Private Express Statute Violations
This regulation is to inform all agencies and staff offices of their responsibility to ensure that private carriers are not used to transport items in violation of the Private Express Statutes. These statutes restrict the transportation of certain items by means other than the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
It is the policy of USDA to comply with the provisions of the Private Express Statutes (39 U.S.C., 601-606 and 39 CFR parts 310 & 320) when sending material delivered by persons other than USDA employees.