Form 2976, Customs - CN 22 (Old
C 1) and Sender's Declaration (green label)
Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration
and Dispatch Note
= Army and Air Force Exchange Service
APO = Army/Air
Force Post Office
Box R = Retired military personnel
FPO = Fleet Post Office
DMM = Domestic Mail Manual
Military Ordinary Mail
MPO = Military Post Office
PAL = Parcel Airlift
PSC = Postal
SAM = Space Available Mail
USDA = United States Department of Agriculture
Note: Mail order catalogs are prohibited as SAM or PAL
A. Securities, currency, or precious metals in their raw,
unmanufactured state are prohibited. Official shipments are exempt from this
2976-A is required for all mail weighing 16 ounces or more, with exceptions
noted below. In addition, mailers must properly complete required customs
documentation when mailing any potentially dutiable mail addressed to an APO or
FPO regardless of weight. The following are exceptions to the requirement for
customs documentation on non-dutiable mail that weighs 16 ounces or more:
Known mailers are exempt from providing customs documentation on non-dutiable
letters, and printed matter weighing 16 ounces or more. (A known mailer is
anyone who legally applies a permit imprint to a mailpiece. Mail with meter
postage is not considered to be from a known mailer.)
All federal, state, and local government agencies are exempt from providing
customs documentation on mail addressed to an APO or FPO, except for those
APOs/FPOs to which restriction B2 applies.
Prepaid mail from military contractors is exempt, providing the mailpiece is
endorsed "Contents for Official Use - Exempt from Customs Requirements."
2976 or 2976-A is required. Articles are liable for customs duty and/or purchase
tax unless they are bona fide gifts intended for use by military personnel or
their dependents. When the contents of a parcel meet these requirements, the
mailer must endorse the customs form, "Certified to be a bona fide gift,
personal effects, or items for personal use of military personnel and
dependents," under the heading, Description of Contents. Exceptions: All other exceptions listed in restriction
B above are applicable to this restriction.
federal, state, and local government agencies must complete customs
documentation when sending mail addressed to or from this APO or FPO weighing 16
ounces or more.
C. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are
Obscene articles, prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc., and horror
comics and matrices are prohibited.
Coffee is prohibited.
Medicines or vaccines not conforming to French laws are prohibited.
matter containing religious materials contrary to Islamic faith or depicting
nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or nonauthorized
political materials is prohibited.
Radio transceivers, cordless telephones, global positioning systems, scanners,
base stations, and hand-held transmitters are prohibited.
Firearms of any type are prohibited in all classes of mail. See definitions of
firearms in DMM C024.1.1C. This restriction does not apply to firearms mailed to
or by official U.S. government agencies.
Privately owned weapons addressed to an individual are prohibited in any class
Importation of firearms is restricted to one shotgun and one single shot .22
caliber rifle per individual.
First-Class letters, Periodicals, and Standard Mail (A) are authorized.
Meats, including preserved meats, whether hermetically sealed or not, are
or pork by-products are prohibited.
of all classes must fit in a mail sack. Mail may not exceed the following
72" length and girth combined
42" to 44" 24" girth
44" to 46" 20" girth
46" to 48" 16" girth
Maximum length 48"
This restriction does not apply to registered mail and
official government mail marked MOM.
restriction does not apply to registered mail.
restriction does not apply to official government mail marked MOM.
Parcels may not exceed 108 inches in length and girth combined.
that includes in the address the words, "Dependent Mail Section," may consist
only of letter mail, newspapers, magazines, and books. No parcel of any class
containing any other matter may be mailed to the Dependent Mail section. This
restriction does not apply if the address does not include the words "Dependent
official mail is prohibited.
Fruits, animals, and living plants are prohibited.
Registered mail is prohibited.
Personal mail addressed to vessels using this number is limited to unregistered
First-Class Mail and certified mail. Other classes of mail are
is used for the receipt and dispatch of official mail only.
may not exceed 66 pounds, and size is limited to 42 inches maximum length and 72
inches maximum length and girth combined.
alcoholic beverages, including those mailable under DMM C021, are prohibited.
Materials used in the production of alcoholic beverages (i.e., distilling
material, hops, malts, yeast, etc.) are prohibited.
Mailings of case lots of food and supplemental household shipments must be
approved by the sender's parent agency prior to mailing.
Parcels must weigh less than 16 ounces when addressed to Box R. This restriction
does not apply to mail endorsed "Free Matter for the Blind or
is limited to First-Class Mail weighing 13 ounces or less when addressed to Box
R. This restriction does not apply to mail endorsed "Free Matter for the Blind
or Handicapped." Videotapes are prohibited when addressed to Box R, regardless
is limited to First-Class letters only when addressed to Box R.
is limited to First-Class correspondence (including voice and video cassettes),
newspapers, magazines, photographs, not exceeding 16 ounces, when addressed to
products, such as dried beef, salami, and sausage, may be mailed, provided they
remain in their original, hermetically sealed packages and bear USDA
certification. Other meats, bones, skin, hair, feathers, horns or hoofs of
hoofed animals, wool samples, tobacco leaves, including chewing and pipe
tobacco, snuff, cigars, and cigarettes, or obscene material, including obscene
drawings, photographs, films, and carvings, are prohibited. Exception: 200 grams
of tobacco per parcel are permitted duty free.
Personal mail is limited to First-Class Mail (to include audio cassettes and
voice tapes) weighing 13 ounces or less. This limitation does not apply to
is limited to First-Class and Priority Mail only. All Periodicals, Standard Mail
(A), and Standard Mail (B) (including SAM and PAL) are not authorized. This
restriction also applies to official mail.
outside pieces (OSPs).
Anti-Pilferage Seal (Item No O818-A) is required on all pouches and
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