In 2005 the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) issued a Directive No.1 of 2005 entitled the “Directive on the Modalities of Payment for Authorisations under Postal Act” (the ‘Directive’). This Directive was in 2017 amended by Directive No. 1 of 2017 entitled “Amendments to the Modalities of Payment for Authorisations under the Postal Services Act”. The overall purpose of the Directive is to regulate the manner in which fees established under the First Schedule of the Postal Services (General) Regulations (SL 254.01 of the Laws of Malta) are charged.
An amendment is being proposed to article 8 of the Directive whereby if an authorised postal services operator within the prescribed timeframes stated in that article, fails to provide the required information then the MCA may proceed to act on the basis of information provided in the previous year. In taking forward this process the MCA is therefore issuing this consultation attached hereunder.