Points of access to the postal network - consultation

On 16 June 2017, ANACOM approved a draft decision on access points to the postal network of CTT - Correios de Portugal, S.A.  (CTT), under which provision is made to change the current offer of access to the postal network of CTT. With this change, access to 46 destination postal distribution centres (identified in the annex to the draft decision) will be granted to other postal service providers, upon request, for the distribution of non-priority objects of a non-thin format1.

The maximum acceptance period at the postal distribution centre is limited to 1 hour; as such, CTT is required to make provision for the definition of a time lag between the postal distribution centres of a given geographic area for the acceptance of the access postal items.

This draft decision is based on the analysis carried out initially as part of a request for ANACOM's intervention by Iberomail -  Correio Internacional, S.A.  (Iberomail), under the provisions of paragraph 3 of article 38 and under article 54, both of Lei Postal (Postal Law), requesting the administrative resolution of a dispute with CTT over the Company's access to the postal network. ANACOM will rule on the dispute resolution process initiated by Iberomail after concluding the present procedure to change the offer of access to the postal network made available by CTT.

This draft decision was submitted to the prior hearing of stakeholders, pursuant to articles 121 et seq. of Código do Procedimento Administrativo (Administrative Proceeding Code) and to the general consultation procedure, in accordance with article 9 of Lei Postal (Postal Law); in both cases stakeholders were given a period of 20 working days to respond (comments in writing and in Portuguese).

As such, comments must be sent no later than 20 July 2017, by email to accesso-rede-postal@anacom.ptmailto:acesso-rede-postal@anacom.pt2. Once the consultation process has been concluded, the contributions received will be made public. Therefore, for the purposes of publication on this website, interested parties should also submit a non-confidential version of their responses excluding items considered confidential.

1 Includes correspondence, including direct mail, weighing over 50 gr, newspapers and periodicals up to 2 kg and postal parcels (within the scope of the universal service) up to 10 kg.
2 Each email may contain one or more files as long as the total size of all files does not exceed 10 megabytes and, if necessary, comments may be divided into two or more emails.