If you are interested in historical prices and/or reference data, please contact us by email: UPU member states are Vatican City and every UN member except Andorra, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Palau. These four states sent their mail through another upU member (France and Spain for Andorra and the United States for the Free Association Member States Pact).  The overseas countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Aruba, Curacaao and Sint Maarten) are the only members of the UPU, as well as all overseas territories of the United Kingdom. These members were originally listed separately as “colonies, protectorates, etc.” in the Universal Postal Convention and were in the years with grandfather after B.C. in the states of the Public Union.  Standards are important conditions for efficient postal operation and for the networking of the global network. The UPU Standard Board is developing and maintaining a growing number of international standards to improve the exchange of post-postal information between postal operators. It also promotes the compatibility of UPU`s postal and international initiatives. The organization works closely with postal assistance organizations, customers, suppliers and other partners, including several international organizations. The Standard Board oversees the development of consistent rules in areas such as electronic data exchange (EDI), post-coding, postal forms and meters.
UPU standards are established in accordance with the rules set out in Part V of the “General Information on UPU Standards” and published by the International Office of the UPU in accordance with Part VII of this publication. Subsequently, the EPEA may enter into a confidentiality agreement with the supplier, or even a “confidentiality agreement” so that confidential data can give directly to the supplier and EPEA. Prior to the creation of the UPU, all countries that exchanged the post office had to negotiate a postal contract. In the absence of a contract requiring the direct distribution of letters, the mail had to pass through an intermediary country.  Postal rules were complex and overlapping. In 1853, the United States had a postal contract with Prussia, but some states in southern Germany sent their American mail instead of France.