Why can't my military shipment customs form exceed $400?

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Military mail, those shipments addressed to APO, DPO, MPO, or FPO addresses, requires the USPS customs form PS-2976. Any shipments with this customs form may not exceed $400 in total declared value.

If you have a shipment worth more than $400, you have a few options for sending it:

  1. Ship it Priority Mail Express
  2. Split the shipment and how to ship
  3. Review your item's declared value.
    NOTE: It's important to report an accurate declared value as that is what will be used to determine duties. If the value is actually below $400, be sure that your customs information reflects this. However, if the greater than $400 value is accurate, do not lower the declared value beyond what is accurate. Remember, you will also be certifying that your customs forms are correct and posting incorrect information knowingly can have legal consequences.

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