Industry

Universal Service in the Postal Sector

Government Emergency Ordinance no. 13/2013 on postal services, with the subsequent amendments and completions, defines a person’s right of access to universal service as the right to benefit from the continuous provision of postal services within the scope of universal service, at a certain quality level, in any location on the national territory, at affordable tariffs for all users.
 
The postal services within the scope of universal service are:
  • clearance, sorting, transport and delivery of domestic and cross-border postal items dealing with items of correspondence, printed matter and small parcels, weighing up to (including) 2 kg;
  • clearance, sorting, transport and delivery of domestic and cross-border postal packages up to (including) 10 kg;
  • distribution of the postal parcels up to (including) 20 kg, sent from outside Romania to an address located on the Romanian territory;
  • the service for registered items dealing with postal items in the category under letter a);
  • the service for insured items dealing with the postal items from the categories under letters a) to c);
  • clearance, sorting, transport and delivery of domestic and cross-border cecograms;
  • any other postal services established under the law, if these services meet certain social or economic needs of the users which may not be satisfactorily ensured in the context of a competitive market.
 
Universal service providers in the postal field are designated under the provisions of ANCOM President’s Decision no. 541/2013 on the conditions and procedure of designating universal service providers in the postal services field.

 

Reports, surveys, analyses and other such documents in the postal service field, as well as those for monitoring and verifying compliance with the provisions under the normative acts in force, are provided for by the secondary legislative framework laid down in ANC President’s Decision no.127/2009 on the postal providers’ reporting statistical data, with the subsequent amendments and completions.