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International Mail Manual Issue 31

We have released International Mail Manual (IMM) Issue 31, dated May 2005. There is no automatic distribution of the IMM to Postal ServiceTM facilities. To order copies of IMM 31, Postal Service facilities must contact the Material Distribution Center (MDC) and use touch tone order entry (TTOE): Call 800-332-0317, option 2.

Note: You must be registered to use TTOE. To register, call 800-332-0317, option 1, extension 2925, and follow the prompts to leave a message. (Wait 48 hours after registering before placing your first order.)

Use the following information to order IMM 31:

PSN: 7610-02-000-9904
Unit of Issue: EA
Minimum Order Quantity: 1
Quick Pick Number: 032
Bulk Pack Quantity: 10
Price: $2.845

IMM 31 is available on the web, in both PDF and HTML (508-compliant) text-only formats, at three different locations: the Postal Explorer® site, the Internet, and the corporate intranet:

• Postal Explorer: at, click on International Mail Manual (IMM).

• Internet: at, click on About USPS & News, then Forms & Publications, then Postal Periodicals and Publications, then Manuals, and then International Mail Manual (IMM).

• Corporate intranet on the Postal Service PolicyNet Web site: at; click on Manuals, and then International Mail Manual (IMM).

IMM 31 contains all IMM revisions published in the Postal Bulletin from August 5, 2004, through May 12, 2005. Items published in the Postal Bulletin after May 12, 2005, are effective but have not been incorporated into Issue 31. In addition, Issue 31 corrects printing and formatting errors and omissions in Issue 30. All previous issues of the IMM are obsolete - please recycle Issue 30 and all previous issues of the IMM immediately.

We update the IMM online version as often as every 2 weeks to reflect any changes published in the most recent issue of the Postal Bulletin. The online version is always more current than the existing printed version, so if you have web access, and if practicable, you should check the online version when responding to customer inquiries about international mail issues.

— Mailing Standards,
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