Consultation held by the BIPT Council on 27 May 2014 on BIPT draft communication on the issue of the identification of the postal service provider having treated the item


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In accordance with the Postal Act (Article 148bis, §2 of the Act of 21 March 1991), postal service providers shall commit themselves to comply with "the obligation to make it possible for the population to identify the persons in charge of the delivery of postal items and ensure that the postal items, with the exception of newspapers, bear a mark allowing the identification of the service provider that treated this item".

By virtue of the legal prescription, each postal service provider involved in the transport process of postal items should therefore mark the postal items in order to allow its identification. However, this marking obligation can make the operational processes more complex and therefore result in additional costs.

BIPT wishes to obtain the opinion of the different parties (operators, consumer associations, etc.) concerned by this marking issue.

Answers to this consultation are expected during the four weeks of this publication, by Wednesday, 2 July 2014 at the latest.

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