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Organizations

Below are links to international organizations that provide information on international postal regulatory activities.

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for promoting a universal postal service among its 191 members. The Acts of the UPU are renegotiated every four years and serve as an international treaty governing the international exchange of mail. The UPU facilitates coordination in operations, quality of service, standardization and accounting for the exchange of international mail.

 UPU Acts, 2006-2009


 UPU Acts, 2010-2013


 UPU Nairobi Postal Strategy

This document sets out the strategic goals of the Universal Postal Union and its 191 member postal administrations for 2009-2012.

Caribbean Postal Union

The Caribbean Postal Union, which includes several Caribbean nations plus the United States, France, Great Britain and the Netherlands, was established as a Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union in 1997 to improve the quality and security of postal services among members, coordinate postal training and operations, and promote implementation of the Acts of the Universal Postal Union.

Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal (Spanish only)

The Postal Union of the Americas, Spain and Portugal is a Restricted Union of the Universal Postal Union established to promote universal postal service among members; improve the quality and security of postal services; facilitate the development of a postal market in the region through structural reform of the postal sector in member countries; and coordinate implementation of the Acts of the Universal Postal Union and its Postal Strategy.

European Committee for Postal Regulation (CERP)

CERP is part of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) and is composed of the postal regulatory authorities of its 46 Member States. It is responsible for examining postal regulatory issues in Europe and assessing the impact of international postal regulatory policies on Member States.

World Customs Organization

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the World Customs Organization (WCO) is an intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters.