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Gov’t not to Amend the Law on Postal Service

Work on the draft amendments to the law on postal service, in which representatives of non-governmental sector and international postal companies were involved, ended in late February, but the government decided not  to make changes.

Levan Natroshvili, a member of the working group,  representative of non-governmental organization “Transparency International”, says that according to available data, the postal traffic will be regulated by the currently valid law.

“The government has refused to make changes in the law, because the current law  is more liberal than the developed  project. The current legislation does not conflict with European standards, and at the same time does not put anyone, for example, “Georgian Post”, in a privileged position, “- he says.

With regard to international carriers, they still do not know anything about the decision of the Ministry of Economy to abandon the intention to amend the existing law.

According to Nino Menteshashvili, the CEO at  TNT company, the Ministry of Economy is in no hurry to send to the European Commission a project developed by an ad hoc working group.

Trucking companies operating in the Georgian market since November 2014 protested against the bill prepared by the government that put the state company “Georgian Post” in the position of a monopolist that is completely contrary to the commitments taken by the country in a framework of the  Association Agreement.