International Mail: Proposed Changes in Postal Rates and Fees, 54493-54510 [05-18260]

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AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Postal Service, under its authority in Title 39 U.S.C. 407, is proposing changes to international mail postage rates and fees. As provided under the Postal Reorganization Act, the proposed changes will result in VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 international postage rates that retain the overall value of service to customers, are fair and reasonable, and are not unduly or unreasonably discriminatory or preferential. The total international rate increase is 5.9 percent. To the extent possible, the targeted increase is 5.4 percent acrossthe-board, consistent with our domestic rate filing with the Postal Rate Commission. We are proposing to implement this international pricing change at the same time as the domestic pricing change. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Mailing Standards, Attn: Obataiye Akinwole, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., RM 3436, Washington, DC 20260–3436. You may also fax written comments to 202–268– 4955. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at USPS Headquarters Library, 11th Floor North, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202–268–7262, or Thomas P. Philson at 202–268–7355. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service is proposing to change international postage rates and fees concurrent with the implementation of new domestic postage rates and fees. We also plan to realign certain Express Mail and Air Parcel Post rate groups based on operational changes that have taken place since the last rate change in 2001. This realignment will enhance service to some European and Asian countries. The total international rate increase is 5.9 percent. To the extent possible, we targeted the same 5.4 percent across-theboard increase we requested in our domestic rate filing with the Postal Rate Commission. However, for some services and country groups, our proposed increase is more than 5.4 percent. There are two reasons for this difference. First, unlike domestic rates, international rates have not changed since January 2001. During that time, costs have increased. To cover those increases, we need to raise some rates more than 5.4 percent. Second, rates were rounded, in some cases to the nearest $0.05. This rounding resulted in increases for services such as postcards and aerogrammes of more than 5.4 percent. Postcards and aerogrammes are predominantly retail services, and we rounded those rates for customer convenience. There are five principal categories of international mail service, primarily differentiated by speed of service. They PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 54493 are Global Express Guaranteed (GXG), Global Express Mail (EMS), Global Priority Mail (GPM), Airmail, and Economy Mail. Following is a summary of our proposed changes. Global Express Guaranteed (GXGTM) Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) is an international expedited delivery service providing high-speed, guaranteed, and time-definite service from selected post offices to many international destinations. GXG is available for documents (correspondence) and merchandise. Our proposal would increase rates approximately 5.3 percent. Global Express MailTM (EMS) Global Express Mail (EMS) is an international expedited delivery service provided to approximately 180 countries. Our proposal would increase rates 5.7 percent. For most country groups, the increase is an across-theboard 5.4 percent, rounded to the nearest $0.05. However, with enhanced service and operational changes, rates to certain Asian destinations increased more than 5.4 percent to cover costs. Global Priority Mail (GPM) Global Priority Mail (GPM) is an expedited airmail letter service for documents, printed matter, and uninsured merchandise up to 4 pounds to approximately 50 countries. Our proposal would increase rates 5.6 percent. The proposed change represents an across-the-board 5.4 percent increase, rounded to the nearest $0.25. Because of this rounding, the rate increase is more than 5.4 percent. Air Letters Air letters includes personal correspondence, statements of account, printed matter, and uninsured merchandise weighing up to 4 pounds. Our proposal would increase rates 5.2 percent. Postcards and Postal Cards Postcards and postal cards are unsealed personal and business correspondence similar to First-Class Mail domestic postcards. Our proposal would increase rates 7.8 percent. The proposed change represents a 5.4 percent increase rounded to the nearest $0.05. Because of this rounding, the rate increase is more than 5.4 percent. Postcards are predominantly a retail service, and we rounded rates for customer convenience. Aerogrammes Aerogrammes are designed for personal correspondence and consist of E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 54494 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules a single page that folds into a selfsealing envelope. There is no domestic equivalent to this service. Our proposal would increase rates 7.1 percent. The proposed change represents a 5.4 percent increase, rounded to the nearest $0.05. Because of this rounding, the rate increase is more than 5.4 percent. Aerogrammes are predominantly a retail service, and we rounded rates for customer convenience. Air Parcels Air parcels resemble and are treated similar to heavier-weight domestic Priority Mail. Our proposal would increase rates 5.4 percent. International Priority Airmail (IPA) International Priority Airmail (IPA) is a bulk air letter service for letter-post mail weighing up to 4 pounds. Presorted mail and drop ship discounts are available. Volume discounts are available through the International Customized Mail (ICM) program for customers who tender at least 1 million pounds of international letter-post mail (excluding Global Priority Mail) to the Postal Service, or pay at least $2 million in international letter-post postage to the Postal Service. Our proposal would increase rates 7.4 percent. For most country groups, the increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases to country group 3, rates increased more than 5.4 percent to cover costs. Economy Letters Economy letters consists of personal correspondence and business correspondence similar to air letters, except that economy letters travel by surface transportation. Our proposal would increase rates 9.7 percent. For country groups 1 and 4 the increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases to country groups 2, 3, and 5, rates increased more than 5.4 percent to cover costs. Economy Parcels Economy parcels resemble and are treated similar to domestic Parcel Post. Our proposal would increase rates 5.4 percent. Books and Sheet Music include printed sheet music or books with no advertising and consisting wholly of reading matter or scholarly bibliography. This mail is similar to domestic Media Mail and is transported by surface transportation. Our proposal would increase rates 15.1 percent. For country groups 2, 3, and 4, the increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases to rate groups 1 and 5, rates increased more than 5.4 percent. International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) is a bulk advertising and publications mail service for mail weighing up to 4 pounds. There is a 50-pound minimum per mailing. Presorted mail and drop ship discounts are available. Volume discounts are available through the ICM program for customers who tender at least 1 million pounds of international letter-post mail (excluding Global Priority Mail) to the Postal Service, or pay at least $2 million in international letter-post postage to the Postal Service. Our proposal would increase rates 5.3 percent. Direct Sacks of Printed Matter to One Addressee (M-Bags) Publishers’ Periodicals Publishers’ Periodicals, like domestic periodicals, include magazines, newspapers, journals, and other publications. Our proposal would increase rates 28.4 percent. Because this mail does not cover costs, we increased rates more than 5.4 percent. Special Services Linked to domestic fees M-Bags include printed matter and uninsured merchandise weighing up to 4 pounds and accompanying printed matter destined to a single address. MBags can be sent by airmail, economy mail, or ISAL. Our proposal would increase rates 7.8 percent. For most country groups, the increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases for airmail MBags, we increased country group 2 and economy M-Bag country group rates more than 5.4 percent. International Special Services fees linked to domestic fees are currently under review by the Postal Rate Commission in Docket No. R2005–1. All other international Special Services fees are included in this document. Not linked to domestic fees Insurance.1 International Money Orders. International Business Reply Mail. International Reply Coupons. Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee. Certificate of Mailing Recorded Delivery Express Mail Merchandise Insurance over $100 Restricted Delivery Return Receipt Registered Mail Pickup Fee 1 Insurance Books and Sheet Music fees for Canada are linked to domestic fees. EMS—Airmail Parcel Post Rate Group Assignments Some countries are reassigned from one country group to another because of changes in EMS and Air Parcel operations. The changes are listed in the table below. EMS Code 881 708 750 773 781 789 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. VerDate Aug<18>2005 Country From group Andorra ........................................................................................................................................... Australia ......................................................................................................................................... France ............................................................................................................................................ Hong Kong ..................................................................................................................................... Ireland ............................................................................................................................................ Korea, Republic of (South) ............................................................................................................ 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 To group 6 8 6 8 6 8 7 5 7 5 7 5 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54495 EMS—Continued Code Country From group 796 .............. 735 .............. 844 .............. Luxembourg ................................................................................................................................... Slovak Republic (Slovakia) ............................................................................................................ Spain .............................................................................................................................................. To group 6 6 6 7 7 7 AIRMAIL PARCEL POST Code 708 714 739 749 750 760 762 766 773 781 783 789 957 796 809 818 960 735 847 861 .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. .............. Country From group Australia ......................................................................................................................................... Belgium .......................................................................................................................................... Denmark ......................................................................................................................................... Finland ............................................................................................................................................ France ............................................................................................................................................ Germany ......................................................................................................................................... Gibraltar .......................................................................................................................................... Greece ............................................................................................................................................ Hong Kong ..................................................................................................................................... Ireland ............................................................................................................................................ Italy ................................................................................................................................................. Korea, Republic of (South) ............................................................................................................ Liechtenstein .................................................................................................................................. Luxembourg ................................................................................................................................... Netherlands .................................................................................................................................... Norway ........................................................................................................................................... San Marino ..................................................................................................................................... Slovak Republic (Slovakia) ............................................................................................................ Switzerland ..................................................................................................................................... Vatican City .................................................................................................................................... The rates, fees, and conditions of mailing proposed in this notice, if adopted, would become effective concurrent with any domestic rates adopted as a result of the current proceedings before the Postal Rate Commission (Docket No. R2005–1). All regulatory changes necessary to implement this proposal are given below. 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 revisions to the International Mail Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1. To group 9 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 9 6 6 9 6 6 6 6 9 6 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 Foreign relations, International postal services. 2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) to incorporate the following rates and fees: International Rates and Fees GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED—DOCUMENT SERVICE RATES/GROUPS Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 0.5 .................................... 1 ....................................... 2 ....................................... 3 ....................................... 4 ....................................... 5 ....................................... 6 ....................................... 7 ....................................... 8 ....................................... 9 ....................................... 10 ..................................... 11 ..................................... 12 ..................................... 13 ..................................... 14 ..................................... 15 ..................................... 16 ..................................... 17 ..................................... 18 ..................................... 19 ..................................... 20 ..................................... 21 ..................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 $25.25 34.75 40.00 42.25 45.25 48.50 50.50 53.75 55.75 58.00 61.25 63.25 65.25 68.50 70.50 72.75 76.00 78.00 80.00 83.25 85.25 87.50 Jkt 205001 Group 2 Group 3 $26.25 35.75 42.25 48.50 52.75 58.00 61.25 64.25 68.50 71.75 73.75 77.00 80.00 83.25 85.25 88.50 91.75 93.75 97.00 100.25 102.25 105.50 PO 00000 Frm 00012 $33.75 41.00 48.50 55.75 63.25 70.50 76.00 80.00 84.25 89.50 93.75 97.00 101.25 104.25 108.50 111.75 115.00 119.00 122.25 126.50 129.75 132.75 Fmt 4702 Group 4 Group 5 $33.75 47.50 54.75 62.25 69.50 77.00 84.25 90.75 98.00 105.50 109.50 115.00 121.25 126.50 131.75 137.00 143.25 148.50 154.00 159.25 164.50 169.75 Sfmt 4702 $47.50 54.75 68.50 83.25 98.00 111.75 125.50 138.00 150.75 164.50 174.00 184.50 195.00 205.50 216.00 225.50 235.00 243.50 250.75 259.25 266.75 274.00 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM Group 6 $34.75 49.50 58.00 65.25 71.75 79.00 84.25 90.75 96.00 101.25 107.50 110.75 115.00 119.00 123.25 127.50 131.75 136.00 140.25 144.50 148.50 151.75 15SEP1 Group 7 $35.75 48.50 54.75 63.25 71.75 79.00 86.50 93.75 101.25 108.50 116.00 122.25 128.50 133.75 139.25 144.50 149.75 155.00 161.25 167.50 174.00 180.25 Group 8 $68.50 79.00 93.75 106.50 118.00 130.75 143.25 156.00 168.75 181.25 189.75 201.25 214.00 226.50 238.25 250.75 262.50 274.00 285.75 297.25 308.75 318.25 54496 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED—DOCUMENT SERVICE RATES/GROUPS—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 1 ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 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..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 89.50 91.75 94.75 97.00 99.00 101.25 103.25 105.50 108.50 110.75 112.75 115.00 118.00 120.25 122.25 124.25 126.50 128.50 130.75 132.75 137.00 139.25 141.25 144.50 146.50 148.50 150.75 154.00 156.00 160.25 162.25 164.50 167.50 168.75 170.75 171.75 172.75 175.00 176.00 178.25 179.25 180.25 181.25 182.25 183.50 184.50 185.50 186.50 187.50 Group 2 Group 3 107.50 110.75 113.75 116.00 119.00 121.25 124.25 126.50 130.75 133.75 136.00 138.00 139.25 141.25 143.25 145.50 147.50 149.75 151.75 154.00 156.00 158.00 159.25 161.25 163.25 164.50 166.50 168.75 171.75 174.00 176.00 178.25 179.25 181.25 182.25 184.50 185.50 187.50 189.75 190.75 191.75 194.00 195.00 197.00 198.25 200.25 202.25 203.50 204.50 137.00 140.25 144.50 147.50 150.75 155.00 158.00 161.25 166.50 170.75 174.00 178.25 181.25 184.50 188.75 191.75 196.00 199.25 202.25 206.50 209.75 214.00 217.00 221.25 224.50 227.75 232.00 235.00 241.25 244.50 248.75 252.00 256.00 259.25 263.50 266.75 269.75 274.00 277.25 281.50 284.50 288.75 292.00 296.25 299.25 302.50 306.75 310.00 314.00 Group 4 Group 5 175.00 180.25 185.50 190.75 196.00 200.25 205.50 210.75 218.25 223.50 228.75 234.00 239.25 244.50 248.75 254.00 259.25 264.50 269.75 275.00 280.25 285.75 291.00 295.00 300.50 305.75 311.00 316.25 324.75 330.00 335.25 340.50 345.75 351.00 356.25 361.50 366.75 372.00 377.25 382.50 386.75 392.00 397.25 402.75 408.00 413.25 418.50 423.75 429.00 282.50 289.75 298.25 305.75 314.00 321.50 330.00 337.25 348.75 356.25 364.75 372.00 380.50 389.00 396.25 404.75 412.00 419.50 425.75 433.25 440.50 448.00 455.25 462.75 470.00 476.50 483.75 491.25 503.75 511.25 518.50 526.00 533.25 540.75 548.00 555.50 561.75 569.25 576.50 584.00 590.25 598.75 601.75 613.50 613.50 625.00 627.25 636.50 636.50 Group 6 156.00 160.25 164.50 168.75 172.75 177.00 181.25 185.50 191.75 196.00 200.25 204.50 208.75 213.00 217.00 221.25 225.50 229.75 234.00 238.25 242.50 246.75 250.75 255.00 259.25 263.50 267.75 272.00 278.25 278.25 286.75 291.00 295.00 298.25 303.50 306.75 312.00 315.25 320.50 323.50 330.00 332.00 338.25 340.50 346.75 348.75 355.25 357.25 363.75 Group 7 185.50 190.75 196.00 201.25 206.50 211.75 217.00 222.50 227.75 233.00 238.25 243.50 248.75 254.00 259.25 264.50 269.75 275.00 280.25 285.75 291.00 296.25 301.50 306.75 312.00 317.25 322.50 327.75 333.00 338.25 343.50 348.75 354.25 359.50 364.75 370.00 375.25 380.50 385.75 391.00 396.25 401.50 406.75 412.00 417.50 422.75 428.00 433.25 438.50 Group 8 327.75 335.25 342.50 351.00 358.25 365.75 374.25 381.50 393.25 401.50 409.00 417.50 424.75 433.25 440.50 449.00 456.50 463.75 472.25 479.50 488.00 495.50 503.75 511.25 518.50 527.00 534.50 542.75 556.50 572.25 572.25 589.25 589.25 603.00 603.00 615.50 615.50 629.25 629.25 645.00 645.00 660.75 660.75 676.75 676.75 692.50 692.50 708.25 708.25 GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED—NON-DOCUMENT SERVICE RATES/GROUPS Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 1 ....................................... 2 ....................................... 3 ....................................... 4 ....................................... 5 ....................................... 6 ....................................... 7 ....................................... 8 ....................................... 9 ....................................... 10 ..................................... 11 ..................................... 12 ..................................... 13 ..................................... 14 ..................................... 15 ..................................... 16 ..................................... 17 ..................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 $38.00 43.25 46.50 49.50 52.75 54.75 58.00 60.00 62.25 65.25 67.50 69.50 72.75 74.75 77.00 80.00 82.25 Jkt 205001 Group 2 Group 3 $40.00 47.50 53.75 58.00 63.25 66.50 69.50 74.75 78.00 81.25 84.25 87.50 90.75 92.75 96.00 99.00 102.25 PO 00000 Frm 00013 $46.50 53.75 61.25 68.50 76.00 81.25 85.25 90.75 96.00 100.25 105.50 109.50 112.75 117.00 120.25 123.25 127.50 Fmt 4702 Group 4 Group 5 $50.50 58.00 67.50 74.75 82.25 89.50 96.00 103.25 110.75 117.00 122.25 128.50 133.75 139.25 144.50 150.75 156.00 Sfmt 4702 $62.25 76.00 90.75 105.50 119.00 132.75 145.50 158.00 171.75 186.50 197.00 207.75 218.25 228.75 241.25 250.75 259.25 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM Group 6 $54.75 63.25 70.50 77.00 84.25 89.50 96.00 101.25 106.50 112.75 118.00 122.25 126.50 130.75 138.00 142.25 146.50 15SEP1 Group 7 $58.00 61.25 66.50 73.75 81.25 88.50 96.00 103.25 110.75 118.00 124.25 129.75 136.00 141.25 146.50 151.75 157.00 Group 8 $86.50 101.25 115.00 126.50 141.25 154.00 166.50 179.25 191.75 200.25 217.00 229.75 242.50 254.00 266.75 278.25 289.75 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54497 GLOBAL EXPRESS GUARANTEED—NON-DOCUMENT SERVICE RATES/GROUPS—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 1 ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 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..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 84.25 87.50 91.75 93.75 96.00 98.00 101.25 103.25 105.50 107.50 109.50 111.75 115.00 117.00 119.00 121.25 124.25 126.50 128.50 130.75 132.75 135.00 137.00 139.25 143.25 145.50 147.50 150.75 152.75 155.00 157.00 159.25 160.25 164.50 166.50 168.75 171.75 172.75 175.00 176.00 177.00 179.25 179.25 181.25 182.25 183.50 184.50 185.50 186.50 187.50 188.75 189.75 190.75 Group 2 Group 3 105.50 108.50 112.75 116.00 118.00 121.25 124.25 126.50 128.50 129.75 132.75 135.00 139.25 142.25 144.50 146.50 148.50 150.75 152.75 155.00 157.00 159.25 161.25 163.25 165.50 167.50 168.75 170.75 172.75 174.00 176.00 178.25 181.25 183.50 185.50 187.50 188.75 190.75 191.75 194.00 195.00 197.00 199.25 203.50 204.50 206.50 207.75 209.75 210.75 213.00 215.00 216.00 217.00 Group 4 130.75 135.00 138.00 141.25 145.50 148.50 152.75 156.00 161.25 165.50 168.75 171.75 177.00 181.25 184.50 188.75 191.75 195.00 199.25 202.25 206.50 209.75 213.00 217.00 220.25 224.50 227.75 232.00 235.00 238.25 242.50 245.50 252.00 255.00 259.25 262.50 266.75 269.75 274.00 277.25 280.25 284.50 287.75 292.00 295.00 299.25 302.50 306.75 310.00 313.00 317.25 320.50 324.75 Group 5 161.25 166.50 174.00 179.25 184.50 189.75 195.00 200.25 205.50 209.75 215.00 220.25 227.75 233.00 238.25 243.50 248.75 254.00 258.25 263.50 268.75 274.00 282.50 287.75 293.00 298.25 303.50 311.00 316.25 321.50 326.75 332.00 337.25 342.50 347.75 353.00 358.25 363.75 369.00 374.25 379.50 384.75 390.00 395.25 399.50 404.75 410.00 415.25 420.50 425.75 431.00 436.25 441.75 Group 6 266.75 275.00 282.50 289.75 298.25 305.75 314.00 321.50 330.00 337.25 345.75 353.00 364.75 372.00 380.50 387.75 396.25 404.75 412.00 420.50 428.00 435.25 441.75 449.00 456.50 463.75 471.25 478.50 486.00 492.25 499.50 507.00 519.50 525.00 532.25 539.75 547.00 554.50 561.75 569.25 575.50 582.75 590.25 597.50 604.00 612.25 615.50 627.25 627.25 638.75 640.75 650.25 650.25 150.75 155.00 159.25 162.25 166.50 170.75 175.00 179.25 183.50 187.50 191.75 196.00 202.25 206.50 210.75 215.00 219.25 223.50 227.75 232.00 236.00 240.25 244.50 248.75 253.00 257.25 261.50 265.50 269.75 274.00 278.25 282.50 288.75 291.00 297.25 301.50 305.75 308.75 314.00 317.25 322.50 325.75 331.00 334.00 340.50 342.50 348.75 351.00 357.25 359.50 365.75 367.75 374.25 Group 7 163.25 169.75 176.00 182.25 187.50 193.00 198.25 203.50 208.75 214.00 219.25 224.50 229.75 235.00 240.25 245.50 250.75 256.00 261.50 266.75 272.00 277.25 282.50 287.75 293.00 298.25 303.50 308.75 314.00 319.25 324.75 330.00 335.25 340.50 345.75 351.00 356.25 361.50 366.75 372.00 377.25 382.50 387.75 393.25 398.50 403.75 409.00 414.25 419.50 424.75 430.00 435.25 440.50 Group 8 301.50 313.00 324.75 334.00 343.50 351.00 358.25 366.75 374.25 381.50 390.00 397.25 409.00 417.50 424.75 433.25 440.50 454.25 461.75 470.00 477.50 484.75 493.25 500.75 509.00 516.50 525.00 532.25 534.50 542.75 550.25 558.50 572.25 588.25 588.25 605.00 605.00 618.75 618.75 631.25 631.25 645.00 645.00 660.75 660.75 676.75 676.75 692.50 692.50 708.25 708.25 724.00 724.00 GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 0.5 ................................ 1 ................................... 2 ................................... 3 ................................... 4 ................................... 5 ................................... 6 ................................... 7 ................................... 8 ................................... 9 ................................... 10 ................................. 11 ................................. 12 ................................. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 $16.25 17.15 17.90 19.25 20.30 21.60 24.00 26.35 28.70 31.10 33.45 35.85 38.20 Jkt 205001 Group 2 $17.75 21.10 25.00 29.10 32.80 36.05 38.35 40.70 43.00 45.30 47.65 49.95 52.30 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Group 3 Group 4 $21.00 26.10 30.30 34.50 37.70 40.85 44.00 47.15 50.35 53.50 56.65 59.80 63.00 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $18.25 22.55 26.85 31.15 35.45 39.45 43.00 46.55 50.10 53.65 57.20 60.75 64.30 Group 5 $20.00 24.00 27.45 32.15 36.80 41.30 45.80 50.30 54.75 59.25 63.70 68.20 72.65 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 6 $18.00 20.20 22.80 26.30 29.65 33.55 36.85 40.10 43.35 46.65 49.90 53.15 56.45 Group 7 $24.25 27.40 30.55 33.75 36.90 40.05 43.40 46.80 50.15 53.55 56.90 60.30 63.65 54498 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 1 ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. 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................................. 40.60 42.95 45.30 47.70 50.05 52.45 54.80 57.20 59.55 61.90 64.30 66.65 69.05 71.40 73.80 76.15 78.50 80.90 83.25 85.65 88.00 90.40 92.75 95.10 97.50 99.85 102.25 104.60 107.00 109.35 111.70 114.10 116.45 118.85 121.20 123.60 125.95 128.30 130.70 133.05 135.45 137.80 140.20 142.55 144.95 147.30 149.65 152.05 154.40 156.80 159.15 161.55 163.90 166.25 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 2 Group 3 54.60 56.90 59.25 61.55 63.85 66.20 68.50 70.85 73.15 75.45 77.80 80.10 82.40 84.75 87.05 89.40 91.70 94.00 96.35 98.65 100.95 103.30 105.60 107.95 110.25 112.55 114.90 117.20 119.50 121.85 124.15 126.50 128.80 131.10 133.45 135.75 138.05 140.40 142.70 145.05 147.35 149.65 152.00 154.30 156.60 158.95 161.25 163.60 165.90 168.20 170.55 172.85 175.15 177.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 4 66.15 69.30 72.45 75.60 78.80 81.95 85.10 88.25 91.45 94.60 97.75 100.90 104.10 107.25 110.40 113.55 116.75 119.90 123.05 126.20 129.40 132.55 135.70 138.85 142.05 145.20 148.35 151.50 154.65 157.85 161.00 164.15 167.30 170.50 173.65 176.80 179.95 183.15 186.30 189.45 192.60 195.80 198.95 202.10 205.25 208.45 211.60 214.75 217.90 221.10 224.25 227.40 230.55 233.70 N/A N/A N/A N/A 67.80 71.35 74.90 78.45 82.00 85.55 89.10 92.65 96.20 99.70 103.25 106.80 110.35 113.90 117.45 121.00 124.55 128.05 131.60 135.15 138.70 142.25 145.80 149.35 152.90 156.45 159.95 163.50 167.05 170.60 174.15 177.70 181.25 184.80 188.35 191.85 195.40 198.95 202.50 206.05 209.60 213.15 216.70 220.20 223.75 227.30 230.85 234.40 237.95 241.50 245.05 248.60 252.10 255.65 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 5 77.15 81.65 86.10 90.60 95.05 99.55 104.05 108.50 113.00 117.45 121.95 126.45 130.90 135.40 139.85 144.35 148.80 153.30 157.80 162.25 166.75 171.20 175.70 180.20 184.65 189.15 193.60 198.10 202.60 207.05 211.55 216.00 220.50 225.00 229.45 233.95 238.40 242.90 247.35 251.85 256.35 260.80 265.30 269.75 274.25 278.75 283.20 287.70 292.15 296.65 301.15 305.60 310.10 314.55 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 6 59.70 63.00 66.25 69.50 72.80 76.05 79.30 82.60 85.85 89.10 92.40 95.65 98.90 102.20 105.45 108.70 112.00 115.25 118.50 121.80 125.05 128.30 131.60 134.85 138.15 141.40 144.65 147.95 151.20 154.45 157.75 161.00 164.25 167.55 170.80 174.05 177.35 180.60 183.85 187.15 190.40 193.65 196.95 200.20 203.45 206.75 210.00 213.30 216.55 219.80 223.10 226.35 229.60 232.90 235.65 238.40 241.15 243.90 Group 7 67.05 70.40 73.80 77.15 80.55 83.90 87.25 90.65 94.00 97.40 100.75 104.15 107.50 110.90 114.25 117.65 121.00 124.35 127.75 131.10 134.50 137.85 141.25 144.60 148.00 151.35 154.75 158.10 161.45 164.85 168.20 171.60 174.95 178.35 181.70 185.10 188.45 191.85 195.20 198.55 201.95 205.30 208.70 212.05 215.45 218.80 222.20 225.55 228.95 232.30 235.65 239.05 242.40 245.80 249.55 253.30 257.05 260.80 GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL Weight not over (lbs.) Group 8 0.5 ........................................................................................ 1 ........................................................................................... 2 ........................................................................................... 3 ........................................................................................... 4 ........................................................................................... 5 ........................................................................................... 6 ........................................................................................... 7 ........................................................................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Group 9 $18.00 21.60 25.30 29.50 33.75 37.95 42.35 46.80 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $20.00 23.20 27.40 31.60 36.90 42.15 47.05 51.95 Group 10 $24.00 26.60 29.80 34.25 38.45 42.95 47.45 51.90 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 11 $30.00 32.95 37.40 42.70 47.15 52.45 57.45 62.45 Group 12 $23.50 26.10 29.50 33.75 37.95 42.15 46.40 50.60 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54499 GLOBAL EXPRESS MAIL—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) Group 8 8 ........................................................................................... 9 ........................................................................................... 10 ......................................................................................... 11 ......................................................................................... 12 ......................................................................................... 13 ......................................................................................... 14 ......................................................................................... 15 ......................................................................................... 16 ......................................................................................... 17 ......................................................................................... 18 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......................................................................................... 49 ......................................................................................... 50 ......................................................................................... 51 ......................................................................................... 52 ......................................................................................... 53 ......................................................................................... 54 ......................................................................................... 55 ......................................................................................... 56 ......................................................................................... 57 ......................................................................................... 58 ......................................................................................... 59 ......................................................................................... 60 ......................................................................................... 61 ......................................................................................... 62 ......................................................................................... 63 ......................................................................................... 64 ......................................................................................... 65 ......................................................................................... 66 ......................................................................................... 67 ......................................................................................... 68 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Group 9 51.20 55.65 60.10 64.50 68.95 73.35 77.80 82.20 86.65 91.05 95.50 99.90 104.35 108.75 113.20 117.65 122.05 126.50 130.90 135.35 139.75 144.20 148.60 153.05 157.45 161.90 166.30 170.75 175.15 179.60 184.05 188.45 192.90 197.30 201.75 206.15 210.60 215.00 219.45 223.85 228.30 232.70 237.15 241.60 246.00 250.45 254.85 259.30 263.70 268.15 272.55 277.00 281.40 285.85 290.25 294.70 299.15 303.55 308.00 313.00 318.00 323.00 328.00 Group 10 56.85 61.75 66.65 71.55 76.45 81.35 86.25 91.15 96.05 100.95 105.85 110.80 115.70 120.60 125.50 130.40 135.30 140.20 145.10 150.00 154.90 159.80 164.70 169.60 174.50 179.40 184.30 189.20 194.10 199.00 203.90 208.80 213.70 218.60 223.50 228.40 233.30 238.20 243.10 248.00 252.90 257.80 262.70 267.60 272.50 277.40 282.30 287.20 292.10 297.00 301.90 306.80 311.70 316.60 321.50 326.40 331.30 336.25 341.15 346.15 351.15 356.15 361.15 56.40 60.85 65.35 69.85 74.30 78.80 83.25 87.75 92.25 96.70 101.20 105.65 110.15 114.60 119.10 123.60 128.05 132.55 137.00 141.50 146.00 150.45 154.95 159.40 163.90 168.40 172.85 177.35 181.80 186.30 190.75 195.25 199.75 204.20 208.70 213.15 217.65 222.15 226.60 231.10 235.55 240.05 244.55 249.00 253.50 257.95 262.45 266.95 271.40 275.90 280.35 284.85 289.30 293.80 298.30 302.75 307.25 311.70 316.20 320.95 325.70 330.45 335.20 Group 11 67.45 72.45 77.45 82.50 87.50 92.50 97.50 102.50 107.50 112.50 117.50 122.55 127.55 132.55 137.55 142.55 147.55 152.55 157.55 162.60 167.60 172.60 177.60 182.60 187.60 192.60 197.65 202.65 207.65 212.65 217.65 222.65 227.65 232.65 237.70 242.70 247.70 252.70 257.70 262.70 267.70 272.70 277.75 282.75 287.75 292.75 297.75 302.75 307.75 312.75 317.80 322.80 327.80 332.80 337.80 342.80 347.80 352.85 357.85 363.10 368.35 373.60 378.85 Group 12 54.80 59.00 63.25 67.45 71.65 75.90 80.10 84.30 88.55 92.75 96.95 101.20 105.40 109.60 113.85 118.05 122.25 126.50 130.70 134.90 139.15 143.35 147.55 151.80 156.00 160.20 164.40 168.65 172.85 177.05 181.30 185.50 189.70 193.95 198.15 202.35 206.60 210.80 215.00 219.25 223.45 227.65 231.90 236.10 240.30 244.55 248.75 252.95 257.20 261.40 265.60 269.80 274.05 278.25 282.45 286.70 290.90 295.10 299.35 303.85 308.35 312.85 317.35 EMS corporate account: 5 percent discount from single-piece rates. GLOBAL PRIORITY MAIL—FLAT-RATE ENVELOPE Destination Small Canada and Mexico ................................................................................................................................................. Other Countries ....................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 $4.25 5.25 Large $7.50 9.50 54500 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules GLOBAL PRIORITY MAIL—VARIABLE WEIGHT Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 0.5 ........................................................................................ 1 ........................................................................................... 1.5 ........................................................................................ 2 ........................................................................................... 2.5 ........................................................................................ 3 ........................................................................................... 