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On November 30, 2012, the Postal Service filed a notice, pursuant to 39 CFR 3015.5, stating that it has entered into an additional negotiated service agreement with foreign postal operator China Post (Agreement).
The Postal Service seeks to have the inbound portion of the Agreement, which concerns delivery of inbound Air CP,
The Postal Service's filing consists of the Notice, an Excel file containing redacted financial workpapers, and four attachments. Attachment 1 is a redacted copy of the Agreement. Attachment 2 is the certified statement required by 39 CFR 3015.5(c)(2). Attachment 3 is a redacted copy of the Governors' Decision No. 10-3. Attachment 4 is an application for non-public treatment of unredacted material.
The Postal Service reviews the regulatory history of the Inbound Competitive Multi-Service Agreements with Foreign Operators 1 product and identifies the TNT Agreement (approved in Docket No. CP2010-95) as the baseline agreement for purposes of determining the functional equivalence of the instant Agreement.
The Agreement also includes rates for a yet-to-be-launched inbound product.
Rates under the instant Agreement are intended to become effective on January 1, 2013.
Interested persons may submit comments on whether the Postal Service's filing in the captioned docket is consistent with the policies of 39 U.S.C. 3632 and 3633 and the requirements of 39 CFR part 3015. Comments are due no later than December 12, 2012. The public portions of this filing can be accessed via the Commission's Web site (
It is ordered:
1. The Commission establishes Docket No. CP2013-23 for consideration of matters raised by the Postal Service's Notice.
2. Pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 505, Allison J. Levy is appointed to serve as an officer of the Commission (Public Representative) to represent the interests of the general public in this proceeding.
3. Comments by interested persons in this proceeding are due no later than December 12, 2012.
4. The Secretary shall arrange for publication of this order in the
By the Commission.