39 CFR Part 20
International Service Changes--Israel
On July 9, 2010, the Postal Service published a proposed ruleFederal Registernotice (75 FR 39475-39477) that included a change to Israel's First-Class Mail International price group from Price Group 8 to Price Group 5 in order to align operational efficiencies more closely with costs.
This minor classification change was required to be filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). The Postal Service did so as part of its request for an exigent price increase on July 6, 2010. Although the PRC rejected the exigent price filing, it invited the Postal Service to file separately the classification changes incorporated in the exigent price request. On November 3, 2010, the Postal Service filed such a request to implement the change to Israel's Price Group for First-Class Mail International. The Commission concurred with the notice on November 22, 2010.
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20
Foreign relations, International postal services.
Accordingly, 39 CFR Part 20 is amended as follows:
1. The authority citation for 39 CFR Part 20 continues to read as follows:
5 U.S.C. 552(a); 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 18 U.S.C. 1692-1737; 39 U.S.C. 101, 401, 403, 404, 407, 414, 416, 3001-3011, 3201-3219, 3403-3406, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3632, 3633, and 5001.
2. Revise the following sections ofMailing Standards of the United States Postal Service,International Mail Manual (IMM), as follows:
2 Conditions for Mailing
240 First-Class Mail International
243 Prices and Postage Payment Methods
243.13 Destinating Countries and Price Groups
First-Class Mail International Price Groups
[Revise Exhibit 243.13 by changing the Price Group for Israel to Price Group 5 as follows:]
Country Price Groups and Weight Limits
[Revise the listing for Israel by changing the Price Group for First-Class Mail International to Price Group 5 as follows:]
Global express guaranteed
Express mail international
Priority mail international1
Individual Country Listings
Country Conditions for Mailing