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List of global advertising regulators - 186 countries

  • Published on 05 May 2023

Who is the advertising regulator for your country? And importantly, for the country of your audience!

We have produced a list of 186 countries and the name and URL of their advertising regulator for you.

Why is this important?

As per previous articles and the nature of the internet, you may commission a campaign in one country and have a sizable market impact in another. Jurisdiction of social video is debated at a platform level and complaints are typically dealt with at a local level. So, knowing who the main players are around the world is a must for any marketer or compliance lawyer. 

Aren’t there just global or regional regulators?

Yes and No. There are several cross-country or international organizations that regulate advertising and promote industry standards. Some of the notable ones include:

  • International Advertising Association (IAA): The IAA is a global organization representing the advertising industry and promotes responsible advertising practices, including consumer protection, freedom of expression, and fair competition.
  • World Federation of Advertisers (WFA): The WFA is a global organization representing multinational advertisers and works to promote responsible advertising and marketing practices across borders.
  • European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA): The EASA is an alliance of advertising self-regulatory organizations in Europe that aims to promote responsible advertising practices and harmonize advertising standards across different countries in Europe.

These and other organizations work together to develop common standards and guidelines to ensure that advertising practices are ethical, transparent, and effective across borders.

See the list of 186 countries with their primary and secondary advertising regulators



