PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The Honorable Ginger Porter Mida, Postmaster General of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), has informed His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the FSM that from August 29th , 2021 onwards, prices for numerous products and services at the FSM Postal Service are scheduled for a mid-year rate increase. Per the terms of the Compact of Free Association, as Amended, the FSM Postal Service is obligated to match (or be more expensive than) the United States Postal Service’s postage rates.
Stamps are increasing from $0.55 to $0.58, an increase of three cents ($0.03).
Flats will increase from $1.00 to $1.16, an increase of sixteen cents ($0.16).
Postcards will increase from $0.36 to $0.40, an increase of four cents ($0.04).
Certified mail will increase from $3.60 to $3.75, an increase of fifteen cents ($0.15).
Registered mail will increase from $12.90 to $13.75, an increase of eighty-five cents ($0.85).
The shipping rates on services such as Priority Mail are not increasing; citizens should not expect to see any change in Priority Mail shipping rates.
The FSM Postal Service does not anticipate further pricing changes for letter mail until next year, though there will likely be another peak surcharge for packages this holiday season.