Legal background, procedures, information
According to Act 101 of 2003 on the post, postal service means any activity involving clearance, sorting, transport and delivery of postal items for a charge. Clearance, sorting, transport and delivery of postal items can be performed in a single service process, but entities performing independently any of these sub-activities also provide postal service.
Postal item means any addressed item of correspondence, direct mail, printed form or postal package within the limits of weight and dimensions laid down in laws.
According to applicable Hungarian regulations in addition to conventional universal postal services other types of postal services also exist which are beyond the scope of universal services, i.e. the universal service provider is not obliged to provide them in such a way that delivery and clearance on a daily basis is ensured in the whole territory of the country on a non-discriminatory basis. These alternative services are the following: courier service, express mail service, integrated postal service, document exchange service.
Today after the liberalisation of the market of postal services, postal services may be provided – with the exception of reserved services defined in Article 7 of Act 101 of 2003 on the post – by any natural or legal person or company without legal personality on the basis of a universal service license issued by the communications authority or after notification and registration by the authority.
The objective of presentation of applicable laws on postal services and of the authority procedures connected with the postal market is to present to our customers the various licensing and notification procedures and to facilitate the elaboration of requests needed for the procedures.
Our information materials include presentation and analyses on the postal area.