3.5 ........................................................................................ 4 ........................................................................................... Group 2 $6.25 8.50 9.50 11.50 12.75 14.75 16.75 19.00 Group 3 $7.50 9.50 10.50 13.75 16.75 20.00 23.25 26.25 $8.50 10.50 12.75 15.75 19.00 22.25 24.25 27.50 Group 4 Group 5 $9.50 11.50 13.75 16.75 20.00 23.25 25.25 28.50 $8.50 12.75 14.75 18.00 22.25 25.25 29.50 32.75 All Countries ........................................................................................................................................................................................ $0.75 AEROGRAMMES POSTAL CARDS AND POSTCARDS Other countries Canada & Mexico $0.55 ........................................................................................................................................................................ $0.75 Republic of Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia $0.34 AIRMAIL LETTER-POST Weight not over (ozs.) Group 1 1 ........................................................................................... 2 ........................................................................................... 3 ........................................................................................... 4 ........................................................................................... 5 ........................................................................................... 6 ........................................................................................... 7 ........................................................................................... 8 ........................................................................................... 12 ......................................................................................... 16 ......................................................................................... 20 ......................................................................................... 24 ......................................................................................... 28 ......................................................................................... 32 ......................................................................................... 36 ......................................................................................... 40 ......................................................................................... 44 ......................................................................................... 48 ......................................................................................... 52 ......................................................................................... 56 ......................................................................................... 60 ......................................................................................... 64 ......................................................................................... Group 2 $0.63 0.90 1.15 1.40 1.70 1.95 2.20 2.50 3.25 3.95 4.65 5.30 6.00 6.70 7.40 8.05 8.75 9.45 10.15 10.90 11.65 12.40 Group 3 $0.63 0.90 1.30 1.75 2.15 2.60 3.00 3.45 4.20 5.45 6.65 7.85 9.05 10.30 11.55 12.80 14.05 15.35 16.65 17.95 19.30 20.60 $0.84 1.70 2.55 3.35 4.20 5.05 5.90 6.75 7.95 9.15 10.40 11.60 12.80 14.00 15.30 16.55 17.80 19.10 20.40 21.70 23.05 24.35 Group 4 $0.84 1.80 2.75 3.70 4.65 5.60 6.55 7.50 8.85 10.20 11.60 12.95 14.35 15.70 17.15 18.55 19.95 21.40 22.85 24.35 25.80 27.30 Group 5 $0.84 1.65 2.40 3.20 4.00 4.80 5.60 6.40 8.05 9.75 11.45 13.10 14.80 16.50 18.30 20.10 21.85 23.65 25.50 27.35 29.20 31.05 AIRMAIL PARCEL POST Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 1 ................................... 2 ................................... 3 ................................... 4 ................................... 5 ................................... 6 ................................... 7 ................................... 8 ................................... 9 ................................... 10 ................................. 11 ................................. 12 ................................. 13 ................................. 14 ................................. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 $14.00 14.00 15.00 16.35 17.65 18.80 19.95 21.15 22.30 23.45 24.60 25.75 26.95 28.10 Jkt 205001 Group 2 $13.75 16.35 18.70 21.35 24.25 26.35 28.45 30.55 32.65 34.80 36.90 39.00 41.10 43.20 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Group 3 Group 4 $16.75 21.10 25.30 29.50 33.75 36.90 40.05 43.20 46.40 49.55 52.70 55.85 59.00 62.20 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $17.25 21.60 25.80 30.55 35.30 38.80 42.25 45.75 49.20 52.70 56.20 59.65 63.15 66.60 Group 5 $16.00 20.80 25.80 31.35 36.90 41.35 45.85 50.35 54.80 59.30 63.75 68.25 72.75 77.20 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 6 $14.75 16.35 18.45 21.35 24.00 27.05 30.10 33.15 36.20 39.25 42.30 45.35 48.45 51.50 Group 7 $17.50 20.05 22.90 25.80 28.70 31.90 35.05 38.20 41.35 44.55 47.70 50.85 54.00 57.20 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54501 AIRMAIL PARCEL POST—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 1 ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. 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31.55 32.75 33.90 35.05 36.20 37.35 38.50 39.70 40.85 42.00 43.15 44.30 45.50 46.65 47.80 48.95 50.10 51.30 52.45 53.60 54.75 55.90 57.05 58.25 59.40 60.55 61.70 62.85 64.05 65.20 66.35 67.50 68.65 69.85 71.00 72.15 73.30 74.45 75.60 76.80 77.95 79.10 80.25 81.40 82.60 83.75 84.90 86.05 87.20 88.40 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 2 Group 3 45.30 47.45 49.55 51.65 53.75 55.85 57.95 60.10 62.20 64.30 66.40 68.50 70.60 72.75 74.85 76.95 79.05 81.15 83.25 85.35 87.50 89.60 91.70 93.80 95.90 98.00 100.15 102.25 104.35 106.45 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 4 65.35 68.50 71.65 74.85 78.00 81.15 84.30 87.50 90.65 93.80 96.95 100.15 103.30 106.45 109.60 112.80 115.95 119.10 122.25 125.45 128.60 131.75 134.90 138.05 141.25 144.40 147.55 150.70 153.90 157.05 160.20 163.35 166.55 169.70 172.85 176.00 179.20 182.35 185.50 188.65 191.85 195.00 198.15 201.30 204.50 207.65 210.80 213.95 217.10 220.30 223.45 226.60 N/A N/A N/A N/A 70.10 73.55 77.05 80.55 84.00 87.50 90.95 94.45 97.90 101.40 104.85 108.35 111.85 115.30 118.80 122.25 125.75 129.20 132.70 136.20 139.65 143.15 146.60 150.10 153.55 157.05 160.50 164.00 167.50 170.95 174.45 177.90 181.40 184.85 188.35 191.85 195.30 198.80 202.25 205.75 209.20 212.70 216.20 219.65 223.15 226.60 230.10 233.55 237.05 240.50 244.00 247.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 5 81.70 86.15 90.65 95.10 99.60 104.10 108.55 113.05 117.50 122.00 126.50 130.95 135.45 139.90 144.40 148.90 153.35 157.85 162.30 166.80 171.30 175.75 180.25 184.70 189.20 193.65 198.15 202.65 207.10 211.60 216.05 220.55 225.05 229.50 234.00 238.45 242.95 247.45 251.90 256.40 260.85 265.35 269.80 274.30 278.80 283.25 287.75 292.20 296.70 301.20 305.65 310.15 314.60 319.10 323.60 328.05 Group 6 54.55 57.60 60.65 63.70 66.75 69.85 72.90 75.95 79.00 82.05 85.10 88.15 91.20 94.30 97.35 100.40 103.45 106.50 109.55 112.60 115.70 118.75 121.80 124.85 127.90 130.95 134.00 137.05 140.15 143.20 146.25 149.30 152.35 155.40 158.45 161.55 164.60 167.65 170.70 173.75 176.80 179.85 182.90 186.00 189.05 192.10 195.15 198.20 201.25 204.30 207.35 210.45 213.50 216.55 219.60 222.65 Group 7 60.35 63.50 66.65 69.85 73.00 76.15 79.30 82.50 85.65 88.80 91.95 95.10 98.30 101.45 104.60 107.75 110.95 114.10 117.25 120.40 123.60 126.75 129.90 133.05 136.25 139.40 142.55 145.70 148.90 152.05 155.20 158.35 161.55 164.70 167.85 171.00 174.15 177.35 180.50 183.65 186.80 190.00 193.15 196.30 199.45 202.65 205.80 208.95 212.10 215.30 218.45 221.60 224.75 227.95 231.10 234.25 AIRMAIL PARCL POST Weight not over (lbs.) Group 8 1 ............................................................... 2 ............................................................... 3 ............................................................... 4 ............................................................... 5 ............................................................... 6 ............................................................... 7 ............................................................... 8 ............................................................... 9 ............................................................... 10 ............................................................. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 $13.25 16.85 21.10 25.55 30.30 34.40 38.50 42.65 46.75 50.85 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Group 9 Group 10 $15.25 19.75 24.50 28.20 34.50 38.45 42.60 46.70 50.80 54.90 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $16.75 19.50 22.65 25.30 27.95 31.10 34.25 37.40 40.60 43.75 Group 11 $19.00 23.20 27.40 31.60 35.85 39.50 43.20 46.90 50.60 54.30 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 12 $14.75 16.35 18.20 20.30 22.40 25.05 27.65 30.30 32.95 35.55 Group 13 $18.00 20.05 23.20 26.35 29.50 32.95 36.35 39.80 43.20 46.65 54502 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules AIRMAIL PARCL POST—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 8 ............................................................. ............................................................. 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............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. ............................................................. 54.95 59.10 63.20 67.30 71.40 75.50 79.65 83.75 87.85 91.95 96.05 100.20 104.30 108.40 112.50 116.65 120.75 124.85 128.95 133.05 137.20 141.30 145.40 149.50 153.60 157.75 161.85 165.95 170.05 174.15 178.30 182.40 186.50 190.60 194.75 198.85 202.95 207.05 211.15 215.30 219.40 223.50 227.60 231.70 235.85 239.95 244.05 248.15 252.25 256.40 260.50 264.60 268.70 272.85 276.95 281.05 285.15 289.25 293.40 297.50 Group 9 Group 10 59.00 63.15 67.25 71.35 75.45 79.60 83.70 87.80 91.90 96.00 100.15 104.25 108.35 112.45 116.55 120.70 124.80 128.90 133.00 137.15 141.25 145.35 149.45 153.55 157.70 161.80 165.90 170.00 174.10 178.25 182.35 186.45 190.55 194.65 198.80 202.90 207.00 211.10 215.25 219.35 223.45 227.55 231.65 235.80 239.90 244.00 248.10 252.20 256.35 260.45 264.55 268.65 272.80 276.90 281.00 285.10 289.20 293.35 297.45 301.55 46.90 50.05 53.25 56.40 59.55 62.70 65.90 69.05 72.20 75.35 78.50 81.70 84.85 88.00 91.15 94.35 97.50 100.65 103.80 107.00 110.15 113.30 116.45 119.65 122.80 125.95 129.10 132.30 135.45 138.60 141.75 144.95 148.10 151.25 154.40 157.55 160.75 163.90 167.05 170.20 173.40 176.55 179.70 182.85 186.05 189.20 192.35 195.50 198.70 201.85 205.00 208.15 211.35 214.50 217.65 220.80 224.00 227.15 230.30 233.45 Group 11 57.95 61.65 65.35 69.05 72.75 76.40 80.10 83.80 87.50 91.15 94.85 98.55 102.25 105.95 109.60 113.30 117.00 120.70 124.35 128.05 131.75 135.45 139.15 142.80 146.50 150.20 153.90 157.55 161.25 164.95 168.65 172.35 176.00 179.70 183.40 187.10 190.75 194.45 198.15 201.85 205.55 209.20 212.90 216.60 220.30 224.00 227.65 231.35 235.05 238.75 242.40 246.10 249.80 253.50 257.20 260.85 264.55 268.25 271.95 275.60 Group 12 38.20 40.85 43.50 46.10 48.75 51.40 54.00 56.65 59.30 61.90 64.55 67.20 69.85 72.45 75.10 77.75 80.35 83.00 85.65 88.25 90.90 93.55 96.20 98.80 101.45 104.10 106.70 109.35 112.00 114.60 117.25 119.90 122.55 125.15 127.80 130.45 133.05 135.70 138.35 140.95 143.60 146.25 148.90 151.50 154.15 156.80 159.40 162.05 164.70 167.30 169.95 172.60 175.25 177.85 180.50 183.15 185.75 188.40 191.05 193.65 Group 13 50.05 53.50 56.90 60.35 63.75 67.20 70.60 74.05 77.45 80.90 84.30 87.75 91.15 94.60 98.00 101.45 104.85 108.30 111.70 115.15 118.60 122.00 125.45 128.85 132.30 135.70 139.15 142.55 146.00 149.40 152.85 156.25 159.70 163.10 166.55 169.95 173.40 176.80 180.25 183.65 187.10 190.50 193.95 197.35 200.80 204.20 207.65 211.05 214.50 217.90 221.35 224.75 228.20 231.60 235.05 238.45 241.90 245.30 248.75 252.15 INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY AIRMAIL Rate group 1 2 3 4 5 Per piece (Canada) ................................................................................................................................... (Mexico) .................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM $0.30 0.13 0.27 0.26 0.13 15SEP1 Drop shipment per pound $2.75 4.85 4.35 5.80 5.10 Full service per pound $3.75 5.85 5.35 6.80 6.10 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54503 INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY AIRMAIL—Continued Rate group Per piece 6 ................................................................................................................................................... 7 ................................................................................................................................................... 8 ................................................................................................................................................... Worldwide .................................................................................................................................... 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.21 Drop shipment per pound 5.00 6.60 7.65 7.40 Full service per pound 6.00 7.60 8.65 8.40 AIRMAIL M-BAGS Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 11 ......................................................................................... Each Additional Pound or Fraction of a Pound ................... Group 2 $17.60 1.60 $22.55 2.05 Group 3 $29.15 2.65 Group 4 $40.70 3.70 Group 5 $40.70 3.70 ECONOMY LETTER-POST Weight not over (ozs.) 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64 Group 1 ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... Group 2 $2.85 4.25 4.80 5.30 5.90 6.30 6.75 7.15 7.60 8.00 8.45 8.85 9.30 Group 3 $5.15 6.10 7.00 7.90 8.85 9.60 10.40 11.15 11.90 12.70 13.45 14.20 15.00 $4.10 4.85 5.55 6.20 6.85 7.50 8.15 8.80 9.45 10.10 10.75 11.40 12.05 Group 4 4.25 4.95 5.65 6.30 7.00 7.65 8.25 8.90 9.55 10.15 10.80 11.45 12.05 Group 5 $6.00 6.90 7.85 8.85 9.80 10.60 11.35 12.15 12.95 13.75 14.50 15.30 15.75 INTERNATIONAL SURFACE AIR LIFT Rate group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Per piece (Canada) ................... (Mexico) .................... ................................... ................................... ................................... ................................... ................................... ................................... Full service per pound $0.30 0.13 0.26 0.26 0.13 0.13 0.13 0.13 $3.15 4.55 3.55 3.90 4.85 4.75 4.85 6.80 M-bag full service Direct ship per pound $1.60 1.70 1.85 2.65 2.35 2.35 2.60 3.40 M-bag direct ship $2.65 4.05 3.05 3.40 4.35 4.25 4.35 6.30 $1.60 1.70 1.85 2.65 2.35 2.35 2.60 3.40 Drop ship per pound $2.15 3.55 2.55 2.90 3.85 3.75 3.85 5.80 M-bag drop ship $1.50 1.60 1.60 2.65 2.10 2.10 2.35 3.15 PUBLISHERS’ PERIODICALS Weight not over (ozs.) Group 1 1 ........................................................................................... 2 ........................................................................................... 3 ........................................................................................... 4 ........................................................................................... 5 ........................................................................................... 6 ........................................................................................... 7 ........................................................................................... 8 ........................................................................................... 12 ......................................................................................... 16 ......................................................................................... 20 ......................................................................................... 24 ......................................................................................... 28 ......................................................................................... 32 ......................................................................................... 36 ......................................................................................... 40 ......................................................................................... 44 ......................................................................................... 48 ......................................................................................... 52 ......................................................................................... 56 ......................................................................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Group 2 $0.61 0.69 0.77 0.85 0.93 1.01 1.09 1.17 1.55 1.93 2.15 2.36 2.58 2.79 5.22 5.39 5.55 5.71 5.93 6.14 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Group 3 $0.80 1.01 1.21 1.41 1.61 1.81 2.01 2.21 2.85 3.50 4.14 4.78 5.43 6.07 6.71 7.36 8.00 8.64 9.29 9.93 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM $0.70 0.82 0.95 1.08 1.21 1.33 1.46 1.59 2.10 2.61 3.12 3.63 4.14 4.65 5.16 5.67 6.18 6.69 7.20 7.71 15SEP1 Group 4 $0.68 0.81 0.93 1.06 1.19 1.31 1.44 1.56 2.06 2.57 3.07 3.57 4.07 4.57 5.07 5.57 6.08 6.58 7.08 7.58 Group 5 $0.81 1.00 1.19 1.38 1.57 1.76 1.94 2.13 2.73 3.32 3.92 4.51 5.10 5.70 6.29 6.89 7.48 8.07 8.67 9.26 54504 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules PUBLISHERS’ PERIODICALS—Continued Weight not over (ozs.) Group 1 60 ......................................................................................... 64 ......................................................................................... Group 2 6.36 6.57 Group 3 10.57 11.22 8.22 8.73 Group 4 8.08 8.58 Group 5 9.86 10.45 BOOKS AND SHEET MUSIC Weight not over (ozs.) Group 1 0.5 ........................................................................................ 1 ........................................................................................... 2 ........................................................................................... 3 ........................................................................................... 4 ........................................................................................... 5 ........................................................................................... 6 ........................................................................................... 7 ........................................................................................... 