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Postal services

Directive 97/67/EC

Short name:

Postal services

Base:

Directive 97/67/ECof the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service
OJ L 015 of 21 January 1998

Modification:

  • Directive 2002/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the further opening to competition of Community postal services
    OJ L 15 of 7 May 2002
  • Directive 2008/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the full accomplishment of the internal market of Community postal services

Directives repealed:

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Guide for application:

Reports on the application of the postal directive

EC contact point:

DG Internal Market
E-mail
Postal services website

For information about the content and availability of European standards, please contact the European Standardisation Organisations.

Publications in the Official Journal

  • Commission Communication relating to 97/67/EC on postal services pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)  
    OJ C 30 of 5 February 2005

Summary list of titles and references of harmonised standards related to postal services

The information contained in the summary list is a compilation of the references of standards which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Although the lists are updated regularly, they may not be complete and they do not have any legal validity; only publication in the Official Journal produces legal affect.

ESO

Reference and title of the harmonised standard
(and reference document)

Reference of superseded standard

Date of cessation of presumption of conformity of superseded standard
Note 1

CEN

EN 13619:2002

Postal services - Mail item processing - Optical characteristics for processing letters

None

-

CEN

EN 13724:2002

Postal services - Apertures of private letter boxes and letter plates - Requirements and test methods

None

-

CEN

EN 13850:2002

Postal services - Quality of service - Measurement of the transit time of end-to-end services for single piece priority mail and first class mail

None

-

CEN

EN 14012:2003

Postal services - Quality of service - Measurement of complaints and redress procedures

None

-

CEN

EN 14137:2003

Postal services - Quality of service - Measurement of loss of registered mail and other types of postal service using a track and trace system

None

-

CEN

EN 14142-1:2003

Postal services - Address databases - Part 1: Components of postal addresses

None

-

CEN

EN 14508:2003

Postal services - Quality of service - Measurement of the transit time of end-to-end services for single piece non-priority mail and second class mail

None

-

CEN

EN 14534:2003

Postal services - Quality of service - Measurement of the transit time of end-to-end services for bulk mail

None

-

Note 1: Generally the date of cessation of presumption of conformity will be the date of withdrawal ("dow"), set by the European Standardisation Organisation, but attention of users of these standards is drawn to the fact that in certain exceptional cases this can be otherwise.

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