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§ 413. —  Postal services at diplomatic posts.



[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 39USC413]

 
                        TITLE 39--POSTAL SERVICE
 
                             PART I--GENERAL
 
                      CHAPTER 4--GENERAL AUTHORITY
 
Sec. 413. Postal services at diplomatic posts

    (a) The Postal Service and the Department of State may enter into 1 
or more agreements for field testing to ascertain the feasibility of 
providing postal services through personnel provided by the Department 
of State at branch post offices established by the Postal Service in 
United States diplomatic missions at locations abroad for which branch 
post offices are not established under section 406.
    (b) To the extent that the Postal Service and the Department of 
State conclude it to be feasible and in the public interest, the Postal 
Service may establish branch post offices at United States diplomatic 
missions in locations abroad for which branch post offices are not 
established under section 406, and the Department of State may enter 
into an agreement with the Postal Service to perform postal services at 
such branch post offices through personnel designated by the Department 
of State.
    (c) The Department of State shall reimburse the Postal Service for 
any amounts, determined by the Postal Service, equal to the additional 
costs incurred by the Postal Service, including transportation costs, 
incurred by the Postal Service in the performance of its obligations 
under any agreement entered into under this section.
    (d) Each agreement entered into under this section shall include--
        (1) provisions under which the Department of State shall make 
    any reimbursements required under subsection (c);
        (2) provisions authorizing the Postal Service to terminate the 
    agreement, and the services provided thereunder, in the event that 
    the Department of State does not comply with the provisions under 
    paragraph (1); and
        (3) any other provisions which may be necessary, including 
    provisions relating to the closing of a post office under this 
    section if necessary because a post office under section 406 is 
    established in the same location.

(Added Pub. L. 101-524, Sec. 5(a), Nov. 6, 1990, 104 Stat. 2303.)



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