Name the two classes of postal union mail.
Before accepting postal union mail, you must
first ensure that the article presented for
mailing is mailable. (True/False)
A letter package containing coins, banknotes,
or paper money must have what special
service applied to the article?
List the criteria for envelopes that are
addressed to a foreign country.
List the types of postal union mail that must be
prepared in such a way that the contents may
be easily inspected.
Q6-10. When postal union mail is mailed to a foreign
country the address must be written precisely
and completely. (True/False)
Q6-11. When meter stamps are used as a payment of
postage for international mail, what color of
ink must be used?
Q6-12. What PS labels identify international airmail
Q6-13. What is the minimum size limit for a postcard
mailed to a foreign country?
Q6-14. What are aerogrammes and how are they
Q6-15. What amount of postage, if any, is paid for an
item mailed as matter for the blind and sent
surface international mail?
Q6-16. Written correspondence may be enclosed in
small packets. (True/False)
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
procedures for accepting and processing
Parcel Post Mail.
This section describes the conditions for mailing
international parcel post. International parcel post is a
separate category from postal union mail and should be
treated as such. Parcel post is similar to domestic
Standard Mail (B). That is, merchandise is permitted,
but written communications having the nature of
current and personal correspondence are prohibited.
PARCEL POST SERVICE
Parcel post is available to most countries. The
requirements for acceptance and handling of
international parcel post are similar for all countries.
However, acceptance procedures are determined by
individual bilateral agreements. The Parcel Post
section in the Individual Country Listings of the IMM
indicates whether or not parcel post service is available
to a certain country. If parcel post service is available,
you can also find information on related services and
specific mailing conditions in this section.
PARCEL POST RESTRICTIONS
Certain types of articles are prohibited or restricted
in parcels to all countries. Remember that all articles
prohibited in the domestic mails are also prohibited in
the international mails.
The mailing of valuable articles as parcel post is
subject to the same restrictions as Postal Union mail.
Information Concerning Restricted Articles
Information on articles that are prohibited or
restricted by individual countries appear under
Prohibitions and Restrictions in the Country
Conditions for Mailing section of the Individual
Country Listings. These prohibitions and restrictions
are based on information furnished by the countries
Parcels containing articles that are prohibited by
the destination country must not be accepted for
mailing. For a parcel known to contain articles that are
restricted by the destination country, the mailer must
be informed of the restrictions and be informed that the
contents are subject to the import rules of the country
Enclosures or Attachments of Communications
Except for parcels addressed to Canada or
Switzerland, communications of a personal nature
must NOT be attached to or enclosed in a parcel. If you
find such communications attached, remove and
handle as a separate piece. If the item cannot be
removed, the entire parcel must be returned to the