Primary Regulator Name


Albania Albanian Competition Authority (ACA)
Algeria Conseil de la Concurrence
Angola National Institute of Consumer Protection
Argentina National Advertising Self-Regulation Council (CONARP)
Armenia State Commission for the Protection of Economic Competition (SCPEC)
Australia Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)
Austria Austrian Advertising Standards Council (ASR)
Azerbaijan State Advertising Council  
Bahamas Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas
Bahrain Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Bangladesh Advertising Standards Council (ASC)
Barbados Fair Trading Commission (FTC)
Belarus Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade (MART)
Belgium Jury for Ethical Advertising (JEP)
Belize Belize Broadcasting Authority (BBA)
Benin Beninese Agency for Regulation of Advertising (ARPA)  
Bhutan Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority (BICMA)
Bolivia Autoridad de Regulación y Fiscalización de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes (ATT)
Bosnia & Herzegovina Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA)
Botswana Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA)
Brunei Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI)
Bulgaria Commission for Consumer Protection (CCP)
Burkina Faso Conseil Supérieur de la Communication (CSC)
Burundi Conseil National de la Communication (CNC)
Cambodia Ministry of Commerce
Cameroon National Communication Council (NCC)  
Canada Advertising Standards Canada
Cape Verde Agência Reguladora Multissectorial da Economia (ARME)
Central African Republic Conseil National de la Communication (CNC)  
Chad High Authority for Media and Audiovisual (HAMA)  
Chile National Council of Self-Regulation and Advertising Ethics (CONAR)
Colombia Autocontrol
Comoros Comorian Agency for the Regulation of Communications (ARC)  
Congo Conseil Supérieur de la Liberté de Communication (CSLC)  
Costa Rica Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL)
Croatia Council for Electronic Media
Cuba Ministry of Communications
Cyprus Cyprus Radio Television Authority (CRTA)
Czech Republic Council for Advertising (RVR)
Denmark Consumer Ombudsman
Dominica Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
Dominican Republic Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL)
East Timor Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANC)
Ecuador Agencia de Regulación y Control de las Telecomunicaciones (ARCOTEL)
Egypt Advertising Control Committee (ACC)
El Salvador Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET)
Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Information, Press and Radio  
Eritrea Ministry of Information  
Estonia Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (TTJA)
Eswatini Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM)
Ethiopia Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority (EBA)
Fiji Fiji Commerce Commission
Finland Consumer Ombudsman
France Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité
Gabon High Authority of Communication (HAC)
Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA)
Georgia Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC)
Germany Zentrale zur Bekämpfung unlauteren Wettbewerbs
Ghana National Communications Authority (NCA)
Greece National Council for Radio and Television (ESR)
Grenada National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC)
Guatemala Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT)
Guinea Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (ARPT)
Guinea-Bissau National Regulatory Authority (ANR)  
Guyana Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA)
Haiti Conseil National des Télécommunications (CONATEL)
Honduras Comisión Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (CONATEL)
Hong Kong Communications Authority (CA)
Hungary National Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ÖRT)
Iceland Post and Telecom Administration (PTA)
India Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)
Indonesia Advertising Ethics Council (DEA)
Iran Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
Iraq Communications and Media Commission (CMC)
Ireland Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI)
Israel Advertising Standards Committee
Italy Istituto Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria
Ivory Coast Conseil Supérieur de la Publicité (CSP)  
Jamaica Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ)
Japan Consumer Affairs Agency
Jordan Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC)
Kazakhstan Committee on Regulation of Natural Monopolies and Protection of Competition
Kenya Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK)
Kiribati Ministry of Information, Communication, Transport and Tourism  
Kosovo Regulatory Authority for Electronic and Postal Communications (ARKEP)
Kuwait Ministry of Information
Kyrgyzstan State Agency for Antimonopoly Regulation
Laos Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Latvia National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP)
Lebanon Ministry of Information
Lesotho Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA)
Liberia Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA)
Libya General Authority for Communication and Informatics (GACI)  
Liechtenstein Office for Communications (AK)
Lithuania Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (LRTK)
Luxembourg Independent Audiovisual Authority of Luxembourg (ALIA)
Malawi Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
Malaysia Advertising Standards Committee (ASC)
Maldives Maldives Broadcasting Commission (MBC)
Mali High Authority of Communication (HAC)
Malta Malta Communications Authority (MCA)
Mauritania High Authority for Press and Broadcasting (HAPA)  
Mauritius Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA)
Mexico National Advertising Self-Regulation Council (CONAR)
Moldova Audiovisual Council of the Republic of Moldova (CCA)
Monaco Communications Department
Mongolia Communications and Information Technology Authority (CITA)
Montenegro Agency for Electronic Media (AEM)
Morocco High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA)
Mozambique Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM)
Myanmar Ministry of Information
Namibia Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN)
Nauru Ministry of Information and Communication  
Nepal Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA)
Netherlands Stichting Reclame Code (SRC)
New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
Nicaragua Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (TELCOR)
Niger High Council of Communication (CSC)
Nigeria Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON)
North Macedonia Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AAAVMS)
Norway Consumer Ombudsman
Oman Public Authority for Radio and Television (PART)
Pakistan Advertising Standards Council (ASC)
Palau Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce  
Panama National Authority of Public Services (ASEP)
Papua New Guinea National Information & Communications Technology Authority (NICTA)
Paraguay National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL)
Peru National Advertising Self-Regulation Council (CONAR)
Philippines Advertising Standards Council (ASC)
Poland Advertising Ethics Committee (RDN)
Portugal Advertising Self-Regulation Institute (ICAP)
Qatar Ministry of Culture and Sports
Romania Romanian Advertising Council (RAC)
Russia Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS)
Rwanda Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology  
Saint Lucia Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC)
Samoa Office of the Regulator (OOTR)
San Marino Autorità per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni (AGCOM)
São Tomé and Príncipe Autoridade Geral de Regulação (AGER)
Saudi Arabia Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
Senegal Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (ARTP)
Serbia Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM)
Seychelles Department of Information Communications Technology (DICT)
Sierra Leone National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM)
Singapore Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS)
Slovakia Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission
Slovenia Agency for Communication Networks and Services (AKOS)
Solomon Islands Telecommunications Commission of Solomon Islands (TCSI)
Somalia Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism  
South Africa Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB)
South Korea Korea Communications Commission (KCC)
South Sudan National Communication Authority (NCA)
Spain Autocontrol
Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL)
Sudan National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC)
Suriname Telecommunication Authority Suriname (TAS)
Swaziland (Eswatini) Eswatini Communications Commission (ESCCOM)
Sweden Swedish Advertising Ombudsman (RO)
Switzerland Swiss Advertising Standards Authority (SASA)
Syria Ministry of Information
Taiwan Advertising Ethics Committee (AEC)
Tajikistan Communications Service under the Government of Tajikistan
Tanzania Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
Thailand Advertising Association of Thailand (AAT)
Togo Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)
Tonga Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change, and Communications (MEIDECC)
Trinidad and Tobago Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
Tunisia High Independent Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HAICA)
Turkey Turkish Advertising Standards Authority (RKT)
Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications  
Tuvalu Ministry of Communications and Transport  
Uganda Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)
UK Advertising Standards Authority
Ukraine Advertising Coalition of Ukraine (AKU)
United Arab Emirates National Media Council (NMC)
USA Federal Trade Commission
Uzbekistan State Inspectorate for Supervision of Communications, Information and Telecommunication Technologies (SISCTI)
Vanuatu Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR)
Venezuela National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL)
Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)
Yemen Public Telecommunications Corporation (PTC)
Zambia Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA)
Zimbabwe Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ)

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