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placed in an outer protective container the Directory of International Mail. The
information the sender must supply
May be Officially Opanod
(Pout etre ouvert d'ottico)
Detach and discard this portion o
separate declaration (Form 2976-A) or
an invoice enclosed in the packagt.
Contents in detail
Nature de la marebandise
When the label is used in its entirety
there is no need to enclose the paper
form of customs declaration Form
2976-A, in the package (see $ 21.4(b)),
except for countries which specifically
pendix.) If the sender prefers not to show
the outside of the article, or if for any
reason the use of the label in its entirety
is not practicable, the upper part (de-
stances, to be used on parcel post pack-
ages, nor are parcel post forms to be used
on postal union mail articles.
paper form of customs declaration (Form
2976-A) is available at post offices for
completion by the sender and enclosure
in paragraph (a) of this section. The
contents of the article must be indicated
in detail on the form. Notations of a
general character are not allowed. Form
2976-A is not to be used on parcel post
packages, nor are parcel post forms
described in § 31.4 to be used on postal
union articles. The following facsimile
(c) Furnishing to Public. Patrons re-
(d) Nonpostal documentation. Pack-
PART 22—RATES AND CONDITIONS
FOR SPECIFIC CLASSES
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 22
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 22 ap-
(a) Rates—(1) Surface. The surface
(2) Airmail. Canada and Mexico, 10
(b) Weight limits. The weight limit for
(c) Dimensions—(1) Maximum Di-
(2) Minimum dimensions. The address
(d) Restrictions. Letters and letter packages may not contain current communications exchanged between persons other than the sender and the addressee or persons living with them.
(e) Merchandise in letters—(1) Dutiable merchandise. Letters or letter packages may contain merchandise which is dutiable in the country of destination unless the country is unwilling to accept such mailings. If a country prohibits dutiable merchandise in letters this is shown under “Prohibitions” in the country item in the Directory of International Mail. The postal service is not able to inform patrons whether or not any items are dutiable in other countries. When mailing articles which may be dutiable, senders must comply with the provisions concerning documentation shown in § 21.4 and with any special instructions in the Directory of International Mail.
(2) Nondutiable merchandise. Articles which the senders know are not dutiable may be mailed to countries which do not accept dutiable merchandise, but only at the risk of the senders. The U.S. Postal Service assumes no responsibility for the treatment which such articles may be given by the foreign postal or customs authorities. As the presence of the green label (Form 2976) mentioned in § 21.4(a) generally denotes dutiable contents, it should be omitted from letter-mail articles when the sender knows the contents are not dutiable.
(f) Endorsement. Senders should add the words "Letter (lettre)” on the address side of letters and letter packages which, because of their size or manner of preparation, may be mistaken for matter of another class.
(g) Preparation and addressing. See § 21.1. § 22.2 Post cards.
(a) Rates--(1) Surface. Canada and Mexico, 5 cents single; reply-paid, 5 cents each half. All other countries, 8 cents single; reply-paid, 8 cents each half.
(2) Airmail. Canada and Mexico, 8 cents single; reply-paid, 10 cents on message half, 5 cents (surface rate) on reply half. All other countries, 13 cents single; reply-paid, letter rate (see § 22.1(a) (2)) on message half and 8 cents (surface rate) on reply half. Postage for return of the reply card by air can not be paid with U.S. stamps. See § 41.3(c) regarding prepayment of foreign reply-paid cards
to be transmitted to other countries by airmail.
(3) Other rates. The letter rate (surface or air), or the surface printed matter rate if the card conforms to printed matter requirements, applies to double
rds without prepaid reply and to single cards exceeding the dimensions for post cards.
(b) Dimensions. Maximum dimensions, 6 by 41/4 inches. Minimum dimensions, 414 by 3 inches.
(c) Requirements-(1) Form and marketing. Post cards shall be made of cardboard that meets the material and color specifications in § 131.2(b) (2) or of paper strong enough to withstand handling. Government postal cards may be used and postage added as required. Post cards of private manufacture must bear on the front the heading “Post Card,” although this is not obligatory for picture post cards.
(2) Preparation, addressing, and mailing. Post cards shall be sent unenclosed, without wrapper or envelope. The right half, at least, of the address side is reserved for the address of the addressee and the notations or labels relating to the service. The sender may use the back and the left half of the address side. Postage must appear on the address side, in the upper right corner of the card; otherwise, the card is treated as unprepaid. Undeliverable post cards are disposed of in the country of address unless they bear the name and address of the sender.
(3) Attachments. Do not join or attach samples of merchandise or similar articles to post cards. However, illustrations, photographs, stamps of any kind, labels and clippings of any kind, of paper or other very thin material, as well as address labels or slips to be folded back, may be glued thereto, on condition that they do not alter the character of the post cards and that they adhere completely to the card. These articles may be glued only on the back or left half of the address side of the card, except address slips, tabs, or labels which may occupy the entire address side. Stamps of any kind, likely to be confused with postage stamps, may be placed only on the back.
(d) Reply-paid cards (1) Availability. Reply-paid postal cards, bearing the required endorsements and imprinted postage are available at post offices. The domestic reply-paid postal card shall not be used in the international mail, except
that it may be used to Canada and Mexico after adding the headings prescribed in $ 22.2(d) (2) for private cards.
(2) Private cards. Double cards which are privately prepared for use as replypaid cards shall bear in printing on the front, in the French language, as the heading of the first or message part, the words “Carte postale avec résponse payée" (post card with reply paid), and the words “Carte postale réponse" (reply post card) as the heading on the second or reply part. Each of the two parts must fulfill the other conditions laid down for a single card. Prepayment of the two halves shall be by means of U.S. postage or meter stamps affixed to each half.