8 ........................................................................................... 12 ......................................................................................... 16 ......................................................................................... 20 ......................................................................................... 24 ......................................................................................... 28 ......................................................................................... 32 ......................................................................................... 36 ......................................................................................... 40 ......................................................................................... 44 ......................................................................................... 48 ......................................................................................... 52 ......................................................................................... 56 ......................................................................................... 60 ......................................................................................... 64 ......................................................................................... Group 2 $2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.50 2.70 2.90 3.10 4.05 4.95 5.85 6.75 7.00 7.30 7.55 7.85 Group 3 $3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.60 4.15 4.75 5.25 5.75 6.20 6.70 7.10 8.05 9.00 9.95 10.85 $2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 3.35 3.95 4.50 5.00 5.40 5.80 6.20 6.55 6.95 7.40 7.80 8.20 Group 4 $2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 2.75 3.25 3.80 4.30 4.85 5.25 5.65 6.05 6.45 6.85 7.25 7.75 8.15 Group 5 $3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 3.35 4.00 4.65 5.30 5.95 6.45 7.00 7.55 7.95 8.50 9.05 9.55 10.00 ECONOMY PARCEL POST Weight not over (lbs.) Group 1 5 ................................... 6 ................................... 7 ................................... 8 ................................... 9 ................................... 10 ................................. 11 ................................. 12 ................................. 13 ................................. 14 ................................. 15 ................................. 16 ................................. 17 ................................. 18 ................................. 19 ................................. 20 ................................. 21 ................................. 22 ................................. 23 ................................. 24 ................................. 25 ................................. 26 ................................. 27 ................................. 28 ................................. 29 ................................. 30 ................................. 31 ................................. 32 ................................. 33 ................................. 34 ................................. 35 ................................. 36 ................................. 37 ................................. 38 ................................. 39 ................................. VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 $16.00 16.60 17.40 18.20 18.70 19.25 19.70 20.20 20.65 21.15 21.60 22.10 22.55 23.05 23.50 24.00 24.55 25.15 25.70 26.30 26.90 27.45 28.05 28.60 29.20 29.80 30.35 30.95 31.50 32.10 32.65 33.25 33.85 34.40 35.00 Jkt 205001 Group 2 $20.50 21.85 23.20 24.25 25.30 26.10 26.90 27.65 28.45 29.25 30.05 30.85 31.60 32.40 33.20 34.00 34.75 35.45 36.20 36.95 37.70 38.40 39.15 39.90 40.65 41.35 42.10 42.85 43.60 44.30 45.05 45.80 46.55 47.25 48.00 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Group 3 Group 4 $24.25 26.35 28.45 30.55 32.65 34.50 36.30 38.10 39.90 41.70 43.50 45.25 47.05 48.85 50.65 52.45 54.10 55.80 57.50 59.20 60.85 62.55 64.25 65.95 67.60 69.30 70.90 72.45 74.05 75.60 77.20 78.80 80.35 81.95 83.55 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $24.50 26.35 27.65 29.25 30.55 31.90 33.00 34.10 35.20 36.30 37.40 38.50 39.65 40.75 41.85 42.95 43.95 44.95 45.95 46.95 47.95 48.95 49.95 50.95 51.95 52.95 53.90 54.85 55.80 56.75 57.70 58.65 59.60 60.55 61.50 Group 5 $22.50 24.00 25.55 27.15 28.70 30.30 31.60 32.95 34.25 35.55 36.90 38.20 39.50 40.85 42.15 43.50 44.70 45.90 47.10 48.35 49.55 50.75 51.95 53.15 54.40 55.60 56.75 57.90 59.10 60.25 61.40 62.55 63.70 64.85 66.05 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 6 $19.25 20.40 21.55 22.70 23.85 25.05 26.05 27.05 28.05 29.05 30.05 31.05 32.05 33.05 34.05 35.05 36.00 36.95 37.90 38.85 39.80 40.75 41.70 42.65 43.60 44.55 45.45 46.30 47.20 48.10 49.00 49.90 50.80 51.70 52.60 Group 7 $23.25 25.30 27.40 29.50 31.60 33.75 35.40 37.10 38.80 40.45 42.15 43.85 45.55 47.20 48.90 50.60 52.30 53.95 55.65 57.35 59.00 60.70 62.40 64.10 65.75 67.45 69.05 70.60 72.20 73.80 75.35 76.95 78.50 80.10 81.70 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54505 ECONOMY PARCEL POST—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 1 ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. ................................. Group 2 35.55 36.15 36.75 37.30 37.90 38.45 39.05 39.65 40.20 40.80 41.35 41.95 42.55 43.10 43.70 44.25 44.85 45.45 46.00 46.60 47.15 47.75 48.35 48.90 49.50 50.05 50.65 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 3 48.75 49.50 50.20 50.95 51.70 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 4 85.10 86.70 88.25 89.85 91.45 93.00 94.60 96.20 97.75 99.35 100.90 102.50 104.10 105.65 107.25 108.85 110.40 112.00 113.55 115.15 116.75 118.30 119.90 121.45 123.05 124.65 126.20 N/A N/A N/A N/A 62.45 63.40 64.35 65.30 66.25 67.20 68.15 69.10 70.05 71.00 71.95 72.90 73.85 74.80 75.75 76.70 77.65 78.60 79.50 80.45 81.40 82.35 83.30 84.25 85.20 86.15 87.10 N/A N/A N/A N/A Group 5 67.20 68.35 69.50 70.65 71.85 73.00 74.15 75.30 76.45 77.65 78.80 79.95 81.10 82.25 83.40 84.60 85.75 86.90 88.05 89.20 90.40 91.55 92.70 93.85 95.00 96.20 97.35 98.50 99.65 100.80 101.95 Group 6 53.50 54.40 55.30 56.20 57.05 57.95 58.85 59.75 60.65 61.55 62.45 63.35 64.25 65.15 66.05 66.95 67.80 68.70 69.60 70.50 71.40 72.30 73.20 74.10 75.00 75.90 76.80 77.70 78.60 79.45 80.35 Group 7 83.25 84.85 86.45 88.00 89.60 91.15 92.75 94.35 95.90 97.50 99.10 100.65 102.25 103.80 105.40 107.00 108.55 110.15 111.70 113.30 114.90 116.45 118.05 119.65 121.20 122.80 124.35 125.95 127.55 129.10 130.70 ECONOMY PARCEL POST Weight not over (lbs.) Group 8 5 ........................................................................................... 6 ........................................................................................... 7 ........................................................................................... 8 ........................................................................................... 9 ........................................................................................... 10 ......................................................................................... 11 ......................................................................................... 12 ......................................................................................... 13 ......................................................................................... 14 ......................................................................................... 15 ......................................................................................... 16 ......................................................................................... 17 ......................................................................................... 18 ......................................................................................... 19 ......................................................................................... 20 ......................................................................................... 21 ......................................................................................... 22 ......................................................................................... 23 ......................................................................................... 24 ......................................................................................... 25 ......................................................................................... 26 ......................................................................................... 27 ......................................................................................... 28 ......................................................................................... 29 ......................................................................................... 30 ......................................................................................... 31 ......................................................................................... 32 ......................................................................................... 33 ......................................................................................... 34 ......................................................................................... 35 ......................................................................................... 36 ......................................................................................... 37 ......................................................................................... 38 ......................................................................................... 39 ......................................................................................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Group 9 $22.75 24.05 25.40 26.75 28.15 29.60 31.00 32.35 33.75 35.10 36.45 37.85 39.20 40.60 41.95 43.30 44.70 46.05 47.45 48.80 50.15 51.55 52.90 54.30 55.65 57.00 58.40 59.75 61.15 62.50 63.85 65.25 66.60 68.00 69.35 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 $30.25 32.60 34.95 37.25 39.60 41.90 43.90 45.90 47.90 49.90 51.90 53.90 55.90 57.90 59.90 61.90 63.70 65.50 67.30 69.10 70.90 72.65 74.45 76.25 78.05 79.85 81.60 83.30 85.05 86.80 88.55 90.30 92.00 93.75 95.50 Group 10 $23.00 24.75 26.35 28.20 30.55 33.75 35.20 36.70 38.15 39.65 41.10 42.60 44.05 45.55 47.00 48.50 49.80 51.10 52.45 53.75 55.05 56.40 57.70 59.00 60.35 61.65 63.00 64.30 65.60 66.95 68.25 69.55 70.90 72.20 73.50 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 Group 11 $27.75 30.30 32.65 35.05 37.40 39.80 41.95 44.10 46.25 48.45 50.60 52.75 54.90 57.05 59.25 61.40 63.40 65.40 67.40 69.40 71.40 73.40 75.40 77.40 79.40 81.40 83.25 85.10 86.95 88.80 90.65 92.50 94.35 96.20 98.00 Group 12 $21.25 23.20 25.05 26.90 28.70 30.45 32.20 33.95 35.70 37.40 39.15 40.90 42.65 44.35 46.10 47.85 49.40 50.90 52.45 53.95 55.50 57.00 58.55 60.10 61.60 63.15 64.60 66.10 67.55 69.05 70.50 72.00 73.45 74.95 76.40 54506 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules ECONOMY PARCEL POST—Continued Weight not over (lbs.) 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Group 8 ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... ......................................................................................... Group 9 70.70 72.10 73.45 74.85 76.20 77.55 78.95 80.30 81.70 83.05 84.45 85.80 87.15 88.55 89.90 91.30 92.65 94.00 95.40 96.75 98.15 99.50 100.85 102.25 103.60 105.00 106.35 107.70 109.10 110.45 111.85 97.25 98.65 100.10 101.50 102.90 104.35 105.75 107.20 108.60 110.05 111.45 112.90 114.30 115.75 117.15 118.60 120.00 121.40 122.85 124.25 125.70 127.10 128.55 129.95 131.40 132.80 134.25 135.65 137.05 138.50 139.90 Group 10 Group 11 74.85 76.15 77.45 78.80 80.10 81.40 82.75 84.05 85.35 86.70 88.00 89.35 90.65 91.95 93.30 94.60 95.90 97.25 98.55 99.85 101.20 102.50 103.80 105.15 106.45 107.75 109.10 110.40 111.70 113.05 114.35 99.85 101.70 103.55 105.40 107.25 109.10 110.95 112.80 114.60 116.45 118.30 120.15 122.00 123.85 125.70 127.55 129.40 131.20 133.05 134.90 136.75 138.60 140.45 142.30 144.15 146.00 147.80 149.65 151.50 153.35 155.20 Group 12 77.90 79.35 80.85 82.30 83.80 85.25 86.75 88.20 89.70 91.15 92.65 94.10 95.60 97.05 98.55 100.00 101.50 103.00 104.45 105.95 107.40 108.90 110.35 111.85 113.30 114.80 116.25 117.75 119.20 120.70 122.15 ECONOMY (SURFACE) M-BAGSRUN Type and weight of mailing Group 1 Regular: Weight not over 11 lbs ................................................. Each additional pound or fraction of a pound .............. Books and Sheet Music and Publishers’ Periodicals: Weight not over 11 lbs ................................................. Each additional pound or fraction of a pound .............. Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 $14.30 1.30 $14.85 1.35 $17.05 1.55 $17.60 1.60 $17.60 1.60 11.00 1.00 9.35 0.85 10.45 0.95 11.55 1.05 11.55 1.05 COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST Country EMS Airmail parcel post Economy parcel post Afghanistan .............................................. Albania ..................................................... Algeria ...................................................... Andorra .................................................... Angola ...................................................... Anguilla .................................................... Antigua & Barbuda ................................... Argentina .................................................. Armenia .................................................... Aruba ........................................................ Ascension ................................................. Australia ................................................... Austria ...................................................... Azerbaijan ................................................ Bahamas .................................................. Bahrain ..................................................... Bangladesh .............................................. Barbados .................................................. Belarus ..................................................... Belgium .................................................... Belize ....................................................... Benin ........................................................ ........................ 6 11 7 11 12 ........................ 12 7 12 ........................ 5 7 6 12 11 9 12 6 7 12 11 7 7 10 7 10 12 12 13 7 12 ........................ 5 7 7 12 10 8 12 6 7 12 10 7 7 11 6 11 12 12 12 7 12 11 8 6 7 12 ........................ 8 12 7 6 12 10 VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Letter-post E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM GXG 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 15SEP1 7 8 ........................ 6 8 3 3 5 8 3 ........................ 4 6 8 3 7 7 3 8 3 5 8 IPA & ISAL 1 8 5 8 3 8 6 6 6 8 6 5 4 3 8 6 8 8 6 5 3 6 8 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules 54507 COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST—Continued Country EMS Airmail parcel post Economy parcel post Bermuda ................................................... Bhutan ...................................................... Bolivia ....................................................... Bosnia-Herzegovina ................................. Botswana ................................................. Brazil ........................................................ British Virgin Islands ................................ Brunei Darussalam .................................. Bulgaria .................................................... Burkina Faso ............................................ Burma (Myanmar) .................................... Burundi ..................................................... Cambodia ................................................. Cameroon ................................................ Canada ..................................................... Cape Verde .............................................. Cayman Islands ....................................... Central African Republic .......................... Chad ......................................................... Chile ......................................................... China ........................................................ Colombia .................................................. Comoros ................................................... Congo, Democratic Republic of the ......... Congo, Republic of the ............................ Costa Rica ............................................... Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) ....................... Croatia ...................................................... Cuba ......................................................... Cyprus ...................................................... Czech Republic ........................................ Denmark ................................................... Djibouti ..................................................... Dominica .................................................. Dominican Republic ................................. Ecuador .................................................... Egypt ........................................................ El Salvador ............................................... Equatorial Guinea .................................... Eritrea ....................................................... Estonia ..................................................... Ethiopia .................................................... Falkland Islands ....................................... Faroe Islands ........................................... Fiji ............................................................. Finland ..................................................... France ...................................................... French Guiana ......................................... French Polynesia ..................................... Gabon ...................................................... Gambia ..................................................... Georgia, Republic of ................................ Germany .................................................. Ghana ...................................................... Gibraltar ................................................... Great Britain & Northern Ireland .............. Greece ..................................................... Greenland ................................................ Grenada ................................................... Guadeloupe .............................................. Guatemala ................................................ Guinea ...................................................... Guinea-Bissau .......................................... Guyana ..................................................... Haiti .......................................................... Honduras .................................................. Hong Kong ............................................... Hungary .................................................... Iceland ...................................................... India ......................................................... Indonesia .................................................. 12 8 12 6 10 12 ........................ 8 6 10 ........................ 11 8 10 1 11 12 11 10 12 5 12 ........................ 10 11 12 10 6 ........................ 6 7 7 11 12 12 12 11 12 10 10 6 10 ........................ 7 8 7 7 12 9 11 ........................ 7 7 10 ........................ 3 7 ........................ 12 12 12 10 11 12 12 12 5 7 7 8 8 13 9 13 6 11 13 12 8 6 10 6 11 8 11 1 10 12 11 10 13 5 12 10 11 10 12 11 6 ........................ 6 6 7 10 12 12 13 11 12 10 11 7 10 ........................ 6 8 7 7 13 9 10 11 7 7 11 7 3 7 6 12 13 12 10 11 12 12 13 5 6 6 9 8 12 9 12 6 11 12 12 8 7 11 6 11 ........................ 11 1 11 12 11 ........................ 12 5 12 10 11 10 12 11 6 ........................ 6 7 6 10 12 12 12 11 12 10 11 7 10 12 6 8 6 6 12 9 11 11 7 6 11 6 3 6 6 12 12 12 10 ........................ 12 12 12 8 6 6 8 8 VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Letter-post E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM GXG 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 15SEP1 3 5 5 8 8 5 3 8 8 8 ........................ 8 8 8 1 8 3 ........................ 8 5 4 5 ........................ 8 8 5 8 8 ........................ 7 8 6 8 3 3 5 7 5 8 8 8 8 ........................ 6 5 6 3 5 8 8 8 8 3 8 6 3 6 6 3 3 5 8 ........................ 5 3 5 3 8 6 7 4 IPA & ISAL 1 6 8 6 5 8 6 6 7 5 8 8 8 7 8 1 8 6 8 8 6 7 6 8 8 8 6 8 5 6 8 5 3 8 6 6 6 8 6 8 8 5 8 6 5 7 3 3 6 7 8 8 8 3 8 3 3 3 3 6 6 6 8 8 6 6 6 7 5 3 8 7 54508 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST—Continued Airmail parcel post Economy parcel post EMS Iran ........................................................... Iraq ........................................................... Ireland (Eire) ............................................ Israel ........................................................ Italy ........................................................... Jamaica .................................................... Japan ....................................................... Jordan ...................................................... Kazakhstan .............................................. Kenya ....................................................... Kiribati ...................................................... Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of (North) .................................................. Korea, Republic of (South) ...................... Kuwait ...................................................... Kyrgyzstan ............................................... Laos ......................................................... Latvia ........................................................ Lebanon ................................................... Lesotho .................................................... Liberia ...................................................... Libya ......................................................... Liechtenstein ............................................ Lithuania ................................................... Luxembourg ............................................. Macao ...................................................... Macedonia, Republic of ........................... Madagascar ............................................. Malawi ...................................................... Malaysia ................................................... Maldives ................................................... Mali ........................................................... Malta ........................................................ Marshall Islands ....................................... Martinique ................................................ Mauritania ................................................ Mauritius ................................................... Mexico ...................................................... Micronesia, Federated States of .............. Moldova .................................................... Mongolia ................................................... Montserrat ................................................ Morocco ................................................... Mozambique ............................................. Namibia .................................................... Nauru ....................................................... Nepal ........................................................ Netherlands .............................................. Netherlands Antilles ................................. New Caledonia ......................................... New Zealand ............................................ Nicaragua ................................................. Niger ......................................................... Nigeria ...................................................... Norway ..................................................... Oman ....................................................... Pakistan ................................................... Panama .................................................... Papua New Guinea .................................. Paraguay .................................................. Peru .......................................................... Philippines ................................................ Pitcairn Island .......................................... Poland ...................................................... Portugal .................................................... Qatar ........................................................ Reunion .................................................... Romania ................................................... Russia ...................................................... Rwanda .................................................... St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis ........... ........................ 11 7 10 7 12 4 10 6 10 ........................ 11 11 7 10 7 12 4 10 6 10 8 11 11 6 10 6 12 4 10 7 10 8 5 5 3 3 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 ........................ 7 3 7 3 3 3 7 8 8 ........................ 8 8 3 3 3 6 4 8 8 8 7 ........................ 5 11 6 9 7 ........................ 11 10 ........................ 7 6 7 8 7 10 10 8 9 10 7 13 12 10 10 2 13 6 9 ........................ 11 10 11 8 8 7 12 9 8 12 10 11 7 11 8 12 8 12 12 8 ........................ 6 7 11 ........................ 6 7 10 12 ........................ 5 10 6 9 6 10 11 10 7 7 6 7 9 6 11 11 8 9 10 7 14 13 10 10 2 14 7 9 8 10 11 11 8 9 7 12 9 8 12 10 10 7 10 9 12 9 13 13 9 8 6 7 10 13 7 7 10 12 ........................ 8 ........................ 7 9 6 ........................ 11 ........................ 7 6 7 6 9 7 11 11 8 9 11 7 13 12 11 10 2 13 7 9 8 11 11 11 8 9 6 12 9 8 12 10 10 6 ........................ 8 12 9 12 12 8 8 6 7 ........................ 12 7 7 11 12 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 2 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 ........................ 4 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 ........................ 6 8 3 3 8 8 8 4 8 8 6 ........................ 3 8 8 2 ........................ 8 8 3 8 8 8 ........................ 8 3 3 5 4 5 8 8 6 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 ........................ 8 6 7 8 8 8 8 3 7 7 8 5 7 5 8 8 8 8 3 5 3 5 5 8 8 7 8 8 8 3 6 8 8 2 3 8 7 6 8 8 8 7 7 3 6 7 4 6 8 8 3 8 8 6 7 6 6 7 7 5 3 8 8 5 5 8 6 VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Letter-post E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM GXG IPA & ISAL 1 Country 15SEP1 54509 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST—Continued Airmail parcel post Country EMS Saint Helena ............................................ Saint Lucia ............................................... Saint Pierre & Miquelon ........................... Saint Vincent & Grenadines .................... San Marino ............................................... Sao Tome & Principe ............................... Saudi Arabia ............................................ Senegal .................................................... Serbia-Montenegro (Yugoslavia) ............. Seychelles ................................................ Sierra Leone ............................................ Singapore ................................................. Slovak Republic (Slovakia) ...................... Slovenia ................................................... Solomon Islands ...................................... Somalia .................................................... South Africa ............................................. Spain ........................................................ Sri Lanka .................................................. Sudan ....................................................... Suriname .................................................. Swaziland ................................................. Sweden .................................................... Switzerland ............................................... Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) ................... Taiwan ...................................................... Tajikistan .................................................. Tanzania .................................................. Thailand ................................................... Togo ......................................................... Tonga ....................................................... Trinidad & Tobago ................................... Tristan da Cunha ..................................... Tunisia ...................................................... Turkey ...................................................... Turkmenistan ........................................... Turks & Caicos Islands ............................ Tuvalu ...................................................... Uganda ..................................................... Ukraine ..................................................... United Arab Emirates ............................... Uruguay .................................................... Uzbekistan ............................................... Vanuatu .................................................... Vatican City .............................................. Venezuela ................................................ Vietnam .................................................... Wallis & Futuna Islands ........................... Western Samoa ....................................... Yemen ...................................................... Zambia ..................................................... Zimbabwe ................................................. ........................ 12 ........................ 12 7 ........................ 10 11 7 10 10 8 7 7 8 10 11 7 8 10 ........................ 11 7 7 10 8 7 10 9 11 ........................ 12 ........................ 11 10 7 ........................ ........................ 10 7 10 12 ........................ 8 7 12 8 ........................ 8 10 10 11 1 ISAL Economy parcel post 11 12 6 13 7 10 10 10 7 10 10 8 7 6 8 10 11 7 9 11 12 10 7 7 10 9 6 10 8 10 8 12 10 10 10 7 12 8 10 7 10 13 7 8 7 12 9 9 8 10 10 11 Letter-post 11 12 6 12 8 10 10 10 7 11 ........................ 8 6 7 8 10 10 6 8 11 12 10 7 6 10 8 6 10 8 10 8 12 11 10 10 7 12 8 11 7 10 12 7 8 6 12 8 9 8 11 11 11 GXG 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 IPA & ISAL 1 ........................ 3 ........................ 3 3 ........................ 7 8 8 8 ........................ 3 8 8 ........................ ........................ 8 6 7 ........................ 5 8 6 6 ........................ 3 ........................ 8 4 8 ........................ 3 ........................ 8 7 8 3 8 8 8 7 5 8 5 3 5 4 4 ........................ 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 3 5 8 8 5 8 8 7 5 5 7 8 8 3 8 8 6 8 3 3 8 7 8 8 7 8 7 6 8 8 5 5 6 7 8 8 8 6 8 7 3 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 service not available to all countries. See Individual Country Listings for availability. INSURANCE Parcel post indemnity not over Canada $50 .................... 100 .................... 200 .................... 300 .................... 400 .................... 500 .................... 600 .................... 675 .................... 700 .................... Add’l $100 ..... $1.35 2.30 3.35 4.40 5.45 6.50 7.55 8.60 .................... .................... VerDate Aug<18>2005 14:58 Sep 14, 2005 Global express guaranteed indemnity not over All other countries $1.95 2.75 3.80 4.85 5.90 6.95 8.00 8.00 9.05 1.05 Jkt 205001 All countries $100 ...................................... Add’l $100 up to $2,499 ....... SPECIAL SERVICES No fee 0.75 FEES 1 Description Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Description International Business Reply Envelope (up to 2 oz) ....... Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee .......................... Fee International Postal Money Orders ............................... International Reply Coupons International Business Reply Card .................................. PO 00000 SPECIAL SERVICES FEES 1—Continued Sfmt 4702 1 Fees 1.25 4.75 not tied to domestic fees. * $3.45 1.85 Fee * * * * We will publish an appropriate amendment to 39 CFR part 20 to reflect 0.85 E:\FR\FM\15SEP1.SGM 15SEP1 54510 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 178 / Thursday, September 15, 2005 / Proposed Rules these changes if our proposal is adopted. Neva R. Watson, Attorney, Legislative. [FR Doc. 05–18260 Filed 9–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: Republic of the Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia Postal Service. Proposed rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Under an agreement negotiated by the United States government with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, mail destined to those two countries will now use the international rate schedules. This proposal would amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) to include the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia in all international products and services and add them to the individual country listings. Submit comments on or before October 17, 2005. ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Mailing Standards, Attn: Obataiye Akinwole, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., RM 3436, Washington DC 20260–3436. You may also fax written comments to 202–268– 4955. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at DATES: USPS Headquarters Library, 11th Floor North, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202–268–7262, or Thomas P. Philson at 202–268–7355. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States government negotiated an agreement with two former United States Trust Territories, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia. As a part of that agreement, mail destined to those two countries will now use the international rate schedules. As provided in the agreement, international rates will be phased in over a period of not less than five years, beginning no sooner than 2006. For all international services with domestic equivalents, rates will be phased in using the difference between the domestic rates and the international rates. These services include Express Mail, Air Letters, Postcards, Publishers’ Periodicals, Air Parcel Post, Economy Parcel Post, and Books and Sheet Music. For international services without domestic equivalents, phased rates were derived by selecting a lower rate country group. After the phasing period, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia will be in country group 5 for Economy Letter Post, Airmail M-Bags, and Economy M-Bags and country group 7 for International Priority Airmail (IPA). To phase in these rates over at least five years the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia have been assigned to country group 3 for those services during the first phase. Aerogramme service does not have a domestic equivalent; however, there is only one worldwide rate available. Initially, three international services will not be offered for mail destined to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia: Global Express Guaranteed (GXGTM), Global Priority Mail (GPM), and International Surface Air Lift (ISAL). These services require special transportation arrangements and may be offered in the future. The rates, fees, and conditions of mailing proposed in this notice, if adopted, would become effective concurrent with any domestic rates adopted as a result of the current proceedings before the Postal Rate Commission (Docket No. R2005–1). All regulatory changes necessary to implement this proposal are given below. 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 revisions to the International Mail Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1. List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20 Foreign relations, International postal services. PART 20—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as follows: Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408. 2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) as follows. COUNTRY RATE GROUP LIST Country Marshall Islands ....................................... Micronesia, Federated States of .............. 1 ISAL * 2 * Economy parcel post rate Airmail parcel post EMS 13 13 14 14 Letter-post rate 13 13 GXG rate 6 6 IPA 1 ISAL ........................ ........................ 3 3 service not available to all countries. See Individual Country Listings for availability. * * * 213 * Conditions for Mailing 210 Global Express Guaranteed * * * * * Service Areas * * * * 213.2 Destinating Countries and Rate Groups * * * * [Revise the Destinating Countries and Rate Groups table by adding ‘‘Marshall Islands, Republic of’’ and ‘‘Micronesia, Federated States of’’ as follows:] * Country Document service rate group Marshall Islands, Republic of ....................................................................................................................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 178 (Thursday, September 15, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54493-54510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18260]


