Authorization Procedures in the Postal Sector

Possible Lessons From Other Sectors for Entry Regulation
  • Catherine Gallet
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 31)


Setting up a system to regulate entry by “authorization” procedures (licenses or general authorisations) is explicitly specified in the European Directive on postal services. The authorization to operate a postal business sets

rights and obligations specific to the postal sector and [allow] undertakings to provide postal services and, where applicable, to establish and/or operate postal networks for the provision of such services, in the form of a ‘general authorization’ or ‘individual license’ as defined below. (European Directive on Postal Services 1998, Chapter 2.)


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