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 - 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.

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

Poland implements public registered e-delivery services co-funded by the EU
28 November 22 Monika Kačeriaková

Poland implements public registered e-delivery services within a project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Commission study suggests ways to improve the environmental footprint for e-commerce
21 November 22 Cathrine Grimseid

A study published by the European Commission made proposals to improve the environmental footprint for retail sales services, including e-commerce. The study had intended to focus on emissions from e-commerce but found that modern retail transport chains had become integrated, making it less relevant to distinguish between traditional brick-and-mortar retail and e-commerce retail.

ComReg reviews USP designation for 2023
21 October 22 Celine Senay

ComReg, the Irish regulator, is consulting on whether there is a future requirement for a designation of the universal service provider.

European Commission presents 2023 work programme
20 October 22 Javier Huerta Bravo

The workplan of the EU executive body includes a non-legislative initiative on virtual worlds such as metaverse.

Poland amends Postal Act to move to state funding of USO net costs
10 October 22 Monika Kačeriaková

Poland will compensate universal service net loss from the state budget instead of from the compensation fund.

No suprises in latest study on main postal sector developments
04 October 22 Cathrine Grimseid

The European Commission's latest study on developments in the postal sector shows that the overall decline in letter post and the increase in parcel volumes remains a driver for change in the sector. The financial sustainability of the universal service continues to be under pressure.

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