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POSTAL SERVICE

39 CFR Part 20


International Mail: Proposed Changes in Postal Rates and Fees

AGENCY: Postal Service.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: The Postal Service, under its authority in Title 39 U.S.C. 
407, is proposing changes to international mail postage rates and fees. 
As provided under the Postal Reorganization Act, the proposed changes 
will result in international postage rates that retain the overall 
value of service to customers, are fair and reasonable, and are not 
unduly or unreasonably discriminatory or preferential.
    The total international rate increase is 5.9 percent. To the extent 
possible, the targeted increase is 5.4 percent across-the-board, 
consistent with our domestic rate filing with the Postal Rate 
Commission. We are proposing to implement this international pricing 
change at the same time as the domestic pricing change.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Mail or deliver comments to the Manager, Mailing Standards, 
Attn: Obataiye Akinwole, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., 
RM 3436, Washington, DC 20260-3436. You may also fax written comments 
to 202-268-4955. You may inspect and photocopy all written comments 
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at USPS Headquarters 
Library, 11th Floor North, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Obataiye B. Akinwole at 202-268-7262, 
or Thomas P. Philson at 202-268-7355.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Postal Service is proposing to change 
international postage rates and fees concurrent with the implementation 
of new domestic postage rates and fees. We also plan to realign certain 
Express Mail and Air Parcel Post rate groups based on operational 
changes that have taken place since the last rate change in 2001. This 
realignment will enhance service to some European and Asian countries.
    The total international rate increase is 5.9 percent. To the extent 
possible, we targeted the same 5.4 percent across-the-board increase we 
requested in our domestic rate filing with the Postal Rate Commission. 
However, for some services and country groups, our proposed increase is 
more than 5.4 percent. There are two reasons for this difference. 
First, unlike domestic rates, international rates have not changed 
since January 2001. During that time, costs have increased. To cover 
those increases, we need to raise some rates more than 5.4 percent. 
Second, rates were rounded, in some cases to the nearest $0.05. This 
rounding resulted in increases for services such as postcards and 
aerogrammes of more than 5.4 percent. Postcards and aerogrammes are 
predominantly retail services, and we rounded those rates for customer 
convenience.
    There are five principal categories of international mail service, 
primarily differentiated by speed of service. They are Global Express 
Guaranteed (GXG), Global Express Mail (EMS), Global Priority Mail 
(GPM), Airmail, and Economy Mail. Following is a summary of our 
proposed changes.

Global Express Guaranteed[reg] (GXGTM)

    Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) is an international expedited 
delivery service providing high-speed, guaranteed, and time-definite 
service from selected post offices to many international destinations. 
GXG is available for documents (correspondence) and merchandise. Our 
proposal would increase rates approximately 5.3 percent.

Global Express MailTM (EMS[reg])

    Global Express Mail (EMS) is an international expedited delivery 
service provided to approximately 180 countries. Our proposal would 
increase rates 5.7 percent. For most country groups, the increase is an 
across-the-board 5.4 percent, rounded to the nearest $0.05. However, 
with enhanced service and operational changes, rates to certain Asian 
destinations increased more than 5.4 percent to cover costs.

Global Priority Mail[reg] (GPM)

    Global Priority Mail (GPM) is an expedited airmail letter service 
for documents, printed matter, and uninsured merchandise up to 4 pounds 
to approximately 50 countries. Our proposal would increase rates 5.6 
percent. The proposed change represents an across-the-board 5.4 percent 
increase, rounded to the nearest $0.25. Because of this rounding, the 
rate increase is more than 5.4 percent.

Air Letters

    Air letters includes personal correspondence, statements of 
account, printed matter, and uninsured merchandise weighing up to 4 
pounds. Our proposal would increase rates 5.2 percent.

Postcards and Postal Cards

    Postcards and postal cards are unsealed personal and business 
correspondence similar to First-Class Mail domestic postcards. Our 
proposal would increase rates 7.8 percent. The proposed change 
represents a 5.4 percent increase rounded to the nearest $0.05. Because 
of this rounding, the rate increase is more than 5.4 percent. Postcards 
are predominantly a retail service, and we rounded rates for customer 
convenience.

Aerogrammes

    Aerogrammes are designed for personal correspondence and consist of

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a single page that folds into a self-sealing envelope. There is no 
domestic equivalent to this service. Our proposal would increase rates 
7.1 percent. The proposed change represents a 5.4 percent increase, 
rounded to the nearest $0.05. Because of this rounding, the rate 
increase is more than 5.4 percent. Aerogrammes are predominantly a 
retail service, and we rounded rates for customer convenience.

Air Parcels

    Air parcels resemble and are treated similar to heavier-weight 
domestic Priority Mail. Our proposal would increase rates 5.4 percent.

International Priority Airmail (IPA)

    International Priority Airmail (IPA) is a bulk air letter service 
for letter-post mail weighing up to 4 pounds. Presorted mail and drop 
ship discounts are available. Volume discounts are available through 
the International Customized Mail (ICM) program for customers who 
tender at least 1 million pounds of international letter-post mail 
(excluding Global Priority Mail) to the Postal Service, or pay at least 
$2 million in international letter-post postage to the Postal Service. 
Our proposal would increase rates 7.4 percent. For most country groups, 
the increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of 
cost increases to country group 3, rates increased more than 5.4 
percent to cover costs.

Economy Letters

    Economy letters consists of personal correspondence and business 
correspondence similar to air letters, except that economy letters 
travel by surface transportation. Our proposal would increase rates 9.7 
percent. For country groups 1 and 4 the increase is an across-the-board 
5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases to country groups 2, 3, 
and 5, rates increased more than 5.4 percent to cover costs.

Economy Parcels

    Economy parcels resemble and are treated similar to domestic Parcel 
Post. Our proposal would increase rates 5.4 percent.

International Surface Air Lift (ISAL)

    International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) is a bulk advertising and 
publications mail service for mail weighing up to 4 pounds. There is a 
50-pound minimum per mailing. Presorted mail and drop ship discounts 
are available. Volume discounts are available through the ICM program 
for customers who tender at least 1 million pounds of international 
letter-post mail (excluding Global Priority Mail) to the Postal 
Service, or pay at least $2 million in international letter-post 
postage to the Postal Service. Our proposal would increase rates 5.3 
percent.

Publishers' Periodicals

    Publishers' Periodicals, like domestic periodicals, include 
magazines, newspapers, journals, and other publications. Our proposal 
would increase rates 28.4 percent. Because this mail does not cover 
costs, we increased rates more than 5.4 percent.

Books and Sheet Music

    Books and Sheet Music include printed sheet music or books with no 
advertising and consisting wholly of reading matter or scholarly 
bibliography. This mail is similar to domestic Media Mail and is 
transported by surface transportation. Our proposal would increase 
rates 15.1 percent. For country groups 2, 3, and 4, the increase is an 
across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost increases to 
rate groups 1 and 5, rates increased more than 5.4 percent.

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

    M-Bags include printed matter and uninsured merchandise weighing up 
to 4 pounds and accompanying printed matter destined to a single 
address. M-Bags can be sent by airmail, economy mail, or ISAL. Our 
proposal would increase rates 7.8 percent. For most country groups, the 
increase is an across-the-board 5.4 percent. However, because of cost 
increases for airmail M-Bags, we increased country group 2 and economy 
M-Bag country group rates more than 5.4 percent.

Special Services

    International Special Services fees linked to domestic fees are 
currently under review by the Postal Rate Commission in Docket No. 
R2005-1. All other international Special Services fees are included in 
this document.

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      Linked to domestic fees            Not linked to domestic fees
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Certificate of Mailing               Insurance.\1\
Recorded Delivery                    International Money Orders.
Express Mail Merchandise Insurance   International Business Reply Mail.
 over $100
Restricted Delivery                  International Reply Coupons.
Return Receipt                       Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee.
Registered Mail                      ...................................
Pickup Fee                           ...................................
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\1\ Insurance fees for Canada are linked to domestic fees.

EMS--Airmail Parcel Post Rate Group Assignments

    Some countries are reassigned from one country group to another 
because of changes in EMS and Air Parcel operations. The changes are 
listed in the table below.

                                   EMS
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        Code                Country         From group       To group
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881.................  Andorra...........               6               7
708.................  Australia.........               8               5
750.................  France............               6               7
773.................  Hong Kong.........               8               5
781.................  Ireland...........               6               7
789.................  Korea, Republic of               8               5
                       (South).

