Subchapter 120Preparation for Mailing
Part 123 Customs Forms
Section 123.6 Required Usage
INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY LISTINGS
The Individual Country Listings cover all mailing
information for most countries. Countries are listed in
alphabetical order starting with Afghanistan and
ending with Zimbabwe. Figure 6-1 is a partial listing
of mailing conditions and postage rates for Great
Britain and Northern Ireland as they appear in the
IMM. The G3 listed at the top of the page is a
letter-number combination that refers to a grid square
on the World Map of the IMM. Refer to the World Map
Index for the exact location of any country.
COUNTRIES NOT LISTED
Not all countries or localities are listed in the
Individual Country Listings. Notice that in figure 6-2
the locality of Alderney, Channel Islands is shown.
This means that if an article is addressed for delivery in
Alderney, Channel Islands, the conditions and rates
listed for Great Britain and Northern Ireland also apply
for Alderney, Channel Island. But, what if you did not
know that Alderney, Channel Island is listed under
Great Britain? If a country or locality is not listed in the
Individual Country Listings, then go to the Index of
Countries and Localities. This is an alphabetical list of
countries and localities not listed individually. Figure
6-2 shows some of the countries and localities listed in
this section. The country that you should look under in
the Individual Country Listings is shown to the right in
CATEGORIES OF INTERNATIONAL MAIL
International mail is comprised of three
Express Mail International Service (EMIS).
This service is not available at military post
Mail addressed to a foreign country is
identified as what type of mail?
Each time an article addressed to a foreign
country is presented for mailing, to what
publication must you refer?
To locate a country not listed separately in the
Individual Country Listings, you should refer
to what section of the IMM?
What are the three categories of international
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
POSTAL UNION MAIL
Learning Objective: Identify the classes of,
and the procedures for processing Postal
Postal Union mail consists of two classes, broken
down into subclasses. These classes and their
subclasses are as follows:
LC-an abbreviation of the French words Lettres
et Cartes (Letters and Cards). This mail includes
postal and post cards, aerogrammes, letters, and
letter packages. Of the two classes of Postal
Union mail, personal correspondence can only
be enclosed in the LC subclass of letters and
AO-an abbreviation of the French words Autres
Objets (Other Articles). This mail includes
printed matter (books, newspapers, magazines,
sheet music, and publishers periodicals, also
catalogs and directories), matter for the blind,
and small packets.
PROHIBITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
The first thing you will have to determine about an
article presented for mailing is whether or not it is
mailable. All articles that are nonmailable in the
domestic mail are prohibited in the international mail.
Refer to the Individual Country Listings section of the
IMM and Module C of the DMM. Certain other
articles are prohibited or restricted in postal union mail
to some or all countries.