IPC Postal Regulatory Database Country Directory includes relevant, up-to-date regulatory information and descriptions of the postal regulatory environment in 63 countries.

2022 edition of the Postal Regulatory Database


IPC Postal Regulatory Database provides up-to-date, relevant information and descriptions of the postal regulatory environment in 63 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. The Regulatory Database is produced

The 2022 edition of the Regulatory Database – which is already the 21st edition – presents an overview of the main postal legislative and regulatory changes occurring in the 61 participant countries. Some of the topics covered by the report include: in collaboration with all posts covered by the report. This year, three new participants were added: Azerbaijan, Åland Islands and the Vatican.

  • USO requirements
  • Reserved area
  • Price regulation
  • Postal legislation

If you would like to get more information about the report or the other services provided by the Regulatory Services Team, you can contact us via email.

Click here to download the latest edition of the IPC Postal Regulatory Database. The report is available to participating member posts only.

Expanded scope

IPC is pleased to publish the 21st edition of the IPC Postal Regulatory Database, a unique instrument that provides up-to-date, detailed information and descriptions of the different postal regulatory frameworks in 63 countries worldwide. 

The IPC Postal Regulatory Database is a unique tool which aims to help postal operators better understand the current regulatory requirements which apply to posts in different markets.

The IPC Postal Regulatory Database is complemented by the IPC Regulatory Portal, through which users of this service can access a large range of regulatory resources online on 28 markets.

Regulatory frameworks throughout the markets analysed in this report have continued to evolve in the past year, striving to adapt to the rapid changes in the sector.

You can access the members-only 2022 IPC Regulatory Database here.

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