In July 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs published a report on the future of the Dutch postal market, concluding that maintaining an affordable, accessible and qualitatively good universal service will become challenging due to the ongoing mail volume decline. The report will serve as input for a long term policy analysis of the Dutch postal market.
On the basis of this report and on the request of the State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Mrs. Oudeman has conducted a dialogue on the postal market. As a result of the outcome of this dialogue on the postal market and several independent reports, the State Secretary sent her conclusions and recommendations vis-à-vis the future of the postal market to parliament on 15 June 2018. These recommendations will be the basis for a policy and legislative agenda that will guarantee affordable postal services in the future.