ARCEP concludes its public consultation on La Poste cost issues

Paris, 12 April 2010


ARCEP has closed the public consultation on the cost accounting methods for the postal service, which was carried out prior to setting regulations that take better account of the weight and format of items when setting costs.


The contributions received and the Executive Summary drafted by ARCEP departments will be published (in French) on the Authority’s website: Drawing on the information gathered during the consultation, ARCEP will make a decision that defines the new cost-setting parameters, based on statistical studies carried out by La Poste in 2008. They will be used to produce La Poste regulatory accounts for 2009.


The common cost allocation for postal distribution, which ARCEP amended in 2008, remains unchanged for 2009 but will be the subject of a future decision.