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International Surface Airlift (ISAL)

International Surface Airlift (ISAL)

International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) is a wholesale USPS commercial service designed for volume mailings of all First-Class Mail international postcards, letters, and large envelopes (flats), and for volume mailings of small packets.

ISAL shipments are typically flown to the foreign destinations and entered into that country’s surface non-priority mail system for delivery for 7-14 day worldwide delivery as US Standard Mail.

ISAL’s discounted price categories are based on 19 worldwide country price groups and applicable mail shapes [letters and postcards, large envelopes (flats), and packages (small packets and rolls)]. These categories correspond to the Universal Postal Convention requirements to use shape-based pricing. For an exact price quote, please provide a breakdown of quantities by country and let us know the size and weight of the mail pieces.

USPS International Rate Mailbags ISAL international postage
International Air mail

The maximum weights for individual ISAL items are as follows:

a.    Card or Letter-size item: 3.5 ounces.

b.    Large, Flat-size item: 17.6 ounces.

c.   Tube or Package-size item: 4.4 pounds.

ISAL Country Groups

Country Labeling Name

Foreign Office of
Exchange Code

Price
Group

Albania

TIA

16

Algeria

ALG

19

Angola

LAD

19

Argentina

BUE

10

Aruba

AUA

17

Australia

SYD

9

Austria

VIE

12

Bahrain

BAH

19

Bangladesh

DAC

19

Belgium

BRU

12

Belize

BZE

17

Benin

COO

19

Bolivia

LPB

17

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba

BON

17

Brazil

Letter-size: SAO
Flat-size: SAO

Package-size: CWB

10

Bulgaria

SOF

16

Burkina Faso

OUA

19

Cameroon

DLA

19

Canada

See Canadian Labeling Information inExhibit 293.45b.

1

Central African Republic

BGF

19

Chile

SCL

17

China

BJS

14

Colombia

BOG

17

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

FIH

19

Cook Islands

RAR

9

Costa Rica

SJO

17

Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

ABJ

19

Curacao

CUR

17

Czech Republic

PRG

16

Denmark

CPH

12

Dominican Republic

SDQ

17

Ecuador

GYE

17

Egypt

CAI

19

El Salvador

SAL

17

Ethiopia

ADD

19

Fiji

NAN

18

Finland

HEL

12

France 1

CDG

05

French Guiana

CAY

17

Gabon

LBV

19

Germany

NIA

4

Ghana

ACC

19

Great Britain (includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, and The Isle of Man)

LAL

3

Greece

ATH

13

Guatemala

GUA

17

Guyana

GEO

17

Haiti

PAP

17

Honduras

TGU

17

Hong Kong

HKG

11

Hungary

BUD

16

Iceland

REK

15

India

BOM

14

Indonesia

JKT

18

Ireland

AHE

13

Israel

TLV

13

Italy

MIL

7

Jamaica

KIN

17

Japan

KWS

06

Jordan

AMM

19

Kenya

NBO

19

Korea, Republic of (South)

SEL

11

Kuwait

KWI

19

Lebanon

BEY

19

Liechtenstein

ZRH

15

Luxembourg

LUX

15

Madagascar

TNR

19

Malaysia

KUL

18

Mali

BKO

19

Mauritania

NKC

19

Mauritius

MRU

19

Mexico

MEX

2

Monaco

MON

12

Morocco

CAS

19

Mozambique

MPM

19

Netherlands

AMS

12

New Zealand 2

AKL

09

Nicaragua

MGA

17

Niger

NIM

19

Nigeria

LOS

19

Norway

OSL

12

Oman

MCT

19

Pakistan

KHI

19

Panama

PTY

17

Papua New Guinea

BOR

18

Paraguay

ASU

17

Peru

LIM

17

Philippines

MNL

14

Poland

WAW

12

Portugal

LIS

13

Qatar

DOH

19

Reunion

RUN

19

Romania

BUH

16

Russia

MOW

16

Saudi Arabia

DMM

19

Senegal

DKR

19

Singapore

SIN

11

Sint Maarten

SXM

17

Slovak Republic (Slovakia)

BTS

16

South Africa

JNB

14

Spain (includes Canary Islands)

MAD

8

Sri Lanka

CMB

19

Suriname

PBM

17

Sweden

STO

12

Switzerland

ZRH

12

Taiwan

TPE

14

Tanzania

DAR

19

Thailand

BKK

14

Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of

DIL

18

Togo

LFW

19

Trinidad and Tobago

POS

17

Tunisia

TUN

19

Turkey

IST

16

Uganda

KLA

19

United Arab Emirates

DXB

19

Uruguay

MVD

17

Venezuela

CCS

17

Yemen

SAH

19

Zambia

NLA

19

Zimbabwe

HRE

19

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