Our remit to regulate the postal sector comes directly from legislation, in particular from the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 (“2011 Act”), which transposed the European Postal Services Directive (97/67/EC) which established a regulatory framework for European postal services, into national law.
There are three categories of postal services which are subject to regulation under the 2011 Act. Further information is detailed in ComReg’s Postal Strategy Statement (ComReg 21/122)
Some of the key pieces of legislation relevant to ComReg’s legislative remit for the postal sector are listed below. Click on any of these to be taken to that piece of legislation.
|Communications Regulation Act, 2002||Primary Legislation|
|Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act, 2011||Primary Legislation|
|Regulation 2018/644 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 April 2018||EU Regulation|
|Postal Services Directive 97/67/EC, as amended (Consolidated)||EU Directive (Consolidated)|
|Postal Services Directive 97/67/EC||EU Directive|
|2nd Postal Services Directive 2002/39/EC||EU Directive|
|3rd Postal Services Directive 2008/6/EC||EU Directive|
|S.I. No. 534 of 2018 - Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2018||Statutory Instrument|
|S.I. No. 149/2019 - Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2019||Statutory Instrument|
|S.I. No. 150/2019 - Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Services) Order 2019||Statutory Instrument|
|S.I. No. 280/2012 - Communications Regulation (Universal Postal Service) Regulations 2012||Statutory Instrument|