New Domestic and International Postage Statements

All postage statements are revised to implement the price, fee, and classification changes resulting from R2006–1, as well as all the new international prices, fees, and product changes. All statements are available at in Adobe PDF (print-only) format. The new statements are dated May 2007. Mailers will con­tinue using current statements for mailings submitted for acceptance and verification through May 13.

Mailers of international Publisher’s Periodicals are reminded that, due to the international product changes, after May 13, Publisher’s Periodicals prices are no longer available. Periodicals mailers may continue using current PS Form 3541, Postage Statement Periodicals, One Issue or One Edition, for mailings submitted for acceptance and verification through July 14.

All international postage statements have been replaced with a single form, PS Form 3700, Postage Statement International Mail.

Effective Monday, May 14 (except for Periodicals mail­ings), mailers must use May 2007 editions of postage state­ments (or approved facsimiles). All previous versions are obsolete as of May 14, 2007, and must not be used. The entry office postmaster must approve all facsimile postage statements not approved under the Presort Accuracy Vali­dation and Evaluation (PAVE™) or Manifest Analysis and Certification (MAC™) programs.

There will be no automatic distribution of Postage State­ments. A future Postal Bulletin will announce ordering pro­cedures when the new statements are available at the Material Distribution Center.

Postage statements can be printed locally and com­pleted manually. Wherever possible, postmasters and managers of Business Mail Entry should encourage their customers and staff to use the Web site to obtain state­ments. Managers of Business Mail Entry, working with dis­trict and area price implementation coordinators, must ensure that all Post Offices™ and detached mail units within their district’s service areas have access to all statements (domestic and international) to satisfy the needs of local mailers. District offices must supply postage statements to Post Offices without Internet access.

Mailers with questions regarding the use and availability of postage statements should contact the Post Office where they enter their mailings. Employees with questions should contact their district’s manager of Business Mail Entry.