Below are links to international mailing information and international laws, reports and studies related to international postal regulation.
In accordance with 39 U.S.C. 407(c)(1), the PRC has provided to the U.S. Department of State the following view.
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.
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.
This publication aims to help governments define postal regulation policy and adopt legislation and procedures to implement it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.