postal regulation

The postal sector is changing fast. As the traditional market enters a steep decline, e-commerce is driving rapid and unprecedented growth in parcel delivery delivery - all of which has an impact on the way the sector is regulated.

At Cullen International, we provide independent and expert insight into the past, present and future of EU postal regulation. Subscribe to our intelligence services, and we’ll help you to stay informed as the sector evolves and to understand how that evolution affects you.

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general topics covered

Universal service obligations

Use our Postal service to stay informed on the steps taken by regulators to maintain the sustainability of the universal service despite the decline in traditional postal volumes. Track and compare different national regimes, and anticipate new rules and reforms on an EU level. Topics covered include :

  • The Postal Services Directive
  • Universal service scope and changes
  • Price caps
  • Funding

E-commerce has led to rapid growth in the parcel sector, driving providers to innovate and diversify to rise to new challenges and meet changing consumer expectations. As national and EU-level regulation enters the picture, our intelligence services provide an essential independent resource on this transformative trend. Topics covered include:

  • Horizontal consumer protection rules
  • New postal sector rules on parcel delivery
  • Alternative means of delivery
  • VAT and customs

latest intelligence

Polish postal market value grows despite decreasing letter volumes
15 June 18 Tomasz Kulinski

The overall value of the postal services market in Poland increased in 2017 to the value of PLN8.4bn. The revenue growth of PLN764m is mostly attributed to the increasing number of e-commerce shipments but revenue from letters increased noticeably as well.

The future postal regulatory framework needs to reflect changing user needs and industry innovations
11 June 18 Virginie Alloo

There is no clear consensus on the shape of the future regulatory regime for the postal and delivery market. In particular, the diversity in user needs forces policy makers and market players to consider a range of difficult issues. Many of these topics were discussed at the 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics which took place at the beginning of June in Croatia.

Commission approves state aid funding for Post Danmark
28 May 18 Peter Dunn

The European Commission announced its approval of state aid funding for Post Danmark. The compensation of DKK1.192bn for the period 2017-2019 is in line with state aid rules because it will not exceed the net cost of providing the postal universal service

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