New Global Trade Compliance Impacts FPO Package Mailings Oct. 1

FROM NAVSUP OFFICE OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

The United States Post Office and Military Postal Service Agency announced new Global Trade Compliance requirements, effective Oct. 1, that will impact all packages mailed at Navy Fleet Post Offices (FPO).

“The new Global Trade Compliance program will require the data on all customs forms for packages mailed to and from our Navy FPOs to be entered into the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) database, similar to the way U.S. Postal Service post offices are currently conducting business for international and military packages with customs forms,” said Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Navy Postal Director Gabe Telles. RedMailbox

“Sailors can reduce waiting time in line to mail packages by filling out their customs forms online with the U.S. Postal Service’s website, and bringing them to the post office; which is good news for Sailors,” Telles added. “Navy postal personnel will experience an increased workload due to the manual input of the customs form data into the USCBP database. However, if Sailors come to the Navy FPOs with their customs forms already completed online, this will save time and only require the scanning of a barcode on the customs form.”

Sailors can complete their customs forms online at www.usps.com under the “International” tab when they click the link titled “Complete Customs Forms.”

July/August 2015