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This is a list of postal entities by country. It includes:

  • The governmental authority responsible for postal matters.
  • The regulatory authority for the postal sector. Postal regulation may include the establishment of postal policies, postal rates, postal services offered, budgeting for and financing postal operations. Where no independent postal regulator has been established, these tasks may be undertaken by the government or the operator(s). They may be carried out by a single entity or spread out amongst multiple government, quasi-government or private entities.[1]
  • The designated postal operator of that country (normally the public postal service). Notable postal operators other than the designated operator, if any, may also be listed. Postal operations involve the execution of domestic and international postal services to include the receipt, transportation and delivery of authorized classes of mail, specialized mailing services, the operation of postal facilities and the sale of postage, philatelic materials and mailing supplies.

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UPU membersEdit

The following list uses the structure and terminology of the document Status and structures of postal entities in the UPU member countries. This document, published in 2009 by the Universal Postal Union (UPU), contains data for 162 of the 191 countries and territories that were then UPU members. For these countries, which are marked below, the list's contents are based on that document.

Since this document was published, the UPU has had two changes of membership:

Country Governmental authority Regulatory authority Designated operator
  Afghanistan[2009] Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies None Afghanistan Postal Service
  Albania Posta Shqiptare[2]
  Algeria Ministère de la Poste et des TIC[2] Algérie Poste[2]
  Angola[2009] Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies Instituto Angolano das Comunicações (INACOM) Empresa Nacional de Correios e Telégrafos de Angola (ENCTA)
  Antigua and Barbuda Antigua Post Office
  Argentina[2009] Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services (MinPlan) Communications Secretariat (SeCom) of MinPlan Correo Oficial de la República Argentina S.A. (CORASA)
  Armenia[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communication, State Estate Managing Department Public Services Regulatory Commission "Haypost" CJSC
  Aruba[N 1] Post Aruba
  Australia[2009] Department of Communications Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Postal Services Consultative Council Australia Post
  Austria[2009] Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology RTR GmbH Österreichische Post AG
  Azerbaijan[2009] Ministry of Communications and Information Technology None "Azərpoçt" State Enterprise
  Bahamas[2009] Ministry of Public Works and Transport None Bahamas Postal Service
  Bahrain[2009] Ministry of Transport None Bahrain Post
  Bangladesh Ministry of Post and Telecommunication Bangladesh Post Office[2]
  Barbados[2009] Ministry of Home Affairs None Barbados Postal Service
  Belarus[2009] Ministry of Communications and Informatization None Republican Unitary Enterprise "Belpochta"
  Belgium[2009] Ministry of Enterprise and Simplification Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications (IBPT) Belgian Post Group (formerly La Poste)
  Belize Ministry of Public Utilities, Transport, Communications[2] Belize Postal Service[N 2]
  Benin[2009] Ministry of Information Technology and Communication Transitional Regulatory Authority "La Poste du Bénin S.A." (Benin Post)
  Bhutan[2009] Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) Bhutan Information, Communication and Media Authority (BICMA) Bhutan Postal Corporation Ltd
  Bolivia[2009] Ministerio de Servicios, Obras Publicas y Vivenda None Empresa de Correos de Bolivia (ECOBOL)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina[2009] Ministry of Communications and Transport Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Postal Traffic BH Pošta
Pošte Srpske
Hrvatska Pošta Mostar
  Botswana[2009] Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology None BotswanaPost
  Brazil[2009] Ministry of Communications None Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT)
  Brunei[2009] Ministry of Communications None Brunei Postal Services Department
  Bulgaria[2009] State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) Bulgarian Posts
  Burkina Faso[2009] Ministry of Posts, Information Technology and Communication None Société nationale des postes (SONAPOST)
  Burma Myanma Posts and Telecommunications
  Burundi[2009] Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications None Régie nationale des postes (R.N.P. – National Postal Authority)
  Cambodia[2009] Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) None Directorate of Posts (Cambodian Post)
  Cameroon[2009] Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications None Cameroon Postal Services (CAMPOST)
