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  • Data Protection
    members on this issue Background In 2010 the European Commission initiated the revision of the Data Protection Directive IP 10 1462 with aim to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons This initiative in favour of strengthening the rules concerning direct marketing processing and hence affecting postal direct mail requiring the prior consent of the receiver In January 2013 the European Parliament released a draft report dealing with the Commission s proposal of regulation on Data Protection According to PostEurop the amendments to some clauses can seriously affect the mail activity of the postal sector Actions The presence of the working group was intensive in every step of the legislation process issuing in total 4 position papers on 12 March 2013 Joint Position Paper with CEPI FEDMA FEPE INTEGRAF PCF Commission s Proposal for a general Data Protection Regulation 27 February 2013 PostEurop Raises Concerns on the New Data Protection Regulation Rules 12 November 2012 General Comments on the Data Protection Draft Regulation 14 July 2011 Position Paper on the Revision of the Data Protection Directive the Case of Postal Direct Mail Updated on 10 March 2014 Chair Leen van de Weert PostNL T 31 88 868 77

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/DataProtection?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • E-Commerce
    for parcel delivery build trust in delivery services and encourage online sales The roadmap specified measures attributed to the relevant stakeholders and meant to remedy delivery related problems in e commerce A stock taking was foreseen following a period of 18 months mid 2015 in order to assess whether additional measures including legislative measures are needed In May 2015 the new Commission submitted its Digital Market Strategy including the announcement of two measures for parcel delivery in order to improve price transparency and enhance regulatory oversight The measures will be launched in the 1st half of 2016 Objectives Establish a constructive dialogue with relevant stakeholders including the Commission and the European Parliament Develop and lobby common positions on a European parcel delivery policy in the context of the digital single market strategy Communicate on behalf of the participating posts on the Industry Initiative commitment by the European posts in response to the Commission s concerns voiced in the Green Paper Actions and achievements February 2013 Contribution to the public consultation as response to the questions raised by the Green Paper June 2013 First meeting of CEOs with Commissioner Barnier on the Industry Initative September 2013 Follow up meeting with Commissioner Barnier July 2014 Status Report on the Industry Initative September 2014 Meeting of CEOs with Commissioner Barnier December 2014 Technical meeting with the Commission on the Industry Initiative January 2015 Market oriented meeting with the Commission March 2015 Submission of the Updated Status Report on the Industry Initiative to the Commission April 2015 CEO meeting with Vice President Ansip and Commissioner Bieńkowska June 2015 Workshop with the Commission services technical dialogue June 2015 Participation in the Commission s workshop on the Roadmap July 2015 Submission of the Final Status Report on the Industry Initiative to the Commission July 2015 Contribution

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/e-commerce?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Monitoring
    key issues Ensuring liaison with other activity segments possibly working on related issues within PostEurop The monitoring activity follows the following dossiers Payment Services Directive Review of the 2007 64 Directive is expected Impact study will be delivered by London Economics Access to basic payment account The Commission adopted a recommendation on 18 July 2011 The file is also part of the Single Market II Act under Key Action 12 A legislative proposal is to be presented with the aim to give all EU citizens access to basic payment account Card internet and mobile payment The Commission launched a consultation procedure on 11 January 2012 Feedback statement and individual replies can be found at the Commission s website Next steps to be determined E invoicing 2010 45 EC Invoicing Directive establishes the equal treatment of electronic and paper invoices The Commission suggests the broad scale adoption of electronic invoicing by 2020 Single Market Act II Key action II aims to make electronic invoicing the standard invoicing mode for public procurement Digital Services The objective of the monitoring activity is to follow the EU regulatory and non regulatory initiatives in the field of the Digital Services with possible impact for Postal operators as outlined by the EC Digital Single Market Strategy Mapping and increasing awareness on the current legislation Collecting and providing information on new legislative initiatives and on developments of in progress regulation processes Highlighting key issues impact of proposed new regulations or EC strategy on the postal operators Identifying missing legislation Ensuring liaison with other working groups on related issues Main topics of the monitoring activity are Electronic Identification E signature and trust services A Regulation for ensuring secure and seamless electronic communication and interaction among businesses citizens and public authorities entered in force on 17 September 2014 EU

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/monitoring?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Letters
    group allows Members to work together in order to better understand the impact of the different regulatory changes proposed at each POC share opinions and to try to coordinate common views on operational issues Updated 31 August 2013 Chair Cinzia Neri Poste Italiane S p A E neric posteitaliane it About Us Media Centre Publication Activities Activities PostEurop Member News Position Papers European union Affairs Wider Europe Structure Organisation Press

