This is a list of postal entities by country. It includes:
A regulatory agency is a public authority or government agency responsible for exercising autonomous authority over some area of human activity in a regulatory or supervisory capacity. An independent regulatory agency is a regulatory agency that is independent from other branches or arms of the government.
The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the mid-19th century, national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies, with a fee on the article prepaid. Proof of payment is often in the form of adhesive postage stamps, but postage meters are also used for bulk mailing. Modern private postal systems are typically distinguished from national postal agencies by the names "courier" or "delivery service".
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.
The Universal Postal Union, established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874, is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that coordinates postal policies among member nations, in addition to the worldwide postal system. The UPU contains four bodies consisting of the Congress, the Council of Administration (CA), the Postal Operations Council (POC) and the International Bureau (IB). It also oversees the Telematics and Express Mail Service (EMS) cooperatives. Each member agrees to the same terms for conducting international postal duties. The UPU's headquarters are located in Bern, Switzerland.
Since this document was published, the UPU has had two changes of membership:
The Netherlands Antilles was a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country consisted of several island territories located in the Caribbean Sea. The islands were also informally known as the Dutch Antilles. The country came into being in 1954 as the autonomous successor of the Dutch colony of Curaçao and Dependencies, and was dissolved in 2010. The former Dutch colony of Surinam, although it was relatively close by on the continent of South America, did not become part of Netherlands Antilles but became a separate autonomous country in 1954. All the island territories that belonged to the Netherlands Antilles remain part of the kingdom today, although the legal status of each differs. As a group they are still commonly called the Dutch Caribbean, regardless of their legal status.
Aruba is an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the main part of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres (18 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres (20 mi) long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres (6 mi) across at its widest point. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.
The Netherlands Antilles was an autonomous Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It was dissolved on 10 October 2010.
|Country||Governmental authority||Regulatory authority||Designated operator|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies||None||Afghanistan Postal Service|
|Ministère de la Poste et des TIC||Algérie Poste|
|Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies||Instituto Angolano das Comunicações (INACOM)||Empresa Nacional de Correios e Telégrafos de Angola (ENCTA)|
|Antigua Post Office|
|Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services (MinPlan)||Communications Secretariat (SeCom) of MinPlan||Correo Oficial de la República Argentina S.A. (CORASA)|
|Ministry of Transport and Communication, State Estate Managing Department||Public Services Regulatory Commission||"Haypost" CJSC|
|Department of Communications||Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Postal Services Consultative Council||Australia Post|
|Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology||RTR GmbH||Österreichische Post AG|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Technology||None||"Azərpoçt" State Enterprise|
|Ministry of Public Works and Transport||None||Bahamas Postal Service|
|Ministry of Transport||None||Bahrain Post|
|Ministry of Post and Telecommunication||Bangladesh Post Office|
|Ministry of Home Affairs||None||Barbados Postal Service|
|Ministry of Communications and Informatization||None||Republican Unitary Enterprise "Belpochta"|
|Ministry of Enterprise and Simplification||Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications (IBPT)||Belgian Post Group (formerly La Poste)|
|Ministry of Public Utilities, Transport, Communications||Belize Postal Service|
|Ministry of Information Technology and Communication||Transitional Regulatory Authority||"La Poste du Bénin S.A." (Benin Post)|
|Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC)||Bhutan Information, Communication and Media Authority (BICMA)||Bhutan Postal Corporation Ltd|
|Ministerio de Servicios, Obras Publicas y Vivenda||None||Empresa de Correos de Bolivia (ECOBOL)|
|Ministry of Communications and Transport||Bosnia and Herzegovina Agency for Postal Traffic|| BH Pošta |
Hrvatska Pošta Mostar
|Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology||None||BotswanaPost|
|Ministry of Communications||None||Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT)|
|Ministry of Communications||None||Brunei Postal Services Department|
|State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications||Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)||Bulgarian Posts|
|Ministry of Posts, Information Technology and Communication||None||Société nationale des postes (SONAPOST)|
|Myanma Posts and Telecommunications|
|Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications||None||Régie nationale des postes (R.N.P. – National Postal Authority)|
|Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC)||None||Directorate of Posts (Cambodian Post)|
|Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications||None||Cameroon Postal Services (CAMPOST)|
|Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation||None||Canada Post Corporation (CPC)|
|Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport||National Communications Agency (ANAC)||Correios de Cabo Verde, SARL (CCV)|
|Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies||None||National Posts and Savings Corporation (ONPE)|
|Ministry of posts and information and communication technologies||None (the regulatory function is assigned to STPE)||Chad Posts and Savings Company (STPE)|
|Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, Under-Secretariat for Telecommunications||None||Empresa de Correos de Chile|
|Ministry of Transport||State Post Bureau|| China Post Group|
Hong Kong: Hongkong Post
Macao: Correios de Macau
|Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications||Regulatory Commission of Communications (CRC) and Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC)||Servicios Postales Nacionales S.A. (4-72)|
|Societé Nationale des Postes et des Services Financiers|
|Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications||Directorate General of the Central Posts and Telecommunications Administration||Congo Posts and Savings Company (SOPECO)|
|None||Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos (ARESEP)||Correos de Costa Rica SA|
|Ministry of the Sea, Tourism, Transport and Development||Postal Services Council||HP-Hrvatska pošta d.d|
|Ministry of Informatics and Communications||None||Empresa de Correos de Cuba|
|Ministry of Communications and Public Works||Commissioner of Telecommunications and Postal Regulation||Department of Postal Services|
|Ministry of Industry and Trade||Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO), Ministry of Finance||Czech Post|
|Ministry of Posts, Telephones and Telecommunications||Autorité de régulation des postes et télécommunications du Congo (ARPTC)||Congolese Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (OCPT)|
|Ministry of Transport||Faerdselsstyrelsen (Postal Supervisory Department)|| Post Denmark A/S |
|Ministry of Public Works, Energy and Ports||General Post Office (GPO)|
|Ministry of Public Works and Communications||None||Instituto Postal Dominicano (INPOSDOM) (Dominican Postal Institute)|
|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|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies||None||National Postal Authority (Egypt Post)|
|Ministry of Gobernacíon||None||General Postal Directorate|
|Ente autónomo de Guinea Ecuatorial de Correos y Telecomunicaciones (GECOTEL)|
|Ministry of Transport and Communication||Eritrean Communications Department||Eritrean Postal Service (EPS)|
|Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MEAC)||Estonian National Communications Board||Estonian Post (Eesti Post)|
|Ministry of Transport and Communications||None||Ethiopian Postal Service|
|Ministry of Transport and Communications|| Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) |
Åland: Åland Government/Unit of Administration
| Posti Group Corporation|
Åland: Åland Post
|Minister for the Economy, Industry and Employment||Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation Authority (ARCEP)||La Poste|
|Ministry of Communication, Post, Telecommunications and New Information Technologies||Postal Regulatory Agency||La Poste S.A|
|Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology||None||Gambia Postal Services Corporation|
|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.|
|Ministry of Communications||Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission||Ghana Post Company Limited|
|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
|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.