  Canada[2009] Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation None Canada Post Corporation (CPC)
  Cape Verde[2009] Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport National Communications Agency (ANAC) Correios de Cabo Verde, SARL (CCV)
  Central African Republic[2009] Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies None National Posts and Savings Corporation (ONPE)
  Chad[2009] Ministry of posts and information and communication technologies None (the regulatory function is assigned to STPE) Chad Posts and Savings Company (STPE)
  Chile[2009] Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, Under-Secretariat for Telecommunications None Empresa de Correos de Chile
  China[2009] Ministry of Transport State Post Bureau China Post Group
Hong Kong: Hongkong Post
Macao: Correios de Macau
  Colombia[2009] Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications Regulatory Commission of Communications (CRC) and Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC)[3] Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. (4-72)
  Comoros Societé Nationale des Postes et des Services Financiers[2]
  Republic of the Congo[2009] Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Directorate General of the Central Posts and Telecommunications Administration Congo Posts and Savings Company (SOPECO)
  Costa Rica[2009] None Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) Correos de Costa Rica SA
  Croatia[2009] Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development Postal Services Council HP-Hrvatska pošta d.d
  Cuba[2009] Ministry of Informatics and Communications None Empresa de Correos de Cuba
  Cyprus[2009] Ministry of Communications and Public Works Commissioner of Telecommunications and Postal Regulation Department of Postal Services
  Czech Republic[2009] Ministry of Industry and Trade Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO), Ministry of Finance Czech Post
  Democratic Republic of the Congo[2009] Ministry of Posts, Telephones and Telecommunications Autorité de régulation des postes et télécommunications du Congo (ARPTC) Congolese Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (OCPT)
  Denmark[2009] Ministry of Transport Faerdselsstyrelsen (Postal Supervisory Department) Post Denmark A/S
Other operators:
Bring Citymail
  Djibouti Djibouti Post[N 2]
  Dominica Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports[4] General Post Office (GPO)[4][N 2]
  Dominican Republic[2009] Ministry of Public Works and Communications None Instituto Postal Dominicano (INPOSDOM) (Dominican Postal Institute)
  East Timor
  Ecuador[2009] Correos del Ecuador, attached to the office of the Vice-President of the Republic of Ecuador Agencia Nacional Postal (National Postal Agency) Correos del Ecuador
  Egypt[2009] Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies None National Postal Authority (Egypt Post)
  El Salvador[2009] Ministry of Gobernacíon None General Postal Directorate
  Equatorial Guinea Ente autónomo de Guinea Ecuatorial de Correos y Telecomunicaciones (GECOTEL)[N 2]
  Eritrea[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communication Eritrean Communications Department Eritrean Postal Service (EPS)
  Estonia[2009] Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC) Estonian National Communications Board Estonian Post (Eesti Post)
  Ethiopia[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communications None Ethiopian Postal Service
  Fiji Post Fiji[2]
  Finland[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communications Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)
Åland: Åland Government/Unit of Administration
Posti Group Corporation
Åland: Åland Post
  France[2009] Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation Authority (ARCEP) La Poste
  Gabon[2009] Ministry of Communication, Post, Telecommunications and New Information Technologies Postal Regulatory Agency La Poste S.A
  Gambia[2009] Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology None Gambia Postal Services Corporation
  Georgia Georgian Post[2]
  Germany[2009] Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology Federal Network Agency (Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Post) Several operators, due to competition. Deutsche Post AG has the largest market share.[5]
  Ghana[2009] Ministry of Communications Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission Ghana Post Company Limited
  Great Britain[2009] Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Postal Services Commission (Postcomm)
British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have separate operators and regulatory arrangements.
Royal Mail Group Plc.
Other operators:British Forces Post Office
55 other licensed operators as of 2011[6]
British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

British Forces Post Office provides military mail service for UK service members internationally, including to Akrotiri and Dhekelia and other jurisdictions listed above which also have public civilian delivery.[26]

