The French postal and telecommunications regulator (ARCEP) fines universal postal service provider for not providing an affordable service for the shipment of low-value objects weighing less than two kilograms (La Poste)

French regulators fine La Poste for not providing an affordable service for the shipment of low-value objects weighing less than two kilograms* MAIN INFORMATION On December 20, 2011, the Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP — French postal and telecommunications regulator) fined La Poste, France’s universal postal service provider, one million Euros for not having provided an easily-available and affordable priority mail service for the shipment of low-value objects weighing less than two kilograms. This failure was in disregard of the regulator’s injunction, French legislation, and European directives. CONTEXT AND SUMMARY To see the decision, click here. Article L.1 of the Code français des Postes et des Communications Electroniques (French Code

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Marie-Anne Frison-Roche, The French postal and telecommunications regulator (ARCEP) fines universal postal service provider for not providing an affordable service for the shipment of low-value objects weighing less than two kilograms (La Poste), 20 December 2011, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2011, Art. N° 42181

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