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796.................  Luxembourg........               6               7
735.................  Slovak Republic                  6               7
                       (Slovakia).
844.................  Spain.............               6               7
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                           Airmail Parcel Post
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        Code                Country         From group       To group
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708.................  Australia.........               9               5
714.................  Belgium...........               6               7
739.................  Denmark...........               6               7
749.................  Finland...........               6               7
750.................  France............               6               7
760.................  Germany...........               6               7
762.................  Gibraltar.........               6               7
766.................  Greece............               6               7
773.................  Hong Kong.........               9               5
781.................  Ireland...........               6               7
783.................  Italy.............               6               7
789.................  Korea, Republic of               9               5
                       (South).
957.................  Liechtenstein.....               6               7
796.................  Luxembourg........               6               7
809.................  Netherlands.......               6               7
818.................  Norway............               6               7
960.................  San Marino........               9               7
735.................  Slovak Republic                  6               7
                       (Slovakia).
847.................  Switzerland.......               6               7
861.................  Vatican City......               6               7
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    The rates, fees, and conditions of mailing proposed in this notice, 
if adopted, would become effective concurrent with any domestic rates 
adopted as a result of the current proceedings before the Postal Rate 
Commission (Docket No. R2005-1). All regulatory changes necessary to 
implement this proposal are given below.
    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 revisions to the International Mail 
Manual (IMM), incorporated by reference in the Code of Federal 
Regulations. See 39 CFR 20.1.

List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20

    Foreign relations, International postal services.

PART 20--[AMENDED]

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

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a); 39 U.S.C. 401, 404, 407, 408.

    2. Amend the International Mail Manual (IMM) to incorporate the 
following rates and fees:

International Rates and Fees

                                                Global Express Guaranteed--Document Service Rates/Groups
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             Weight not over (lbs.)                 Group 1      Group 2      Group 3      Group 4      Group 5      Group 6      Group 7      Group 8
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0.5.............................................       $25.25       $26.25       $33.75       $33.75       $47.50       $34.75       $35.75       $68.50
1...............................................        34.75        35.75        41.00        47.50        54.75        49.50        48.50        79.00
2...............................................        40.00        42.25        48.50        54.75        68.50        58.00        54.75        93.75
3...............................................        42.25        48.50        55.75        62.25        83.25        65.25        63.25       106.50
4...............................................        45.25        52.75        63.25        69.50        98.00        71.75        71.75       118.00
5...............................................        48.50        58.00        70.50        77.00       111.75        79.00        79.00       130.75
6...............................................        50.50        61.25        76.00        84.25       125.50        84.25        86.50       143.25
7...............................................        53.75        64.25        80.00        90.75       138.00        90.75        93.75       156.00
8...............................................        55.75        68.50        84.25        98.00       150.75        96.00       101.25       168.75
9...............................................        58.00        71.75        89.50       105.50       164.50       101.25       108.50       181.25
10..............................................        61.25        73.75        93.75       109.50       174.00       107.50       116.00       189.75
11..............................................        63.25        77.00        97.00       115.00       184.50       110.75       122.25       201.25
12..............................................        65.25        80.00       101.25       121.25       195.00       115.00       128.50       214.00
13..............................................        68.50        83.25       104.25       126.50       205.50       119.00       133.75       226.50
14..............................................        70.50        85.25       108.50       131.75       216.00       123.25       139.25       238.25
15..............................................        72.75        88.50       111.75       137.00       225.50       127.50       144.50       250.75
16..............................................        76.00        91.75       115.00       143.25       235.00       131.75       149.75       262.50
17..............................................        78.00        93.75       119.00       148.50       243.50       136.00       155.00       274.00
18..............................................        80.00        97.00       122.25       154.00       250.75       140.25       161.25       285.75
19..............................................        83.25       100.25       126.50       159.25       259.25       144.50       167.50       297.25
20..............................................        85.25       102.25       129.75       164.50       266.75       148.50       174.00       308.75
21..............................................        87.50       105.50       132.75       169.75       274.00       151.75       180.25       318.25

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22..............................................        89.50       107.50       137.00       175.00       282.50       156.00       185.50       327.75
23..............................................        91.75       110.75       140.25       180.25       289.75       160.25       190.75       335.25
24..............................................        94.75       113.75       144.50       185.50       298.25       164.50       196.00       342.50
25..............................................        97.00       116.00       147.50       190.75       305.75       168.75       201.25       351.00
26..............................................        99.00       119.00       150.75       196.00       314.00       172.75       206.50       358.25
27..............................................       101.25       121.25       155.00       200.25       321.50       177.00       211.75       365.75
28..............................................       103.25       124.25       158.00       205.50       330.00       181.25       217.00       374.25
29..............................................       105.50       126.50       161.25       210.75       337.25       185.50       222.50       381.50
30..............................................       108.50       130.75       166.50       218.25       348.75       191.75       227.75       393.25
31..............................................       110.75       133.75       170.75       223.50       356.25       196.00       233.00       401.50
32..............................................       112.75       136.00       174.00       228.75       364.75       200.25       238.25       409.00
33..............................................       115.00       138.00       178.25       234.00       372.00       204.50       243.50       417.50
34..............................................       118.00       139.25       181.25       239.25       380.50       208.75       248.75       424.75
35..............................................       120.25       141.25       184.50       244.50       389.00       213.00       254.00       433.25
36..............................................       122.25       143.25       188.75       248.75       396.25       217.00       259.25       440.50
37..............................................       124.25       145.50       191.75       254.00       404.75       221.25       264.50       449.00
38..............................................       126.50       147.50       196.00       259.25       412.00       225.50       269.75       456.50
39..............................................       128.50       149.75       199.25       264.50       419.50       229.75       275.00       463.75
40..............................................       130.75       151.75       202.25       269.75       425.75       234.00       280.25       472.25
41..............................................       132.75       154.00       206.50       275.00       433.25       238.25       285.75       479.50
42..............................................       137.00       156.00       209.75       280.25       440.50       242.50       291.00       488.00
43..............................................       139.25       158.00       214.00       285.75       448.00       246.75       296.25       495.50
44..............................................       141.25       159.25       217.00       291.00       455.25       250.75       301.50       503.75
45..............................................       144.50       161.25       221.25       295.00       462.75       255.00       306.75       511.25
46..............................................       146.50       163.25       224.50       300.50       470.00       259.25       312.00       518.50
47..............................................       148.50       164.50       227.75       305.75       476.50       263.50       317.25       527.00
48..............................................       150.75       166.50       232.00       311.00       483.75       267.75       322.50       534.50
49..............................................       154.00       168.75       235.00       316.25       491.25       272.00       327.75       542.75
50..............................................       156.00       171.75       241.25       324.75       503.75       278.25       333.00       556.50
51..............................................       160.25       174.00       244.50       330.00       511.25       278.25       338.25       572.25
52..............................................       162.25       176.00       248.75       335.25       518.50       286.75       343.50       572.25
53..............................................       164.50       178.25       252.00       340.50       526.00       291.00       348.75       589.25
54..............................................       167.50       179.25       256.00       345.75       533.25       295.00       354.25       589.25
55..............................................       168.75       181.25       259.25       351.00       540.75       298.25       359.50       603.00
56..............................................       170.75       182.25       263.50       356.25       548.00       303.50       364.75       603.00
57..............................................       171.75       184.50       266.75       361.50       555.50       306.75       370.00       615.50
58..............................................       172.75       185.50       269.75       366.75       561.75       312.00       375.25       615.50
59..............................................       175.00       187.50       274.00       372.00       569.25       315.25       380.50       629.25
60..............................................       176.00       189.75       277.25       377.25       576.50       320.50       385.75       629.25
61..............................................       178.25       190.75       281.50       382.50       584.00       323.50       391.00       645.00
62..............................................       179.25       191.75       284.50       386.75       590.25       330.00       396.25       645.00
63..............................................       180.25       194.00       288.75       392.00       598.75       332.00       401.50       660.75
64..............................................       181.25       195.00       292.00       397.25       601.75       338.25       406.75       660.75
65..............................................       182.25       197.00       296.25       402.75       613.50       340.50       412.00       676.75
66..............................................       183.50       198.25       299.25       408.00       613.50       346.75       417.50       676.75
67..............................................       184.50       200.25       302.50       413.25       625.00       348.75       422.75       692.50
68..............................................       185.50       202.25       306.75       418.50       627.25       355.25       428.00       692.50
69..............................................       186.50       203.50       310.00       423.75       636.50       357.25       433.25       708.25
70..............................................       187.50       204.50       314.00       429.00       636.50       363.75       438.50       708.25
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                                              Global Express Guaranteed--Non-Document Service Rates/Groups
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             Weight not over (lbs.)                 Group 1      Group 2      Group 3      Group 4      Group 5      Group 6      Group 7      Group 8
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1...............................................       $38.00       $40.00       $46.50       $50.50       $62.25       $54.75       $58.00       $86.50
2...............................................        43.25        47.50        53.75        58.00        76.00        63.25        61.25       101.25
3...............................................        46.50        53.75        61.25        67.50        90.75        70.50        66.50       115.00
4...............................................        49.50        58.00        68.50        74.75       105.50        77.00        73.75       126.50
5...............................................        52.75        63.25        76.00        82.25       119.00        84.25        81.25       141.25
6...............................................        54.75        66.50        81.25        89.50       132.75        89.50        88.50       154.00
7...............................................        58.00        69.50        85.25        96.00       145.50        96.00        96.00       166.50
8...............................................        60.00        74.75        90.75       103.25       158.00       101.25       103.25       179.25
9...............................................        62.25        78.00        96.00       110.75       171.75       106.50       110.75       191.75
10..............................................        65.25        81.25       100.25       117.00       186.50       112.75       118.00       200.25
11..............................................        67.50        84.25       105.50       122.25       197.00       118.00       124.25       217.00
12..............................................        69.50        87.50       109.50       128.50       207.75       122.25       129.75       229.75
13..............................................        72.75        90.75       112.75       133.75       218.25       126.50       136.00       242.50
14..............................................        74.75        92.75       117.00       139.25       228.75       130.75       141.25       254.00
15..............................................        77.00        96.00       120.25       144.50       241.25       138.00       146.50       266.75
16..............................................        80.00        99.00       123.25       150.75       250.75       142.25       151.75       278.25
17..............................................        82.25       102.25       127.50       156.00       259.25       146.50       157.00       289.75

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18..............................................        84.25       105.50       130.75       161.25       266.75       150.75       163.25       301.50
19..............................................        87.50       108.50       135.00       166.50       275.00       155.00       169.75       313.00
20..............................................        91.75       112.75       138.00       174.00       282.50       159.25       176.00       324.75
21..............................................        93.75       116.00       141.25       179.25       289.75       162.25       182.25       334.00
22..............................................        96.00       118.00       145.50       184.50       298.25       166.50       187.50       343.50
23..............................................        98.00       121.25       148.50       189.75       305.75       170.75       193.00       351.00
24..............................................       101.25       124.25       152.75       195.00       314.00       175.00       198.25       358.25
25..............................................       103.25       126.50       156.00       200.25       321.50       179.25       203.50       366.75
26..............................................       105.50       128.50       161.25       205.50       330.00       183.50       208.75       374.25
27..............................................       107.50       129.75       165.50       209.75       337.25       187.50       214.00       381.50
28..............................................       109.50       132.75       168.75       215.00       345.75       191.75       219.25       390.00
29..............................................       111.75       135.00       171.75       220.25       353.00       196.00       224.50       397.25
30..............................................       115.00       139.25       177.00       227.75       364.75       202.25       229.75       409.00
31..............................................       117.00       142.25       181.25       233.00       372.00       206.50       235.00       417.50
32..............................................       119.00       144.50       184.50       238.25       380.50       210.75       240.25       424.75
33..............................................       121.25       146.50       188.75       243.50       387.75       215.00       245.50       433.25
34..............................................       124.25       148.50       191.75       248.75       396.25       219.25       250.75       440.50
35..............................................       126.50       150.75       195.00       254.00       404.75       223.50       256.00       454.25
36..............................................       128.50       152.75       199.25       258.25       412.00       227.75       261.50       461.75
37..............................................       130.75       155.00       202.25       263.50       420.50       232.00       266.75       470.00
38..............................................       132.75       157.00       206.50       268.75       428.00       236.00       272.00       477.50
39..............................................       135.00       159.25       209.75       274.00       435.25       240.25       277.25       484.75
40..............................................       137.00       161.25       213.00       282.50       441.75       244.50       282.50       493.25
41..............................................       139.25       163.25       217.00       287.75       449.00       248.75       287.75       500.75
42..............................................       143.25       165.50       220.25       293.00       456.50       253.00       293.00       509.00
43..............................................       145.50       167.50       224.50       298.25       463.75       257.25       298.25       516.50
44..............................................       147.50       168.75       227.75       303.50       471.25       261.50       303.50       525.00
45..............................................       150.75       170.75       232.00       311.00       478.50       265.50       308.75       532.25
46..............................................       152.75       172.75       235.00       316.25       486.00       269.75       314.00       534.50
47..............................................       155.00       174.00       238.25       321.50       492.25       274.00       319.25       542.75
48..............................................       157.00       176.00       242.50       326.75       499.50       278.25       324.75       550.25
49..............................................       159.25       178.25       245.50       332.00       507.00       282.50       330.00       558.50
50..............................................       160.25       181.25       252.00       337.25       519.50       288.75       335.25       572.25
51..............................................       164.50       183.50       255.00       342.50       525.00       291.00       340.50       588.25
52..............................................       166.50       185.50       259.25       347.75       532.25       297.25       345.75       588.25
53..............................................       168.75       187.50       262.50       353.00       539.75       301.50       351.00       605.00
54..............................................       171.75       188.75       266.75       358.25       547.00       305.75       356.25       605.00
55..............................................       172.75       190.75       269.75       363.75       554.50       308.75       361.50       618.75
56..............................................       175.00       191.75       274.00       369.00       561.75       314.00       366.75       618.75
57..............................................       176.00       194.00       277.25       374.25       569.25       317.25       372.00       631.25
58..............................................       177.00       195.00       280.25       379.50       575.50       322.50       377.25       631.25
59..............................................       179.25       197.00       284.50       384.75       582.75       325.75       382.50       645.00
60..............................................       179.25       199.25       287.75       390.00       590.25       331.00       387.75       645.00
61..............................................       181.25       203.50       292.00       395.25       597.50       334.00       393.25       660.75
62..............................................       182.25       204.50       295.00       399.50       604.00       340.50       398.50       660.75
63..............................................       183.50       206.50       299.25       404.75       612.25       342.50       403.75       676.75
64..............................................       184.50       207.75       302.50       410.00       615.50       348.75       409.00       676.75
65..............................................       185.50       209.75       306.75       415.25       627.25       351.00       414.25       692.50
66..............................................       186.50       210.75       310.00       420.50       627.25       357.25       419.50       692.50
67..............................................       187.50       213.00       313.00       425.75       638.75       359.50       424.75       708.25
68..............................................       188.75       215.00       317.25       431.00       640.75       365.75       430.00       708.25
69..............................................       189.75       216.00       320.50       436.25       650.25       367.75       435.25       724.00
70..............................................       190.75       217.00       324.75       441.75       650.25       374.25       440.50       724.00
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                                                                   Global Express Mail
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         Weight not over (lbs.)               Group 1         Group 2         Group 3         Group 4         Group 5         Group 6         Group 7
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0.5.....................................          $16.25          $17.75          $21.00          $18.25          $20.00          $18.00          $24.25
1.......................................           17.15           21.10           26.10           22.55           24.00           20.20           27.40
2.......................................           17.90           25.00           30.30           26.85           27.45           22.80           30.55
3.......................................           19.25           29.10           34.50           31.15           32.15           26.30           33.75
4.......................................           20.30           32.80           37.70           35.45           36.80           29.65           36.90
5.......................................           21.60           36.05           40.85           39.45           41.30           33.55           40.05
6.......................................           24.00           38.35           44.00           43.00           45.80           36.85           43.40
7.......................................           26.35           40.70           47.15           46.55           50.30           40.10           46.80
8.......................................           28.70           43.00           50.35           50.10           54.75           43.35           50.15
9.......................................           31.10           45.30           53.50           53.65           59.25           46.65           53.55
10......................................           33.45           47.65           56.65           57.20           63.70           49.90           56.90
11......................................           35.85           49.95           59.80           60.75           68.20           53.15           60.30
12......................................           38.20           52.30           63.00           64.30           72.65           56.45           63.65

