The EU Court of Justice rules that internal postal charges imposed on items sent in large quantities to a member state by means of remailing are not contrary to community competition law (Deutsche Post / Gesellschaft für Zahlungssysteme)

INTERNAL POSTAL CHARGES IMPOSED ON ITEMS SENT IN LARGE QUANTITIES TO A MEMBER STATE BY MEANS OF REMAILING ARE NOT, IN PRINCIPLE, CONTRARY TO COMMUNITY COMPETITION LAW* In the absence of an agreement between the postal services of the Member States concerned fixing "terminal dues" on the basis of the actual costs of processing and delivering incoming trans-border mail, a Member State may grant its postal services the statutory right to charge internal postage on items of mail where senders resident in that State post items, or cause them to be posted, in large quantities with the postal services of another Member State for sending back to the first Member State; however, the postal services may demand from the senders only the difference between the "terminal dues" (paid by the postal

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