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Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee Meeting USPS Headquarters Washington, DC August 12, 2009. International Mail Requirements US Customs and Border Protection Electronic Filing of Customs Forms US Census Bureau Changes to Foreign Trade Regulations.

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Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

USPS Headquarters

Washington, DC

August 12, 2009

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International Mail Requirements
  • US Customs and Border Protection
    • Electronic Filing of Customs Forms
  • US Census Bureau
    • Changes to Foreign Trade Regulations
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US Customs and Border Protection Requirements
  • Electronic filing of Customs Forms
    • US Trade Act 2002
    • US Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) 2006
    • Requires advance electronic Customs information prior to Import or Export
      • For Postal shipments, data elements contained on PS2976A (Customs declaration form)
    • Export Customs declarations required to be collected and forwarded to US Customs prior to export from the US
    • APO/FPO/DPO shipments are exempt from this requirement
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US Customs and Border Protection Requirements
  • USPS provides customs declarations collected online to US Customs from:
    • Click N Ship
    • Web Tools
    • Global Shipping Solutions
  • Customs declarations received from customers systems
    • Included in the data forwarded to US Customs
    • Qualify for discounted rates
  • Retail transactions collected through USPS e-Customs system
    • National deployment is in progress
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US Census Bureau Requirements
  • Amendment to the Foreign Trade Regulations
  • International shipments valued at more than $2500 or require an export license must file electronically through US Census Automated Export System (AES)
  • Mailers responsibility to file electronically via Census website
  • No paper Shippers Export Declaration (SED) accepted
  • Proof of filing Citation or (PFC) entered on customs form
  • Does not impact APO/FPO/DPO shipments or letters flats not containing goods
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US Census Bureau Requirements
  • Articles that are exempt (value under $2500 and do not require an export license)
    • Customer will need to indicate an exemption or exclusion legend or EEL on the Customs form
    • The EEL indicates the reason filing is not required
    • 3 most common exemption or exclusion legends to be published in USPS communication materials provided to customers:
      • NOEEI 30.37(a) - Value less than $2500
      • NOEEI 30.36 - Shipments destined to Canada
      • NOEEI 30.37(h) - Authorized shipments of gift parcels or humanitarian donations
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US Census Bureau Requirements
  • USPS Changes required
    • Customs forms modified to include a field for the PFC/ EEL and updated customer certification and privacy statement
      • Form PS2976 A completed Jan 2009 distributed to field
      • Form PS2976 re-design complete scheduled release September 2009
    • All systems (Click N Ship, Web tools) modified to accept the Census PFC/EEL numbers if applicable
      • Click N Ship – complete
      • Global Shipping Solutions - complete
      • Web tools – September 2009
      • Shipping Assistant – September 2009
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Communications

Internal and external communications planned on both requirements

Postal Bulletins

Customer Brochures

Pub 612 – US Customs Requirement

Pub 613 – US Census Requirement – coming soon

MailPro

Postal Customer Council (PCC)

Retail Associate training

National Sales Team training

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Questions?

Contact info:

Cheri DeMoss Manager, Customs Compliance

USPS Global Business

Cheri.L.DeMoss@usps.gov

202-268-4113