Electronic data collection (EDC) - postal services

General information 


  • Operators which provide postal services or ensure foreign postal services (hereinafter referred to as “operators”) are obliged to provide the CTU, at its request, with the information laid down in Section 32a of Act No. 29/2000 Sb. on postal services and amending certain acts (Act on Postal Services), as amended.
  • The obligation of the operator to provide the CTU with information via a program application in an electronic form is laid down by the provisions of Section 32a(3) of the Act on Postal Services.
  • Operators are called on, in writing, to request access data to the EDC system (electronic data collection system). After successfully registering in EDC, the operator is regularly informed of the location of new forms and the deadlines for submitting them. This information is provided in an e-mail sent to the contact address.
  • Forms are invariably posted for the period which follows the date which the operator indicates as the date of commencement of provision or assurance of postal services.
  • The CTU collects the information required for statistical findings as part of the state statistical service in the interests of minimising the administrative burden on business undertakings from the forms that also serve the purposes of international reporting. (European Statistics Code of Practice)