Beginning November 15, 2012 The USPS will begin accepting packages containing lithium batteries installed in electronic devices bound for many international destinations, and Army (APO), Fleet (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) locations. These items have been prohibited since May 16th, 2012 and have made it difficult for U.S. based shippers to send electronics overseas.
The ban was due to last through January 2013, but it looks like they got things worked out for the holidays.
“The Postal Service is pleased to be back in the business of shipping gifts containing lithium batteries internationally and to our service members overseas,” said Giselle Valera, vice president, Global Business. “Postal employees are gearing up for a busy holiday season, and we’re ready to help customers send care packages to loved ones around the world.”