PostNL supports necessity of adjustments USO

The Hague – PostNL has taken note with great interest of the vision of the postal market of minister Kamp of Economic Affairs. In a reaction, PostNL says it is pleased with the proposed measures to ensure the Universal Service Obligation (USO) remains cost efficient , available and reliable. The proposed measures help making the USO profitable.

In his vision the minister writes that under current regulation it is difficult for PostNL to carry out postal delivery for consumers and small businesses profitably. PostNL considers it important that the USO remains and would like to continue carrying it out. The measures as proposed by the minister as also written in its press release will be worked out in greater detail by PostNL in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Clearly PostNL will pay attention to people who are not so mobile and other vulnerable groups in society.

The proposed law with the announced changes is expected to be sent to the Second Chamber early 2014. PostNL hopes that the actions can be implemented gradually from 2015.

In case of any discrepancy with the Dutch version of this press release, the Dutch version prevails.