International Mailing Services: Price Changes and Minor Classification Changes

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 3 (Monday, January 6, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 462]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27702]
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POSTAL SERVICE
39 CFR Part 20
International Mailing Services: Price Changes and Minor
Classification Changes
AGENCY: Postal ServiceTM.
ACTION: Final rule.
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SUMMARY: On October 22, 2019, the Postal Service published proposed
product and price changes to reflect price adjustments and other minor
classification changes filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission
(PRC). The PRC found that price adjustments and classification changes
contained in the Postal Service's notice may go into effect on January
26, 2020. The Postal Service will revise Notice 123, Price List to
reflect the new prices and Mailing Standards of the United States
Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), to reflect
minor classification changes.
DATES: Effective date: January 26, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Lassiter at 202-268-2914.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
I. Proposed Rule and Response
    On October 9, 2019, the Postal Service filed a notice with the PRC
in Docket No. R2020-1 of mailing services price adjustments, to be
effective on January 26, 2020. On October 22, 2019, the Postal Service
published a notification of proposed product and price changes in the
Federal Register entitled ``International Mailing Services: Proposed
Product and Price Changes--CPI'' (84 FR 56406). The notification
included price changes that the Postal Service would adopt for products
and services covered by IMM and publish in Notice 123, Price List, on
Postal Explorer[supreg] at pe.usps.com. The Postal Service received no
comments.
    On October 9, 2019, in PRC Docket No. MC2020-7, the Postal Service
proposed to update country names throughout mailing standards, changing
``Macedonia, Republic of'' to ``North Macedonia, Republic of.'' On
October 22, 2019, the Postal Service published a notification of
proposed product and price changes in the Federal Register entitled
``International Mailing Services: Proposed Product and Price Changes--
CPI'' (84 FR 56406). That proposed rule noted that throughout IMM, all
references to ``Macedonia, Republic of'' would be changed to ``North
Macedonia, Republic of'' or the short name ``North Macedonia'' would be
placed in correct alphabetical order in lists. The Postal Service
received no comments.
II. Decision of the Postal Regulatory Commission
    As stated in the PRC's Order No. 5321 issued on November 22, 2019,
and the PRC's Order No. 5340, issued on December 6, 2019, in PRC Docket
No. R2020-1, the PRC found that the prices in the Postal Service's
notice in Docket No. R2020-1, may go into effect on January 26, 2020.
The new prices will accordingly be posted in Notice 123, Price List on
Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.
    As stated in the PRC's Order No. 5297, issued on November 8, 2019,
in PRC Docket No. MC2020-7, the PRC approved the proposed minor
classification changes replacing the country name of ``Macedonia,
Republic of'' with ``North Macedonia, Republic of.'' The changes to the
IMM will accordingly be posted in the January 26, 2020, revision of the
IMM on Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.
List of Subjects in 39 CFR Part 20
    Foreign relations, International postal services.
    Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is amended as follows:
PART 20--[AMENDED]
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1. The authority citation for 39 CFR part 20 continues to read as
follows:
    Authority: 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.
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2. Revise the following sections of Mailing Standards of the United
States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]), as
follows:
Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, International
Mail Manual (IMM)
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[Throughout the IMM, change all references to ``Macedonia, Republic
of'' to ``North Macedonia, Republic of'' and place in correct
alphabetical order in lists. Revised sections include 213.5, 292.45,
322.2; the Index of Countries and Localities; the Country Price Groups
and Weight Limits; and the Individual Country Listings.]
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New Prices Will Be Listed in the Updated Notice 123, Price List
Brittany M. Johnson,
Attorney, Federal Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2019-27702 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]
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