This document provides an overview of the responses received and the MCA's decision with respect to each of the issues that were consulted upon in July 2010.
These issues relating to the universal service include:
• Providing a clear definition on how to classify postal services falling within the scope of the universal postal service;
• Defining the priority bulk mail service as part of the set of specific universal postal services that MaltaPost is obliged to provide;
• Introducing ex ante tariff regulatory provisions for services to be offered by MaltaPost that fall within the scope of the universal service but which MaltaPost, as the Universal Service Provider, is not obliged to offer (under its universal service obligation);
• Defining what which services should be considered as an express mail services, and therefore outside the scope of the universal service.
This Decision Notice is effective from the date of publication.
See also: MCA Consultation: Regulatory Direction on Specific Aspects of the Universal Postal Service (July 10)
Proposed regulatory direction on specific aspects of the universal postal service