The non-permanent Acts (limited to one Congress cycle) are the Universal Postal Convention, its Additional/Final Protocol, and its Regulations, as well as the Postal Payment Services Agreement, its Additional/Final Protocol, and its Regulations.
The Convention and the Agreements enter into force simultaneously and have the same duration. As from the day fixed by Congress for the entry into force of these Acts, the corresponding Acts of the preceding Congress are abrogated.
Regulations to the Convention and Final Protocol
The Regulations to the Convention and their Final Protocol (consolidated in three volumes respectively comprising the Rules applicable in common throughout the international postal service, the Letter Post Regulations and the Parcel Post Regulations) entered into force on 1 January 2018. These Acts were adopted at its 2017.1 plenary session (following the 2016 Istanbul Congress).
- Download consolidated version in force as of 1 June 2018 [4MB]
- Update 1 - Circular of 28 May 2018 (amendments that shall enter into force on 1 September 2018 or 1 January 2020) [183kB]
- Update 2 - Circular of 17 December 2018, replaced on 14 January 2019 (amendments that shall enter into force on 1 March and 1 April 2019 or on 31 December 2019 or 1 January 2020) [448kB]
Postal Payment Services Regulations and Final Protocol
The Postal Payment Services Regulations and their Final Protocol entered into force on 1 January 2018. These Acts were adopted by the Postal Operations Council at its 2017.1 plenary session (following the 2016 Istanbul Congress).