Correos must classify administrative notifications as non-USO in its cost accounting system
The Spanish postal regulator, CNMC, concluded that Correos' analytical cost accounting for 2018 and 2019 incorrectly considered administrative notifications as registered letters, within the scope of the universal service.
Consequently, CNMC mandated Correos to reclassify the service as non-USO, and to recalculate its accounts for 2018 and 2019.
Commission content that parcels regulation has achieved its aims
The European Commission's first application report on the Regulation on cross-border parcel delivery services (CBPR) concluded that the regulation “has broadly achieved its key objectives”. The Commission considered it too early to evaluate the direct and indirect impacts of the CBPR's implementation, or to propose corresponding amendments.
France to impose a minimum delivery fee for books sold online
The French Parliament is in the process of adopting a law that would impose a minimum delivery fee for books sold online. The amount of any minimum delivery fee is still under negotiation. The draft law appears to be aimed at Amazon, which currently charges €0.01 for the delivery of books in France.
Commission's PSD evaluation hints at possible future changes to regulatory framework
The European Commission's long-awaited report on the Postal Services Directive suggests further exploration of possible amendments to the regulatory framework but without spelling out specific changes or a timetable.
European Commission presents 2022 work programme
The European Commission presented on 19 October its work programme for 2022, setting out the initiatives that it plans to put forward next year.
BIPT validates bpost's increased tariffs for 2022 but still criticises the price cap method
BIPT, the Belgian regulator, validated bpost's increased retail tariffs for 2022, stating that the increase complies with the legal principles of tariff uniformity, non-discrimination and transparency. However, BIPT continued to criticise the price cap mechanism included in the Postal Law. Although bpost's tariff increase conforms with the price cap, BIPT still believes that these new tariffs are not truly cost-oriented.