Q4-18. Before accepting a Standard Mail (B) parcel
addressed to a military post office overseas,
what publication should you consult?
Q4-19. What is the maximum size limitation for
Standard Mail (B)?
Q4-20. A parcel presented for mailing is determined
to be outside your serving BMC. To compute
the proper postage, what factor must you
Q4-21. When a parcel presented for mailing is
determined to be within your serving BMC
(intra-BMC), what compensation is made?
Q4-22. Name at least three items that may be mailed
at the Special Standard Mail rate.
Q4-23. What endorsements should be placed on
articles mailed at the Special Standard Mail
rate, and in what location?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
CUSTOMS PROCEDURES FOR
Recall the customs
requirements for Domestic Mail.
All articles mailed from an MPO outside the
Customs Territory of the United States (CTUS)
believed to contain merchandise are subject to customs
examination and duty collection upon entry into the
U.S. customs territory.
The CTUS includes the 50 states, District of
Columbia (Washington, DC), and Puerto Rico.
Merchandise mailed outside of these areas and to these
areas must have a customs declaration attached. It is
the mailers responsibility when mailing items to or
from areas outside the CTUS to comply with customs
laws. In other words, the mailer must accurately list
the contents and value of each article mailed.
However, you, as a military postal clerk, should check
for the following items at the time an article containing
merchandise is presented for mailing:
· The proper customs form is properly completed
· The mailer has a valid identification card.
Two types of customs declaration forms are
available, PS Form 2976, CN 22 (Old C 1), and PS
Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch
Note. Letter mail and parcels containing merchandise
addressed for delivery within the CTUS must have a
customs form attached.
After the mailer and accepting clerk
completes PS Form 2976-A, the accepting clerk must
insert the form set into an envelope (PS Form 2976-E).
Either a PS Form 2976 (see figure 4-12) or PS
Form 2976-A (see figure 4-13) may be used, provided
they are completed properly, and lists and describes the
entire contents of the article. The class of mail does
NOT determine which customs form to use. However,
Able B. Seaman
USS Underway (CV-66)
FPO AE 09561-0001
Mr. Jack Frost
5 Sunnyside St.
Anytown US 11111
Figure 4-10Endorsement on a Library Mail article.