parcel with the words AMERICAN GOODS
RETURNED endorsed on the customs declaration.
PERSONAL PROPERTY AND
Personal and household effects of personnel
stationed outside the CTUS, returning to the United
States under government orders may be exempt from
customs duty. In this case, customers must place a
copy of their orders inside the envelope (PS Form
2976-E) or inside the parcel. The address side of the
parcel shall be endorsed RETURNED PERSONAL
EFFECTSORDERS ENCLOSED. Parcels
containing personal and household effects shall bear a
completed customs form.
ITEMS BEARING A TRADEMARK OR
Some articles such as perfumes, watches, and
cameras bearing a trademark or trade name require
written consent of the owner of the mark or name
before they can be imported. If an article of this type is
presented for mailing, advise the customer that the
article may not pass U.S. Customs. However, DO NOT
refuse to accept the article if it meets all other mailing
requirements. Remember that it is the mailer who is
responsible for complying with the customs laws.
Q4-24. What items are subject to customs
Q4-25. When a parcel containing merchandise is
mailed from an overseas MPO to an address
in CONUS, it is not subject to customs
examination. (True/False) Explain.
Q4-26. Who is responsible for complying with
Q4-27. Who is responsible for completing the
Detailed Description of Contents section of a
Q4-28. What responsibility does the military postal
clerk have in compliance of customs laws in
conjunction with the mailers desires?
Q4-29. What PS form and form envelope should be
used on parcels mailed from any overseas
MPO to a CONUS address?
Q4-30. What customs declaration is placed inside a
parcel at the mailers request to avoid
identifying the contents on the outside of the
Q4-31. Why is customs duty sometimes improperly
assessed on articles entering the United
Q4-32. Proper completion of customs declaration
forms will ensure that parcels will pass
through U.S. Customs with a minimum delay.
Q4-33. What is the maximum dollar amount that an
individual may mail to an individual in the
United States to qualify as an unsolicited, free
from duty gift?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
CHECKLIST FOR ACCEPTANCE
OF DOMESTIC MAIL
The following information is provided for
assisting you in understanding the acceptance of
TYPES OF MATTER
FIRST-CLASS: Hand or type written material, matter
protected against unauthorized inspection, personal
messages (e.g. letters, bills, statements, and invitations).
Complete newspapers and
STANDARD MAIL (A): Rates are presorted. Not used
STANDARD MAIL (B):
Items not included in
First-Class or Periodicals, weighing 16 ounces to 70
RATES OF POSTAGE
Standard Mail (A)
Standard Mail (B)
Special Standard Mail