PostNL takes notice of ACM draft decision

19 December 2014 – Today, PostNL has taken notice of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM)’s draft decision following its postal market study. In its draft decision, ACM states that PostNL must continue to grant regional postal operators access to its network for business mail.

PostNL is confronted with rapidly decreasing volumes in the postal market. Digital media such as e-mail, online advertising and internet banking are competing with physical mail. The postal market is thus part of a broader communications market in which PostNL does not see itself as a dominant market player.
PostNL is doing its utmost to keep postal logistics in the Netherlands reliable, accessible and affordable, also in the longer-term. This despite the structurally decreasing volumes in the postal market.
When reviewing the draft decision, PostNL will also evaluate how its vision on the communications market and the described aim of future-proof postal logistics in the Netherlands has been taken into account. PostNL has six weeks to respond to the draft decision. ACM will make its final decision after the evaluation of this response and any responses from other market parties.