(a) Applicability.— This subchapter shall apply with respect to—
(1)first-class mail letters and sealed parcels;
(2)first-class mail cards;
(5)single-piece parcel post;
(7)bound printed matter;
(9)special services; and
(10)single-piece international mail,
subject to any changes the Postal Regulatory Commission may make under section
(b) Rule of Construction.— Mail matter referred to in subsection (a) shall, for purposes of this subchapter, be considered to have the meaning given to such mail matter under the mail classification schedule.
“(A) In general.—Except as provided in subparagraph (B), rates of postage may not be established, under subchapter II [now I] of chapter
36 of title
39, United States Code, in a manner designed to allow the United States Postal Service to receive through revenues any portion of the additional revenues (referred to in section 2401(d) of such title, as amended by paragraph (1)(E)) for which amounts are authorized to be appropriated under such section
“(B) Exception.—If Congress fails to appropriate an amount authorized under section
2401(d) of title
39, United States Code (as amended by paragraph (1)(E)), rates for the various classes of mail may be adjusted in accordance with the provisions of subchapter II [now I] of chapter 36 of such title (excluding section
3627 thereof) such that the resulting increase in revenues will equal the amount that Congress so failed to appropriate.”
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The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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