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13......................................           40.60           54.60           66.15           67.80           77.15           59.70           67.05
14......................................           42.95           56.90           69.30           71.35           81.65           63.00           70.40
15......................................           45.30           59.25           72.45           74.90           86.10           66.25           73.80
16......................................           47.70           61.55           75.60           78.45           90.60           69.50           77.15
17......................................           50.05           63.85           78.80           82.00           95.05           72.80           80.55
18......................................           52.45           66.20           81.95           85.55           99.55           76.05           83.90
19......................................           54.80           68.50           85.10           89.10          104.05           79.30           87.25
20......................................           57.20           70.85           88.25           92.65          108.50           82.60           90.65
21......................................           59.55           73.15           91.45           96.20          113.00           85.85           94.00
22......................................           61.90           75.45           94.60           99.70          117.45           89.10           97.40
23......................................           64.30           77.80           97.75          103.25          121.95           92.40          100.75
24......................................           66.65           80.10          100.90          106.80          126.45           95.65          104.15
25......................................           69.05           82.40          104.10          110.35          130.90           98.90          107.50
26......................................           71.40           84.75          107.25          113.90          135.40          102.20          110.90
27......................................           73.80           87.05          110.40          117.45          139.85          105.45          114.25
28......................................           76.15           89.40          113.55          121.00          144.35          108.70          117.65
29......................................           78.50           91.70          116.75          124.55          148.80          112.00          121.00
30......................................           80.90           94.00          119.90          128.05          153.30          115.25          124.35
31......................................           83.25           96.35          123.05          131.60          157.80          118.50          127.75
32......................................           85.65           98.65          126.20          135.15          162.25          121.80          131.10
33......................................           88.00          100.95          129.40          138.70          166.75          125.05          134.50
34......................................           90.40          103.30          132.55          142.25          171.20          128.30          137.85
35......................................           92.75          105.60          135.70          145.80          175.70          131.60          141.25
36......................................           95.10          107.95          138.85          149.35          180.20          134.85          144.60
37......................................           97.50          110.25          142.05          152.90          184.65          138.15          148.00
38......................................           99.85          112.55          145.20          156.45          189.15          141.40          151.35
39......................................          102.25          114.90          148.35          159.95          193.60          144.65          154.75
40......................................          104.60          117.20          151.50          163.50          198.10          147.95          158.10
41......................................          107.00          119.50          154.65          167.05          202.60          151.20          161.45
42......................................          109.35          121.85          157.85          170.60          207.05          154.45          164.85
43......................................          111.70          124.15          161.00          174.15          211.55          157.75          168.20
44......................................          114.10          126.50          164.15          177.70          216.00          161.00          171.60
45......................................          116.45          128.80          167.30          181.25          220.50          164.25          174.95
46......................................          118.85          131.10          170.50          184.80          225.00          167.55          178.35
47......................................          121.20          133.45          173.65          188.35          229.45          170.80          181.70
48......................................          123.60          135.75          176.80          191.85          233.95          174.05          185.10
49......................................          125.95          138.05          179.95          195.40          238.40          177.35          188.45
50......................................          128.30          140.40          183.15          198.95          242.90          180.60          191.85
51......................................          130.70          142.70          186.30          202.50          247.35          183.85          195.20
52......................................          133.05          145.05          189.45          206.05          251.85          187.15          198.55
53......................................          135.45          147.35          192.60          209.60          256.35          190.40          201.95
54......................................          137.80          149.65          195.80          213.15          260.80          193.65          205.30
55......................................          140.20          152.00          198.95          216.70          265.30          196.95          208.70
56......................................          142.55          154.30          202.10          220.20          269.75          200.20          212.05
57......................................          144.95          156.60          205.25          223.75          274.25          203.45          215.45
58......................................          147.30          158.95          208.45          227.30          278.75          206.75          218.80
59......................................          149.65          161.25          211.60          230.85          283.20          210.00          222.20
60......................................          152.05          163.60          214.75          234.40          287.70          213.30          225.55
61......................................          154.40          165.90          217.90          237.95          292.15          216.55          228.95
62......................................          156.80          168.20          221.10          241.50          296.65          219.80          232.30
63......................................          159.15          170.55          224.25          245.05          301.15          223.10          235.65
64......................................          161.55          172.85          227.40          248.60          305.60          226.35          239.05
65......................................          163.90          175.15          230.55          252.10          310.10          229.60          242.40
66......................................          166.25          177.50          233.70          255.65          314.55          232.90          245.80
67......................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A          235.65          249.55
68......................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A          238.40          253.30
69......................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A          241.15          257.05
70......................................             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A             N/A          243.90          260.80
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                                               Global Express Mail
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     Weight not over (lbs.)           Group 8         Group 9        Group 10        Group 11        Group 12
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0.5.............................          $18.00          $20.00          $24.00          $30.00          $23.50
1...............................           21.60           23.20           26.60           32.95           26.10
2...............................           25.30           27.40           29.80           37.40           29.50
3...............................           29.50           31.60           34.25           42.70           33.75
4...............................           33.75           36.90           38.45           47.15           37.95
5...............................           37.95           42.15           42.95           52.45           42.15
6...............................           42.35           47.05           47.45           57.45           46.40
7...............................           46.80           51.95           51.90           62.45           50.60

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8...............................           51.20           56.85           56.40           67.45           54.80
9...............................           55.65           61.75           60.85           72.45           59.00
10..............................           60.10           66.65           65.35           77.45           63.25
11..............................           64.50           71.55           69.85           82.50           67.45
12..............................           68.95           76.45           74.30           87.50           71.65
13..............................           73.35           81.35           78.80           92.50           75.90
14..............................           77.80           86.25           83.25           97.50           80.10
15..............................           82.20           91.15           87.75          102.50           84.30
16..............................           86.65           96.05           92.25          107.50           88.55
17..............................           91.05          100.95           96.70          112.50           92.75
18..............................           95.50          105.85          101.20          117.50           96.95
19..............................           99.90          110.80          105.65          122.55          101.20
20..............................          104.35          115.70          110.15          127.55          105.40
21..............................          108.75          120.60          114.60          132.55          109.60
22..............................          113.20          125.50          119.10          137.55          113.85
23..............................          117.65          130.40          123.60          142.55          118.05
24..............................          122.05          135.30          128.05          147.55          122.25
25..............................          126.50          140.20          132.55          152.55          126.50
26..............................          130.90          145.10          137.00          157.55          130.70
27..............................          135.35          150.00          141.50          162.60          134.90
28..............................          139.75          154.90          146.00          167.60          139.15
29..............................          144.20          159.80          150.45          172.60          143.35
30..............................          148.60          164.70          154.95          177.60          147.55
31..............................          153.05          169.60          159.40          182.60          151.80
32..............................          157.45          174.50          163.90          187.60          156.00
33..............................          161.90          179.40          168.40          192.60          160.20
34..............................          166.30          184.30          172.85          197.65          164.40
35..............................          170.75          189.20          177.35          202.65          168.65
36..............................          175.15          194.10          181.80          207.65          172.85
37..............................          179.60          199.00          186.30          212.65          177.05
38..............................          184.05          203.90          190.75          217.65          181.30
39..............................          188.45          208.80          195.25          222.65          185.50
40..............................          192.90          213.70          199.75          227.65          189.70
41..............................          197.30          218.60          204.20          232.65          193.95
42..............................          201.75          223.50          208.70          237.70          198.15
43..............................          206.15          228.40          213.15          242.70          202.35
44..............................          210.60          233.30          217.65          247.70          206.60
45..............................          215.00          238.20          222.15          252.70          210.80
46..............................          219.45          243.10          226.60          257.70          215.00
47..............................          223.85          248.00          231.10          262.70          219.25
48..............................          228.30          252.90          235.55          267.70          223.45
49..............................          232.70          257.80          240.05          272.70          227.65
50..............................          237.15          262.70          244.55          277.75          231.90
51..............................          241.60          267.60          249.00          282.75          236.10
52..............................          246.00          272.50          253.50          287.75          240.30
53..............................          250.45          277.40          257.95          292.75          244.55
54..............................          254.85          282.30          262.45          297.75          248.75
55..............................          259.30          287.20          266.95          302.75          252.95
56..............................          263.70          292.10          271.40          307.75          257.20
57..............................          268.15          297.00          275.90          312.75          261.40
58..............................          272.55          301.90          280.35          317.80          265.60
59..............................          277.00          306.80          284.85          322.80          269.80
60..............................          281.40          311.70          289.30          327.80          274.05
61..............................          285.85          316.60          293.80          332.80          278.25
62..............................          290.25          321.50          298.30          337.80          282.45
63..............................          294.70          326.40          302.75          342.80          286.70
64..............................          299.15          331.30          307.25          347.80          290.90
65..............................          303.55          336.25          311.70          352.85          295.10
66..............................          308.00          341.15          316.20          357.85          299.35
67..............................          313.00          346.15          320.95          363.10          303.85
68..............................          318.00          351.15          325.70          368.35          308.35
69..............................          323.00          356.15          330.45          373.60          312.85
70..............................          328.00          361.15          335.20          378.85         317.35
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EMS corporate account: 5 percent discount from single-piece rates.


                Global Priority Mail--Flat-Rate Envelope
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               Destination                     Small           Large
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Canada and Mexico.......................           $4.25           $7.50
Other Countries.........................            5.25            9.50
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                                      Global Priority Mail--Variable Weight
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     Weight not over (lbs.)           Group 1         Group 2         Group 3         Group 4         Group 5
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0.5.............................           $6.25           $7.50           $8.50           $9.50           $8.50
1...............................            8.50            9.50           10.50           11.50           12.75
1.5.............................            9.50           10.50           12.75           13.75           14.75
2...............................           11.50           13.75           15.75           16.75           18.00
2.5.............................           12.75           16.75           19.00           20.00           22.25
3...............................           14.75           20.00           22.25           23.25           25.25
3.5.............................           16.75           23.25           24.25           25.25           29.50
4...............................           19.00           26.25           27.50           28.50           32.75
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                               Aerogrammes
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All Countries...........................................           $0.75
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                       Postal Cards and Postcards
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                                                            Republic of
                                                             Marshall
                                               Other        Islands and
             Canada & Mexico                 countries       Federated
                                                             States of
                                                            Micronesia
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$0.55...................................           $0.75           $0.34
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                                               Airmail Letter-Post
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     Weight not over (ozs.)           Group 1         Group 2         Group 3         Group 4         Group 5
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1...............................           $0.63           $0.63           $0.84           $0.84           $0.84
2...............................            0.90            0.90            1.70            1.80            1.65
3...............................            1.15            1.30            2.55            2.75            2.40
4...............................            1.40            1.75            3.35            3.70            3.20
5...............................            1.70            2.15            4.20            4.65            4.00
6...............................            1.95            2.60            5.05            5.60            4.80
7...............................            2.20            3.00            5.90            6.55            5.60
8...............................            2.50            3.45            6.75            7.50            6.40
12..............................            3.25            4.20            7.95            8.85            8.05
16..............................            3.95            5.45            9.15           10.20            9.75
20..............................            4.65            6.65           10.40           11.60           11.45
24..............................            5.30            7.85           11.60           12.95           13.10
28..............................            6.00            9.05           12.80           14.35           14.80
32..............................            6.70           10.30           14.00           15.70           16.50
36..............................            7.40           11.55           15.30           17.15           18.30
40..............................            8.05           12.80           16.55           18.55           20.10
44..............................            8.75           14.05           17.80           19.95           21.85
48..............................            9.45           15.35           19.10           21.40           23.65
52..............................           10.15           16.65           20.40           22.85           25.50
56..............................           10.90           17.95           21.70           24.35           27.35
60..............................           11.65           19.30           23.05           25.80           29.20
64..............................           12.40           20.60           24.35           27.30           31.05
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                                                                   Airmail Parcel Post
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         Weight not over (lbs.)               Group 1         Group 2         Group 3         Group 4         Group 5         Group 6         Group 7
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1.......................................          $14.00          $13.75          $16.75          $17.25          $16.00          $14.75          $17.50
2.......................................           14.00           16.35           21.10           21.60           20.80           16.35           20.05
3.......................................           15.00           18.70           25.30           25.80           25.80           18.45           22.90
4.......................................           16.35           21.35           29.50           30.55           31.35           21.35           25.80
5.......................................           17.65           24.25           33.75           35.30           36.90           24.00           28.70
6.......................................           18.80           26.35           36.90           38.80           41.35