There are literally hundreds of government agencies worldwide that either regulate or impact (directly or indirectly) the courier, express postal, logistics and eCommerce sectors. These encompass government ministries that postal services report to organizationally, independent communications and postal service regulators, transportation agencies, food, drug and agriculture regulators, customs agencies, law enforcement agencies, transportations agencies and associations, taxing authorities and
International Air Transportation Association, IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines or 82% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
IATA’s key areas of interaction with the CEP and logistics sectors include postal/mail and cargo carriage.
Universal Postal Union, UPU
The Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide. The agency was established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874. The UPU sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail, parcel and financial services volumes and improve quality of service for customers.
Any member country of the United Nations may become a member of the UPU. Any non-member country of the United Nations may become a UPU member provided that its request is approved by at least two-thirds of the member countries of the UPU. Presently, the UPU has 192 member countries.
Beyond the link to the member countries we are developing a master file of the national postal operators, NPOs, in each country including their regulators for our subscribers.