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Below are links to international mailing information and international laws, reports and studies related to international postal regulation.

Letter to Department of State providing views on April 2014 Universal Postal Union Postal Operations Council sessions

View provided to U.S. Department of State for the April 2013 Universal Postal Union Postal Operations Council, in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1)

In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1), the PRC has provided to the U.S. Department of State the following view.


Supplement to the View provided to the U.S. Dept of State for the 2012 UPU Congress


View provided to U.S. Dept. of State for the 2012 UPU Congress, in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 407(c)

Published here is a corrected version of the 2012 View. It omits a provision that was mentioned in error in the original View. The State Department was notified of the errata at the time the View was submitted.

Supplement to the View provided to the U.S. Dept of State for the 2012 UPU Congress


Views Provided to U.S. Dept. of State for the 2008 UPU Congress, in accordance with 39 U.S.C. 407(c)


Letter in support of Delehanty's Candidacy at the Universal Postal Union


Foreign Visitors to the Postal Regulatory Commission

U.S. Postal Service Information on Sending Mail and Packages


International Mail Manual Mailing Standards of the U.S. Postal Service


Status and Structure of Postal Administrations - Universal Postal Union (UPU)


This publication provides information on the legal and management structures of postal services around the world, including the status and functions of operators and regulators, universal service, postal monopolies and competition.

Postal Regulation: Principles and Orientation - Universal Postal Union, 2004

This publication aims to help governments define postal regulation policy and adopt legislation and procedures to implement it.

Study for the European Commission, Directorate General Internal Markets and Services:

The Role of Regulation in a More Competitive Postal Market – September 2009

This report identifies appropriate next steps for regulators of postal services in the European Union and European Economic Area in light of the evolution of postal markets, regulatory best practices, and implementation of the European Postal Directive.

Canadian Postal Service Charter – September 2009

In this charter the Canadian Government outlines its expectations with respect to Canada Post’s service. This charter addresses universal service, rates, delivery, access to postal services, security, outreach and consultation, and complaint handling.

Study for the European Commission, Directorate General Internal Markets and Services:

The Evolution of the European Postal Market Since 1997 – August 2009

This report examines the evolution of the European postal market since the beginning of postal reform in the European Union in 1997. Its aim is to identify key market trends for letters, express mail and parcels, particularly in light of liberalization of European postal markets. It also evaluates the impact on access, affordability, customer satisfaction and complaints, prices, quality of service and competition.

Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review – December 2008

This report is the result of the work of an independent Advisory Panel commissioned by the Government of Canada to provide analysis, recommendations and advice to ensure Canada Post’s long-term capacity to achieve and retain financial self-sustainability and maintain universal postal service.

Modernize or Decline: Policies to Maintain the Universal Postal Service in the United Kingdom - December 2008

This report is the result of the work of an independent panel commissioned by the British Government to look at changes in the postal and wider communications markets and how to maintain a universal postal service.

Report from the European Commission to the Parliament on the Application of the Postal Directive – December 2008

This report by the European Commission to the European Parliament and Council assesses implementation of the European Postal Directive in Member States, as required every two years.

Main Developments in the Postal Sector (2006-2008) – September 2008

Commissioned by the European Commission, this report analyzes the main developments in the postal sector as a result of the European Postal Directive with respect to economics, regulation, quality of service, technology, consumers and employment. Annex 1 contains country-specific information on postal regulation in European Member States, Australia, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway and the United States.

The Challenges and Opportunities Facing United Kingdom Postal Services: An Initial Response to Evidence - May 2008

This is the initial report of an independent panel commissioned by the British Government to examine the impact of liberalization on the United Kingdom’s market for postal services and the impact of future market trends.

Directive 2008/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council – February 2008

The 3rd Postal Directive of the European Parliament and Council sets out the regulatory framework for the full liberalization of European postal markets by December 31, 2010 for the majority of European Member States.