1. The content value over $400
PS Form 2976A, Customs - CP 72 - Sender's Declaration (online form)
- Enter both the sender’s and addressee’s full name and full address in the blocks provided. Provide the sender’s telephone/fax number or email address.
- In block (1), provide a detailed description, in English, of each article. General descriptions such as “food,” “medicine,” “gifts,” or “clothing” are not acceptable. In addition to the English text, a translation in another language is permitted. If there is insufficient space on the form to list all contents, use a second form (and subsequent forms, if necessary) to continue listing the contents, and indicate on the first form that the contents are continued on a subsequent form(s). When using this option, customers must ensure that the barcodes on the subsequent forms are totally obliterated to avoid multiple barcodes being assigned to the package. Place the form(s) into PS Form 2976-E (plastic envelope).
- In blocks (2), (3), and (4), enter the quantity, net weight (in pounds and ounces), and value (in U.S. dollars) of each article.
- In block (5), check all applicable boxes to indicate whether the package contains a gift, documents, commercial samples, or other items. Check the box for “Dangerous Goods” if the shipment contains dangerous goods that are approved for mailing.
- In block (6), note any restrictions that pertain to block 11.
- In block (7), enter the total gross weight in pounds and ounces.
- In block (8), enter the total value of all items in U.S. dollars.
- In block (9), provide disposal instructions in the event that the package cannot be delivered. Check the appropriate box to indicate whether the package is to be returned, treated as abandoned, or forwarded to an alternate address. Undeliverable packages returned to the sender are, upon delivery, subject to collection of return postage and any other charges assessed by the foreign postal authorities. If you are unwilling to pay return postage, check the box “Treat as Abandoned.”
- In block (10), enter the applicable Automated Export System (AES) Internal Transaction Number (ITN) or AES Exemption.
- In block (11), provide details if the contents are subject to quarantine (plant, food products, etc.).
- In block (12), sign and date the form. The sender’s signature certifies that all entries are correct and that the item contains no undeclared dangerous, prohibited, or restricted contents per postal, customs, or destination country regulations.
- In blocks (13) and (14), enter the applicable number if the item requires a sender’s customs reference or importer’s reference.
- In block (15), enter, if known, the importer’s telephone number, fax number, or email address.
- In blocks (16), (17), and (18), enter license, certificate, and/or invoice number, if applicable.
- In block (19), enter, if known, the 6-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number, which is based on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System developed by the World Customs Organization.
- In block (20), enter the “Country of Origin,” which is the country where the goods originated — i.e., where they were produced/manufactured or assembled.
- Insert the completed form(s) into PS Form 2976-E (plastic envelope) and affix PS Form 2976-E to the address side of the package. Allow the Postal Service employee to complete PS Form 2976-A as described in 123.722.
- Present the item for mailing.