  Greece[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communications EETT (National Telecommunications and Post Commission) Hellenic Post S.A. (ELTA S.A.)
  Grenada Grenada Postal Corporation[2]
  Guatemala El Correo (Correo de Guatemala S.A.)[2]
  Guinea[2009] Ministry of Communication and New Information Technologies (MCNTI) Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) Office de la poste guinéenne (OPG) (Guinean Postal Corporation)
  Guinea-Bissau Correios da Guiné-Bissau
  Guyana Guyana Post Office Corporation
  Haiti Office des Postes d’Haiti
  Honduras Honducor
  Hungary Magyar Posta
  Iceland[27] Ministry of the Interior Post and Telecom Administration Íslandspóstur
  India[28] Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Department of Posts India Post
  Indonesia Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo) Pos Indonesia
  Iran IRI Post
  Iraq Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company
  Ireland Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Commission for Communications Regulation An Post
  Israel Israel Post
  Italy Ministry of Economic Development Agenzia nazionale di regolamentazione del settore postale Poste italiane
  Ivory Coast[2009] Ministry of New Information Technology and Telecommunications None La Poste
  Jamaica Postal Corporation of Jamaica
  Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Postal Services Policy Department (Subdivision of Information and Communications Bureau) Japan Post Holdings
  Jordan Jordan Post Company
  Kazakhstan Ministry of Investment and Development Committee for Communication, Informatisation and Information Kazpost
  Kenya Ministry of Information and Communications Technology Communications Authority of Kenya Postal Corporation of Kenya
  Kiribati Kiribati Public Service Public
  Kuwait Ministry of Communications (Kuwait)
  Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan State Communication Agency Kyrgyz Express Post
"Kyrgyz Pochtasy" SE
  Laos
  Latvia Latvijas Pasts
  Lebanon LibanPost
  Lesotho Lesotho Post
  Liberia Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Liberia)
  Libya General Posts and Telecommunications Company
  Liechtenstein Liechtensteinische Post
  Lithuania Lietuvos paštas
  Luxembourg Post Luxembourg
  Macedonia Makedonska Pošta
  Madagascar Paositra Malagasy
  Malawi Malawi Posts Corporation
  Malaysia Ministry of Telecommunications and Multimedia Malaysia Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission Pos Malaysia
  Maldives Maldives Post
  Mali Office national des postes du Mali
  Malta Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications Malta Communications Authority MaltaPost
  Mauritania La Société Mauritanienne des Postes
  Mauritius Mauritius Post
  Mexico Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes Correos de México
  Moldova[2009] Ministry of Information Development Posta Moldovei
  Monaco La Poste Monaco
  Mongolia Mongol Post
  Montenegro Pošta Crne Gore
  Morocco Poste Maroc
  Mozambique Correios de Moçambique
  Namibia NamPost
  Nauru Nauru General Post Office - Departament of Chief Secretary
    Nepal Nepal Post
  Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs OPTA/Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) PostNL
  New Zealand[N 3] New Zealand Post
  Nicaragua Correos de Nicaragua
  Niger Niger Poste
  Nigeria Nigerian Postal Service
  North Korea Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications[29] Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC)[N 2]
  Norway Posten
  Oman Oman Post
  Pakistan Pakistan Post
  Panama Correos de Panamá
  Papua New Guinea Post PNG
  Paraguay Correo Nacional Paraguayo
  Peru Serpost
  Philippines[2009] Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
  Poland Ministry of Infrastructure (Poland)

Departament Poczty (DPO)

Office of Electronic Communications Poczta Polska
  Portugal[2009] ANACOM CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A.
  Qatar Qatar Post
  Romania[2009] Ministry of Communications and Information Society National Regulatory Authority for Communications (Authoritatea Nationala de Reglementare în Comunicatii) - ANCOM Poșta Română
  Russia Russian Post
  Rwanda National Post Office
  Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla St. Kitts & Nevis Postal Services
  Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Postal Service
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVG Postal Corporation
  Samoa Samoa Post
  San Marino Poste sammarinesi
  Sao Tome and Principe Correios de São Tomé e Príncipe
  Saudi Arabia Saudi Post
  Senegal La Poste Senegal
  Serbia Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications Republic agency for Postal Services (RAPUS) Pošta Srbije
  Seychelles Seychelles Postal Service
  Sierra Leone SALPOST
  Singapore Singapore Post
  Slovakia Slovenská pošta
  Slovenia Pošta Slovenije
  Solomon Islands Solomon Post
  Somalia[30] Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications Somali Postal Service
  South Africa South African Post Office
  South Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning Korea Post
  South Sudan Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services (South Sudan)
  Spain Correos
  Sri Lanka Ministry of Posts, Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs Department of Post Sri Lanka Post
  Sudan
  Suriname Surpost
  Swaziland Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications
  Sweden Ministry of Enterprise Swedish Post and Telecom Authority PostNord Sverige
Other operators:
Over 30 other licensed operators as of 2014[31]
   Switzerland Swiss Post
  Syria Syrian Post
  Tajikistan
  Tanzania Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority Tanzania Posts Corporation
  Thailand Ministry of Transport None Thailand Post
  Togo La Poste du Togo
  Tonga[N 4] Tonga Post
  Trinidad and Tobago TTPost
  Tunisia La Poste Tunisienne
  Turkey PTT (Turkey)
  Turkmenistan Turkmenpochta
  Tuvalu
  Uganda Uganda Communications Commission Posta Uganda
  Ukraine Ukrposhta
  United Arab Emirates Empost
  United States United States Postal Service[N 5] Postal Regulatory Commission United States Postal Service
  Uruguay Correo Uruguayo
  Uzbekistan O`zbekiston pochtasi
  Vanuatu Vanuatu Post
   Vatican City Poste Vaticane
  Venezuela IPOSTEL
  Vietnam Vietnam Post Corporation
  Yemen Yemen Post
  Zambia ZamPost
  Zimbabwe ZimPost
Notes
  1. ^ now called Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten
  2. ^ a b c d e Presumably the country's principal or only postal operator; not listed as designated postal operator on the UPU website.
  3. ^ including the Ross Dependency
  4. ^ including Niuafo'ou
  5. ^ The United States Postal Service is a government-owned corporation; its board members are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Countries or territories that are not members of the UPUEdit