|Ministry of Transport and Communications||EETT (National Telecommunications and Post Commission)||Hellenic Post S.A. (ELTA S.A.)|
|Grenada Postal Corporation|
|El Correo (Correo de Guatemala S.A.)|
|Ministry of Communication and New Information Technologies (MCNTI)||Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT)||Office de la poste guinéenne (OPG) (Guinean Postal Corporation)|
|Correios da Guiné-Bissau|
|Guyana Post Office Corporation|
|Office des Postes d’Haiti|
|Ministry of the Interior||Post and Telecom Administration||Íslandspóstur|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Technology||Department of Posts||India Post|
|Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kemenkominfo)||Pos Indonesia|
|Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company|
|Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport||Commission for Communications Regulation||An Post|
|Ministry of Economic Development||Agenzia nazionale di regolamentazione del settore postale||Poste italiane|
|Ministry of New Information Technology and Telecommunications||None||La Poste|
|Postal Corporation of Jamaica|
|Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications||Postal Services Policy Department (Subdivision of Information and Communications Bureau)||Japan Post Holdings|
|Jordan Post Company|
|Ministry of Investment and Development||Committee for Communication, Informatisation and Information||Kazpost|
|Ministry of Information and Communications Technology||Communications Authority of Kenya||Postal Corporation of Kenya|
|Kiribati Public Service Public|
|Ministry of Communications (Kuwait)|
|Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan||State Communication Agency|| Kyrgyz Express Post |
"Kyrgyz Pochtasy" SE
|Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (Liberia)|
|General Posts and Telecommunications Company|
|Malawi Posts Corporation|
|Ministry of Telecommunications and Multimedia Malaysia||Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission||Pos Malaysia|
|Office national des postes du Mali|
|Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications||Malta Communications Authority||MaltaPost|
|La Société Mauritanienne des Postes|
|Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes||Correos de México|
|Ministry of Information Development||Posta Moldovei|
|La Poste Monaco|
|Pošta Crne Gore|
|Correios de Moçambique|
|Nauru General Post Office - Departament of Chief Secretary|
|Ministry of Economic Affairs||OPTA/Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)||PostNL|
|New Zealand Post|
|Correos de Nicaragua|
|Nigerian Postal Service|
|Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications||Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC)|
|Correos de Panamá|
|Correo Nacional Paraguayo|
|Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)|
|Ministry of Infrastructure (Poland)||Office of Electronic Communications||Poczta Polska|
|ANACOM||CTT Correios de Portugal, S.A.|
|Ministry of Communications and Information Society||National Regulatory Authority for Communications (Authoritatea Nationala de Reglementare în Comunicatii) - ANCOM||Poșta Română|
|National Post Office|
|St. Kitts & Nevis Postal Services|
|Saint Lucia Postal Service|
|SVG Postal Corporation|
|Correios de São Tomé e Príncipe|
|La Poste Senegal|
|Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications||Republic agency for Postal Services (RAPUS)||Pošta Srbije|
|Seychelles Postal Service|
|Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications||Somali Postal Service|
|South African Post Office|
|Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning||Korea Post|
|Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services (South Sudan)|
|Ministry of Posts, Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs||Department of Post||Sri Lanka Post|
|Swaziland Posts and Telecommunications|
|Ministry of Enterprise||Swedish Post and Telecom Authority|| PostNord Sverige |
Over 30 other licensed operators as of 2014
|Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority Tanzania Posts Corporation|
|Ministry of Transport||None||Thailand Post|
|La Poste du Togo|
|La Poste Tunisienne|
|Uganda Communications Commission||Posta Uganda|
|United States Postal Service||Postal Regulatory Commission||United States Postal Service|
|Vietnam Post Corporation|
|Country or territory||Governmental authority||Regulatory authority||Operator(s)|
|Post and Telecom of Kosovo|
| West Bank (PNA): Palestinian Ministry of Telecom & IT |
Gaza Strip (Hamas): Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology
|West Bank: Palestine Post|
|Ministry of Transportation and Communications||None||Chunghwa Post|
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