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Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificKorea · 5 years ago

Would it be impossible for someone to send a letter from the U.S. to North Korea?

2 Answers

  • Hugo90
    Lv 7
    5 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    From the USPS web site:

    "The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce administer sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad embargo on items to and from North Korea. Many shipments to North Korea also require the filing of information with the U.S. Census Bureau. Before mailing any items to North Korea, mailers should refer to IMM 510, 520, and 530 and to Publication 699, Special Requirements for Shipping Internationally, for additional information.

    Service is limited to First-Class Mail International and First-Class Package International Service items, including postcards and Free Matter for the Blind. All merchandise is prohibited."

    Essentially, not every address in North Korea can get mail from overseas.

    Source(s): Retired USPS
  • miffy
    Lv 5
    5 years ago


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