Legalising Alternate Day Delivery: The Reshaping of the Universal Postal Service in New Zealand

Comité européen des régulateurs postaux (CERP), the European Committee for Postal Regulation, for discussion at its 49th Plenary Meeting, 29-30 May 2014, in Skopje, FYROM

17 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2014

Date Written: June 23, 2014

Abstract

In October 2013, New Zealand became the first developed nation to allow its postal universal service provider, New Zealand Post, the legal right to switch to alternate day delivery. The new system will be rolled out from July 2015.

This paper is designed to assist those who wish to better understand the New Zealand outcome, and who may be considering such a change themselves. After describing the regulatory and commercial environments in the New Zealand postal market, it summarises the financial situation that inspired the original proposal for three day delivery, the response from respondents to the public consultation, and the precise nature of the new deal between the Government and NZ Post.

Keywords: post, postal, universal service, USO, reform, New Zealand, alternate day delivery

JEL Classification: L90, L97

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Robert, Legalising Alternate Day Delivery: The Reshaping of the Universal Postal Service in New Zealand (June 23, 2014). Comité européen des régulateurs postaux (CERP), the European Committee for Postal Regulation, for discussion at its 49th Plenary Meeting, 29-30 May 2014, in Skopje, FYROM, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2458007

Robert Clarke (Contact Author)

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