PRESS RELEASE: The CTU Council has granted a postal licence to Česká pošta for the next two years
Prague, 27 July 2022 - The Czech Telecommunication Office Council has granted a postal licence for the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024 to Česká pošta, s.p. Česká pošta was the only applicant in the tender launched by the CTU Council on 8 March 2022.
Česká pošta fulfilled all the conditions for participation and requirements set out in the tender. Therefore, the CTU Council after assessing all relevant facts issued a decision on granting a postal licence for the period from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024.
Based on the granted postal licence, Česká pošta is obliged to ensure availability of these universal services throughout the whole territory of the Czech Republic by means of a network of at least 3 200 offices:
- delivery of postal items up to 2 kg to foreign countries and further at national level for postal items which are up to the metric of 35,3 x 25 x 2 cm and up to 1 kg of weight;
- delivery of postal parcels up to 10 kg to foreign countries;
- delivery of an amount of money by postal order;
- delivery of registered items;
- delivery of insured items;
- free delivery of postal items up to 7 kg for visually impaired persons;
- services that have to be provided on the basis of the obligations arising from the membership of the Czech Republic in the Universal Postal Union.
Newly, delivery of postal parcels up to 10 kg at national level and the delivery of postal items up to 2 kg at national level for postal items which exceed the metric of 35.3 x 25 x 2 cm or a weight of 1 kg were not imposed as an obligation to provide the universal service. According to the results of the review, these services are provided commercially on the market under conditions comparable to the requirements under the Postal Services Act. Therefore, there is no need to impose this obligation.
Czech Telecommunication Office