exprès scribed in $ 16.6 of this chapter. These (Special Delivery).” A facsimile of the articles will bear a label, printed in red label is shown below:

or on a red background, containing the word "Exprès” or bear the notation "Ex

près" or "Special Delivery” in bold EXPRES


(2) Articles bearing U.S. special de

livery stamps sufficient to cover the doSpecial Delivery

mestic special delivery fee are to be dePOD Label 67

livered as special delivery mail even though the article does not bear the

"Expres” label or endorsement. § 44.3 Payment.

§ 44.5 Delivery in other countries. (a) Fees.

Delivery is made in the various countries according to the special delivery

regulations in force in the country of Weight


Class of mail Not more than 2 More PART 45—SPECIAL HANDLING

than 2 but not than 10
pounds more pounds

than 10

45.1 Availability. pounds

45.2 Fees.

45.3 Marking. Letters, letter packages,

45.4 Treatment. post cards, and airmail cents cents

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 45 other articles...

75 $0.90 Surface other articles. ---

issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407. 1.05

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22599, Oct. 20, 1972, unless

otherwise noted. (b) How paid. Senders may prepay the special delivery fee by special delivery

§ 45.1 Availability. stamps, ordinary postage stamps, or The special handling service for dometer stamps. Airmail stamps may be mestic third- and fourth-class mail is used if the article is to be sent by air. available also for surface parcel post and Special delivery stamps may be used postal union AO mail addressed to other only for the payment of the special countries. The service is optional except delivery fee. The special delivery fee must in the case of parcels for Canada conbe prepaid in addition to the regular taining baby (day-old) poultry and postage.

honey bees. Special handling service does (c) Shortpayment. See $ 23.2(a) (1) of not apply to airmail articles or parcels. this chapter.

$ 45.2 Fees. § 44.4 Processing.

Fee Weight

(cents) (a) Outgoing. (1) Employees at post Not more than 2 pounds-----office windows are to be supplied with the More than 2 pounds but not more than "Exprès (Special Delivery)” Label 57, 10 pounds... which is to be given to customers who More than 10 pounds--





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