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Country Codes Handling and Exceptions

Many of the D&B Direct web services expect to receive a country code for the company specified by the D-U-N-S Number being requested. This input parameter is case-sensitive and must be supplied in upper case. On some requests, this parameter is optional; however, D&B recommends that it be provided to reduce the response time of the service(s) -- including products limited to results for US companies.

D&B Direct services utilize the two-letter country code as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in their ISO 3166-1 specification.

Code Substitutions

Data for the following countries is stored under the alternate country code specified.

Country NameAlternate Instructions
ABU DHABIUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
ADMIRALTY ISLANDSUse the code of PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PG)
AJMANUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
AL AINUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
ALAND ISLANDSUse the code of FINLAND (FI)
ASCENSION ISLANDUse the code of SAINT HELENA, ASCENSION AND TRISTAN DA CUNHA (SH)
BOUVET ISLANDUse the code of NORWAY (NO)
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORYUse the code of UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDSUse the code of AUSTRALIA (AU)
CAROLINE ISLANDSUse the code of MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF (FM)
DUBAIUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
FUJAIRAHUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
GUERNSEYUse the code of UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
ISLE OF MANUse the Code of UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
JERSEYUse the Code of UNITED KINGDOM (GB)
MAYOTTEUse the code of FRANCE (FR)
MIDWAY ISLANDSUse the code of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
NIUEUse the code of NEW ZEALAND (NZ)
PALAUUse the code of MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF (FM)
PALESTINE, STATE OF.Use the code of ISRAEL (IL)
PUERTO RICOUse the code of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
RAS AL KHAIMAHUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
SAINT MARTIN (FRENCH PART)Use the code of FRANCE (FR)
SHARJAHUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDSUse the code of SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS (GS)
ST BARTHELEMYUse the code of GUADELOUPE (GP)
SVALBARD & JAN MAYENUse the code NORWAY (NO)
UMM-AL-QUWAINUse the code of UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (AE)
UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDSUse the code of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
VATICAN CITYUse the code of ITALY (IT)
VIRGIN ISLANDS, U.S.Use the code of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
WAKE ISLANDUse the code of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (US)
WALLIS & FORTUNA ISUse the code of FRANCE (FR)
WESTERN SAHARAUse the code of MOROCCO (MA)

NOTE: While some territories of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico) have been assigned ISO country codes, the information on organizations from those areas will be located under the US country code.

Data Not Available

Data for the following countries is not currently available through the D&B Direct 2.0 API.

Country NameISO Code
AntarcticaAQ
CubaCU
Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHM
Korea, Democratic People's Republic ofKP
MongoliaMN
PitcairnPN
French Southern TerritoriesTF

Please contact your local D&B Customer Service department/representative for more details; or to place an inquiry for a specific organization.