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1 July 2010 Postal Bulletin

The July 1st Postal Bulletin contains a few updates to the DMM and the IMM (International Mail Manual), however, none of these updates directly affect Postalsoft Presort, DeskTop Mailer or Business Edition.

Most closely applicable is a clarification of use and purpose of PS Form 8125, Plant-Verified Drop Shipment (PVDS) Verification and Clearance.  A new 705.15.2.14 was added to the DMM which states:

Form 8125 must be segregated from all other nonpostal documentation and presented separately to USPS personnel at the time of induction. Nonpostal proof-of-delivery documents such as delivery receipts or bills of lading presented by a mailer’s transportation provider (carrier) are not substitutes for Form 8125. USPS personnel may, upon request, sign such documents when presented by carriers. A Form 8125 signed by a postal employee (or electronic equivalent file in the Electronic Verification System (eVS)) serves as the sole evidence of the transfer of the custody of pieces entered as a mailing at the time of induction.

Changes to the IMM include revisions prohibiting cigarettes and smokeless tobacco in all outbound and inbound international mail.

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