EIBF submits a contribution to the European Commission’s Postal Services Directive public consultation.
The postal sector has experienced major changes due to digitalisation and e-commerce in recent years. On this basis, the consultation seeks to determine whether there is a need for further revision.
EIBF supports a revision which introduces further harmonisation and a more coordinated approach across Member States on reduced or discounted rates for postal delivery of books, in order to level the playing field and increase opportunity for small and medium sized booksellers, especially given the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
See our full contribution attached.