this is a list of postal entities by country. it includes:
- the governmental authority responsible for postal matters.
- the regulatory authority for the postal sector. postal regulation may include the establishment of postal policies, postal rates, postal services offered, budgeting for and financing postal operations. where no independent postal regulator has been established, these tasks may be undertaken by the government or the operator(s). they may be carried out by a single entity or spread out amongst multiple government, quasi-government or private entities.
- the designated postal operator of that country (normally the public postal service). notable postal operators other than the designated operator, if any, may also be listed. postal operations involve the execution of domestic and international postal services to include the receipt, transportation and delivery of authorized classes of mail, specialized mailing services, the operation of postal facilities and the sale of postage, philatelic materials and mailing supplies.