BEREC-ERGP Joint ad-hoc working group will be set up on cross border parcels

Document number: BoR (15) 127
Document date: 31.08.2015
Date of registration: 31.08.2015
Document type: BEREC Press Releases
Author: BEREC

With the aim of analyzing whether regulatory insights from the electronic communications sector can be transferred to the cross-border parcels sector - a new joint ad-hoc BEREC-ERGP working group on cross border parcels will be set up.
The new ad-hoc working group will work together to provide advice to the EC by the end of 2015 on the following policy areas:

- Identifying adequate means to monitor the cross border parcels delivery, especially with regard to prices;

- Identifying adequate means to intervene concerning certain problems regarding cross border parcels delivery, if deemed necessary and proportionate, particularly regarding price transparency;

- Outlining specific measures/policy options to be created by the EC to tackle eventual problems identified concerning price transparency for European cross-border deliveries, including namely for prices of small shipments.

The decision to set up the joint ad-hoc working group was taken following the meeting between European Commission (EC) Vice-President Andrus Ansip, the BEREC Chair Fátima Barros and the ERGP Chair Feliksas Dobrolvolskis on 15 June 2015, when several aspects associated to the postal sector in the scope of the recent EC Communication on the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy were discussed and an agreement to strengthen cooperation between BEREC and ERGP was taken.