ANCOM

Regulatory Strategy for Postal Services for the 2012-2016 timeframe

ANCOM has adopted and published on August 13, 2012 the Regulatory Strategy for Postal Services for the 2012-2016 timeframe, identifying as main action lines the promotion of the postal service users’ interests, the ensuring of the right of access to universal service, the promotion of competition in the postal sector, the fostering of investments and innovation.

In the context of the full liberalisation of the postal market as of 1 January 2013, ANCOM will bear in mind the need to ensure continuous provision of the postal services within the scope of universal service, while the universal service provider will be designated and the legal framework for the provision of these services will be set in line with the identified needs. In this regard, ANCOM will assess the opportunity to modify the set of services within the scope of universal service, will establish new conditions for the provision of postal services within the scope of universal service and will monitor their compliance, will set the modality of calculation of the net cost and will identify and define the financing mechanisms in view of its compensation, ultimately aiming to open the access of other operators from the postal market to the types of services reserved to the universal service provider until 31 December 2012.