Publication 51 Revision: Modifying References to the Republic of the Congo

Effective January 18, 2009, the Postal Service™ is revis­ing Publication 51, International Postal Prices and Fees, to modify all references to the Republic of the Congo by omit­ting the parenthetical reference to the capital city, Brazzaville.

Currently, the reference to the country is “Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville),” which in alphabetical lists appears as “Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville).” This nomenclature was implemented prior to 1998 to assist in distinguishing between the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

We will incorporate these revisions into the next printed version of Publication 51 and into the next online update of Publication 51, which is available via Postal Explorer® at