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/Letters?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Parcels
    together in order to better understand the impact of the different regulatory changes proposed at each POC share opinions and to try to coordinate common views on operational issues Updated 31 August 2013 Chair Jean Pierre Auroi Swiss Post T 41 58 338 39 68 F 41 58 667 33 80 E jean pierre auroi po About Us Media Centre Publication Activities Activities PostEurop Member News Position Papers European union

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/parcels?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • Customs
    parcels within the EU community and regarding customs security procedures With terrorism and the threat of attack never far from the headlines various authorities have considered stricter customs procedures to improve safety and this has affected the work of PostEurop In recent years PostEurop has worked hard to ensure that its Members understand new customs requirements It has also been negotiating to ensure that these new regulations are practicable for public postal operators Main achievements In 2004 the European Commission made proposals to make significant changes to customs procedures Under particular scrutiny were the simplified customs procedures that European public postal operators are currently allowed to follow On 20 February 2012 the EC adopted a proposal for a recast of the Modernized Customs Code which hereafter will be named Union Customs Code In February 2013 PostEurop expressed its concerns about the reform of the European Union EU customs legislation issuing a position paper on the Union Customs Code UCC With this position paper PostEurop tried to make a cost benefit analysis of the impact of the proposed legislation on the postal sector and its effects on the final consumers PostEurop in general agrees with the proposed legislation and believes that

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/Customs?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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  • News
    on 30 October 2013 The full implementation will start on 1 May 2016 The application of the provisions of the Regulation which depend on the use of electronic data processing techniques and electronic systems will benefit from a transitional period which should not go beyond 31 December 2020 Until 1 May 2016 the Community Customs Code and its implementing provisions continue to apply PostEurop welcomes the announcement by the EU Commission that this year it will be possible to comment on the proposals of the UCC s Delegated and Implementing Acts It is therefore essential that all European postal operators will support the work of the PostEurop Customs working group In an exclusive interview with the Chair of the Customs working group Mr Reinhard Fischer PostEurop had the opportunity to discuss the developments and the impact on postal operators Can you explain which kind of legal challenges are in front of us With the publication of the Delegated and Implementing Acts drafts the EU Commission has re opened the discussion on issues which were deemed to be solved with the old Implementing Provision on the Modernised Customs Code MCC Therefore we have to keep an eye on all legal definitions and the clearance process itself Data which should be provided by postal operators as electronic information in advance or with regard to the so called temporary storage is another area of concern Is there any date which should be monitored by the postal community With regard to the DA or IA 1 May 2016 will be an important date But we should not forget that there are ongoing discussions in the Postal Export Group on the advanced electronic information This means that there is a certain possibility for changes before 2016 What can postal operators do to be involved in the discussions First of all cooperation with their national customs authority is key There should be a close communication about the upcoming EU challenges their feasibility in the operational processes and the compliance with the national legislation As a result Post and Customs should speak with one voice which allows a reinforced position of all EU players in the discussion with the EU Commission For an active support I would like to motivate all of my colleagues to participate in the PostEurop Customs Working Group This invitation includes Non EU European postal operators because the upcoming burden is on them as well We are running out of time I would not like to be in a position to wake up from a customs nightmare and recognise that the reality is much worse If we want to influence the process let s do it now Reinhard Fischer You have mentioned the advanced electronic information What is the impact on the postal process We should not forget that any introduction of EU import requirements for the advanced electronic information we call it ENS Entry Summary Declaration will trigger the same requirements by other countries With regard to security requirements there is always

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/showNews?selectedEventId=24773 (2016-02-17)
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  • Crisis & Security
    international postal network During its work over the years it has become evident that crisis management and security issues are linked together The working group therefore decided to cover both issues The objectives of the Crisis Security Managers Working Group are to Provide a forum to exchange best practises in crisis management and continuity planning to share practical information and data on security issues Ensure a concerted crisis communication at European level and accurate share of vital information in case of crisis Establish and maintain good crisis and security related information exchange with other international bodies Be in a position to ensure genuine crisis management and continuity planning Main achievements Between 2004 and 2006 the Working Group completed the development of information channels linking the postal operators security departments It also developed a crisis manager s website to automatically provide crisis managers with prompt security alerts Europe wide in a secured and controlled environment The website is only accessible to security cleared postal experts The Crisis Managers meet once or twice a year to discuss experiences and developments in the filed of Crisis Management and Security as well as obtain co operation and support of colleagues Updated on 23 February

    Original URL path: http://www.posteurop.org/CrisisAndSecurity?isoCode=en (2016-02-17)
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