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US Postal Service Changes Certain DMM Hazardous Materials Regulations to Harmonize with USDOT Rules

Shippers of hazardous materials who ship products using the US Postal Service (USPS) may be pleased with a new ruling from that agency.  In a response letter dated 31 January 2014 and addressed to the Council On Safe Transportation of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) in reference to a September 2013 inquiry made by that body, USPS

US Postal Service Prohibits International Shipments of Lithium Batteries

Effective yesterday, the United States Postal Service (USPS) amended its mailing standards, the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM), to incorporate provisions prohibiting the outbound international mailing of lithium batteries and devices containing lithium batteries. The move brings the USPS international mailing standards in line with recent actions by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the