International Regulation of Postal Communications
University of Bern Law School - World Trade Institute
January 30, 2008
MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
The article provides a concise overview of the rules applicable to postal communications at the international level. Particular attention is paid to the regulations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as to the relationship between the two. Outlook on possible future developments accounting for the rapid technological advances and the liberalization of markets wraps the analysis up.
Keywords: postal communications, international regulation, Universal Postal Union (UPU), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), market liberalisation, network industriesAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 9, 2008 ; Last revised: October 21, 2010
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