Country or territory Governmental authority Regulatory authority Operator(s)
  Kosovo Post and Telecom of Kosovo
  Palestinian territories West Bank (PNA): Palestinian Ministry of Telecom & IT
Gaza Strip (Hamas): Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology
West Bank: Palestine Post
  Taiwan Ministry of Transportation and Communications None Chunghwa Post

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Data from: "Status and structures of postal entities in the UPU member countries" (PDF). Universal Postal Union. 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2011.[permanent dead link] References to institutions may have been updated to refer to their successors, and other operators may have been added.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Universal Postal Union. "Member countries". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ 4-72. "Regulatory authorities of the Colombian postal service". Retrieved 23 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica. "Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  5. ^ Lists of Post Operators in Germany: http://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/cln_1911/DE/Sachgebiete/Post/RegulierungPostmarkt/LizenzenPara5PostG/LizenzenPostdienstleistungen/LizenzenPostdienstleistungen_node.html Archived 22 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Postcomm. "Licensed operators". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Postal Authorities A". digilander.libero.it. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Bermuda Post Office". www.bpo.bm. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "About Us". www.biotpostoffice.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  11. ^ "British Antarctic Territory - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "BVI Post - Government of the Virgin Islands". www.bvi.gov.vg. Government of the British Virgin Islands. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Cayman Islands Postal Service". Government of the Cayman Islands. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Falklands South Georgia BAT Stamps". Falklands South Georgia BAT Stamps. Falkland Islands Government. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Postal Authorities F". digilander.libero.it. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  17. ^ "Postal Authorities M". digilander.libero.it. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau". www.stamps.gov.pn. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  19. ^ "Postal Authorities O-P". digilander.libero.it. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  20. ^ "Government - Turks and Caicos Information - TCI Mall". www.tcimall.tc. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  21. ^ "Post Office – About - Ascension Island". www.ascension-island.gov.ac. Archived from the original on 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  22. ^ "Postal Authorities S". digilander.libero.it. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  23. ^ Millington, Peter. "Tristan da Cunha Post Office". www.tristandc.com. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  24. ^ http://www.sgwiki.gs/mediawiki/index.php/Government_of_South_Georgia_and_the_South_Sandwich_Islands#Postal_service Archived 2 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Indicator list" (PDF). www.gov.uk.
  27. ^ UPU, Infoteam SA -. "Universal Postal Union – Iceland". www.upu.int. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Government of India, Department of Post". Indiapost.gov.in. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  29. ^ Moon, Sung Hwee (2006). "An In-depth Look at North Korea's Postal Service Rumors are Much Quicker Than the Rodong Shinmun". Daily NK. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  30. ^ "Mail services could soon resume in Somalia". Universal Postal Union. 26 April 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  31. ^ Swedish Post and Telecom Authority. "Licensed operators" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • List of member countries of the Universal Postal Union : showing their contribution class, geographical group and legal situation with regard to the Acts of the Union. Bern: International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, 2005 13p.

External linksEdit