(3) Preparation and mailing. The two parts of a reply-paid card are folded one part over the other, so that the fold forms the upper edge, and they may not be sealed in any manner. Prepare the card so that when it is folded the address of the addressee is on the part bearing the words “Carte postale avec réponse payée,” and the address on the reply part is folded on the inside. The sender may have printed on the back of the reply half a questionnaire to be filled in by the addressee. The latter may return the inquiry half attached to the reply-portion, in which case the address on the inquiry half is crossed out and folded on the inside of the card.
(4) Validity of postage. The prepayment of the reply by means of U.S. postage is valid only if the card is addressed to this country. If this condition is not met, it is treated as an unprepaid post card.
(5) Foreign cards. See § 21.2(f). $ 22.3 Printed matter.
(a) Rates—(1) Surface. Surface rates for printed matter are as follows:
(i) Regular printed matter. The rates on regular printed matter, that is, printed matter other than books, sheet music, publishers' second-class and publishers' controlled circulation publica. tions described in b, c, and d of this section, are:
(a) To Canada and Mexico-6 cents for the first 2 ounces and 2 cents for each additional ounce or fraction.
(b) To countries other than Canada and Mexico-6 cents for the first 2 ounces and 4 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(ii) Books and sheet music. The rates on books meeting the qualifications in
$ 35.2 (a) (4) (i) and on printed sheet music are:
(a) To Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Republic of Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela–14 cents for the first 10 ounces and 1 cent for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(b) To all other countries—14 cents for the first 10 ounces and 112 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(c) Regular printed matter rates may be used where lower.
(iii) Second-class publications. The rates on publications entered domestically as second-class, when mailed by the publishers or by registered news agents, are:
(a) To PUAS countries (see § 11.2)— 3 cents for the first 2 ounces and 1 cent for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(b) To all other countries—4 cents for the first 2 ounces and 1/2 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(c) No separate rates are provided for nonprofit publications or for classroom publications. These second-class publications are subject to the rates stated in c(1) and c(2) of this section. Complete sample copies may also be mailed at those rates, whether or not the number of such sample copies exceeds 10 percent of the subscriber copies. Copies mailed by the public are subject to the regular printed matter rates stated in § 22.4(a) (1) (i).
(iv) Controlled circulation publications. The rates on periodicals that are approved domestically as controlled circulation publications, when mailed by the publishers are 5 cents for the first 2 ounces and 2 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction, to all countries.
(2) Airmail. AO (other articles) air rates apply, as follows:
(i) To Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean islands, Bahamas, Bermuda, and St. Pierre and Miquelon, 40 cents for the first 2 ounces and 10 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction. To Canada the letter rate of 10 cents per ounce applies.
(ii) To South America, Europe (except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and U.S.S.R.) and Mediterranean Africa, 50 cents for the first 2 ounces and 20 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(iii) To Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, U.S.S.R., Asia, the Pacific, and Africa (other than Mediterranean), 60 cents for the first 2 ounces and 30 cents for each additional 2 ounces or fraction.
(iv) The rates are shown under the country items in the appendix.
(b) Weight limits. (1) The following weight limits apply to individual packages of printed matter:
For countries not listed below...
offices in Northern Africa), and Spanish West Africa.
El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Republic of Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua,
(2) See § 22.3(f) concerning use of di text has been modified after printing, rect sacks for mailing large quantities except for the additions mentioned in of prints to one addressee.
§ 22.4(d) (4). (3) Packages or bundles of second (ii) Stamps or forms of prepayment, class and controlled circulation publica canceled or not, including Internal Revetions mailed to Canada by publishers nue strip stamps, and all printed papers or registered news agents may weigh up representing a monetary value. to 30 pounds. When mailed by other than (iii) Articles of stationery in quantipublishers or news agents, the weight ties of more than one article per packlimit is 6 pounds 9 ounces.
age. This includes letterheads, billheads (c) Dimensions. Maximum and mini unused cards, diaries, checkbooks, memo mum dimensions are the same as for pads, and other similar items having letters and letter packages, See $ 22.1(c). some printing on them but on which
(d) Description—(1) General defini additional entries are intended to be tion. The term printed matter applies made. to reproductions on paper, cardboard (iv) Framed photographs and certifi. or other materials commonly used in cates. printing, produced in several identical (V) Photographic negatives and slides copies by means of a mechanical or (vi) Films. photographic process involving use of (vii) Phonograph records and other a plate, stencil, or negative. Several types of sound recordings, except under copies of printed matter items may be the conditions prescribed in § 22.3(d) (2) sent together in a single package, but
(i); also perforated papers intended to they must not bear names and addresses be used on automatic musical instruof different senders or addresses.
ments. (2) Articles specially admitted. The
(viii) Playing cards. following may be mailed as printed mat (ix) Typewritten matter, or carbor ter if they otherwise conform to the pre
copies thereof, except as authorized ir scribed conditions of form and makeup,
paragraphs (d) (4) and (d) (5) of this even though they may be wholly or
section. partly handwritten or typed:
(4) Permitted additions. The following (i) Communications (including those additions may be made by hand or by in the form of sound recordings) ex any other process on condition that the changed between students in schools,
additions must have a direct bearing or provided they are sent through the in the printed matter on which they are termediary of the heads of the schools. placed and must not give the text the
(ii) Original and corrected exercises character of personal correspondence: of students, without any notes not relat (i) Name and address of sender and ing directly to the execution of the work. addressee, with or without showing the
(iii) Manuscripts of literary works or status, profession, and style. of newspapers.
(ii) Place and date of mailing of the (3) Items not admissible. The follow
item ing are not admitted as printed matter: (iii) Serial or registration number
(i) Printed papers which bear any referring solely to the item. marks whatever capable of constituting (iv) Correction of printing errors. a conventional language or those whose (v) Deletion, marking, or underlining