Consolidated legislation

Belgian level

1. Basic postal legislation

Titles I – Autonomous public companies (Chapter X - ‘Offices of the Ombudsman’) and IV - Reform of the "Regie der Posterijen" of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies

The Act of 6 July 1971 creating the Post and certain postal services

2. Main implementation orders

Royal decree of 11 January 2006 implementing title IV (Reform of the "Regie der Posterijen") of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies

Royal decree of 11 January 2006 laying down the terms regarding notification and transfer of postal services outside the scope of the universal service and implementing Articles 144quater, par. 3, 148sexies, par. 1, 1.1° and 148septies of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies

Royal Decree of 27 April 2007 pertaining to the regulation of the postal service

Ministerial Order of 20 April 2007 pertaining to the regulation of private letterboxes

Royal Decree of 19 April 2014 amending the Royal Decree of 11 January 2006 laying down the terms regarding notification and transfer of postal services outside the scope of the universal service and implementing Articles 144quater, par. 3, 148sexies, par. 1, 1° and 148septies of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies

Royal Decree of 19 April 2014 amending the Royal decree of 11 January 2006 implementing title IV (Reform of the "Regie der Posterijen") of the Act of 21 March 1991 on the reform of certain economic public companies

3. Management contract

Royal Decree of 1 September 2016 regarding the approval of the sixth management contract concluded between the State and limited liability company under public law bpost for the 2016-2020 period

European level

Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service (consolidated version of 27 February 2008)

Directive 97/67/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 1997 on common rules for the development of the internal market of Community postal services and the improvement of quality of service (original version)

Amending Directive 2002/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the further opening to competition of Community postal services

Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty

Amending Directive 2008/06/EC of 20 February 2008 amending Directive 97/67/EC with regard to the full accomplishment of the internal market of Community postal services

Commission Communication on the application of the competition rules to the postal sector and on the assessment of certain State measures relating to postal services (98/C 39/02)

International level

Decisions of the 25th Congress of the Universal Postal Union held at Doha from 24 September until 15 October 2012

Agreement on postal payment services