[ic] Country codes

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Thu Jul 7 16:51:31 EDT 2005

On: Wednesday, July 06, 2005 4:17 PM, Kevin Walsh said:
>> DB [DB at M-and-D.com] wrote:
>> > I'm just curious why IC uses by default (I think) the internet
>> > country codes such as http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-whois.htm
>> > instead of the standard codes used by UPS and the USPS such as
>> > http://www.fincen.gov/country_and_state_codes.pdf
>> > 
>> > Recently we had some confusion since one standard lists CH as
>> > China and the other lists CH as Switzerland.
>> CH is Switzerland and CN is China according to the ISO 3166
>> standard. The cctld agrees with this, as does Interchange.  I
>> didn't look at that PDF but if it differs then it's wrong.
>> Feel free to modify your country table to use whatever codes you
>> prefer.

The PDF linked to above is NOT the list of codes used by the USPS.
Publication 401 is the document you probably want:


Note that this document has CN for China and CH for Switzerland
(as you would hope).


I sent this earlier but it bounced for some reason.  

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