List of postal entities

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.


UPU members

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 (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 & Consumer Commission, Postal Services Consultative Council Australia Post
 Austria[2009] Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology RTR GmbH Österreichische Post
 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
 Bolivia[2009] Ministerio de Servicios, Obras Publicas y Vivenda None Agencia Boliviana de Correos (ABC)
 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 La Poste BF
 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 (4–72)
 Comoros Société 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
 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
 Curaçao[N 1] Cpost International
 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) PostNord
 Greenland: Tusass 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 Government of Timor-Leste Correios De Timor-Leste
 Ecuador[2009] 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 Omniva
 Eswatini Eswatini Posts and Telecommunications
 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] Ministry of the Economy and Finance (France) Electronic Communications, Postal and Print Media Distribution Regulation Authority (ARCEP) La Poste
 Gabon[2009] Ministry of Communication, Post, Telecommunications and New Information Technologies Postal Regulatory Agency La Poste
 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. Deutsche Post has the largest market share.[5]
 Ghana[2009] Ministry of Communications Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission Ghana Post Company Limited
 Greece[2009] Ministry of Transport and Communications EETT (National Telecommunications and Post Commission) Hellenic Post (ELTA S.A.)
 Grenada Grenada Postal Corporation[2]
 Guatemala El Correo (Correo de Guatemala)[2]
 Guinea[2009] Ministry of Communication and New Information Technologies (MCNTI) Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) Office de la poste guinéenne (OPG) (Guinean Post Office)
 Guinea-Bissau Correios da Guiné-Bissau
 Guyana Guyana Post Office Corporation
 Haiti Office des Postes d'Haiti
 Honduras Honducor
 Hungary Magyar Posta
 Iceland[6] Ministry of the Interior Post and Telecom Administration Íslandspóstur
 India[7] Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Department of Posts India Post
 Indonesia Ministry of Communication and Information Technology 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
 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
 Madagascar Paositra Malagasy
 Malawi Malawi Posts Corporation
 Malaysia Ministry of Communications 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 Poșta 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
 Caribbean Netherlands[N 1] FXDC Post
 New Zealand[N 3] NZ Post
 Nicaragua Correos de Nicaragua
 Niger Niger Poste
 Nigeria Nigerian Postal Service
 North Korea Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications[8] Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC)[N 2]
 North Macedonia North Macedonia Post
 Norway Posten
 Oman Oman Post
 Pakistan Pakistan Post
 Panama Correos Panamá
 Papua New Guinea Post PNG
 Paraguay Correo Nacional Paraguayo
 Peru Serpost
 Philippines[2009] Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
 Poland Ministry of State Assets (Poland) (pol. Ministerstwo Aktywów Państwowych)

Departament Nadzoru I

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 Ministry of Communications and Information Infocomm Media Development Authority Singapore Post
 Sint Maarten[N 1] Postal Services St. Maarten
 Slovakia Slovenská pošta
 Slovenia Pošta Slovenije
 Solomon Islands Solomon Post
 Somalia[9] Minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunications Somali Postal Service
 South Africa South African Post Office
 South Korea Ministry of Science and ICT Korea Post
 South Sudan Minister of Telecommunication and Postal Services
 Spain Correos
 Sri Lanka Ministry of Posts, Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs Department of Post Sri Lanka Post
 Suriname Surpost
 Sweden Ministry of Enterprise Swedish Post and Telecom Authority PostNord Sverige
Other operators:
Over 30 other licensed operators as of 2014[10]
 Switzerland Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy, and Communications (DETEC) Federal Postal Services Commission Swiss Post
 Syria Ministry of Transport Syrian Post
 Tajikistan Tajik Post (Почтаи тоҷик)[11]
 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
 Turkmenistan Turkmenpochta
 Uganda Uganda Communications Commission Posta Uganda
 Ukraine Ukrposhta
 United Arab Emirates Empost
 United Kingdom[2009] Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Ofcom
British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have separate operators and regulatory arrangements.
Royal Mail
Other operators:British Forces Post Office
55 other licensed operators as of 2011[12]
British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Cyprus Postal Services handles civilian mail for Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

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.[32]

 United States United States Postal Service[N 5] Postal Regulatory Commission United States Postal Service
 Uruguay Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones Correo Uruguayo
 Uzbekistan O‘zbekiston Pochtasi
 Vanuatu Vanuatu Post
  Vatican City Poste Vaticane
 Venezuela IPOSTEL
 Vietnam VNTP
 Yemen Yemen Post
 Zambia ZamPost
 Zimbabwe ZimPost
  1. ^ a b c d 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 UPU

Country or territory Governmental authority Regulatory authority Operator(s)
 Kosovo Post and Telecom of Kosovo Posta e Kosovës
 Donetsk People's Republic

 Luhansk People's Republic

State enterprise Donbass Post
 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 also


  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. ^ "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. ^ "Bundesnetzagentur - Erteilte Lizenzen". Retrieved 16 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Universal Postal Union – Iceland". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Government of India, Department of Post". 28 June 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ Swedish Post and Telecom Authority. "Licensed operators" (PDF). Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Tajik Post". Retrieved 18 April 2022.
  12. ^ Postal Services Commission. "Licensed operators". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  13. ^ a b "Postal Authorities A". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Bermuda Post Office". Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  17. ^ "British Antarctic Territory - GOV.UK". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  18. ^ "Sending letters and parcels to Antarctic stations and ships - British Antarctic Survey". Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  19. ^ "BVI Post - Government of the Virgin Islands". Government of the British Virgin Islands. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Cayman Islands Postal Service". Government of the Cayman Islands. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Falklands South Georgia BAT Stamps". Falklands South Georgia BAT Stamps. Falkland Islands Government. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Postal Authorities F". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  23. ^ "Postal Authorities M". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Pitcairn Islands Philatelic Bureau". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  25. ^ "Postal Authorities O-P". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  26. ^ "Government - Turks and Caicos Information - TCI Mall". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  27. ^ "Post Office – About - Ascension Island". Archived from the original on 14 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  28. ^ "Postal Authorities S". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  29. ^ Millington, Peter. "Tristan da Cunha Post Office". Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands - South Georgia Wiki". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014.
  31. ^ "Post Office - South Georgia Wiki". Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  32. ^ "Indicator list" (PDF).

Further reading

  • 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.

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