PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 6, 2012 – The United States Postal Service is revising its mailing standards to require that customs data be electronically transmitted to the USPS for any international package bearing a customs declaration. Beginning November 5th, the effective date of this change, all shippers sending packages bearing a customs declaration form will be required to electronically transit the package information to the USPS. This requirement affects both commercial classes of mail, such as International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) and International Priority Airmail (IPA), and retail products like Priority Mail International (PMI), Express Mail International (EMI) and First-Class Mail International (FCMI). According to the USPS, this change was prompted by various federal regulation updates that now require electronic transmission of customs-related functions prior to mailing.

For full detail regarding the USPS’ new export compliance requirements, please refer to the Federal Register notice online at

Brokers Worldwide has been working closely with our parcel, book and small packet shipping customers to determine the most convenient way for each organization to ensure compliancy with the USPS’ new requirements. In the event you are shipping parcels, books or small packets internationally and have specific questions regarding these new regulations or need assistance complying with the USPS, please contact Brokers Worldwide at 1-800-624-5287 to speak with one of our Account Managers for expert advice.

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Brokers Worldwide is the nation’s leader in international mail and parcel services, specializing in the preparation and distribution of parcels, books, packets, direct mail, catalogs, invoices, magazines, and journals worldwide. We are one of the largest international mail consolidators in the United States, offering fast, reliable mail services at competitive prices, and serving a diverse customer base nationwide. Our experienced team has successfully offered solutions in the international mail and parcel industry for over twenty six years. We combine our expertise, extensive postal network, and customer service focus to provide our clients with the best international mail and parcel services on the market. Our facilities in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles make access to our international mail and parcel solutions simple and convenient for any business. For more information, please call us toll free at 1.800.MAIL.287 (624-5287) to speak with one of our mailing and shipping experts, or visit us on the web