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1 Making Licensing Less Burdensome improving opportunities for global trade Mark van der Horst Chairman of the European Express Associations Competition and Market Reform Committee Mark van der Horst Chairman of the European Express Associations Competition and Market Reform Committee

2 Who are we ? Global and local express and courier companies Providing value added service to business Operating global networks - hub and spoke Over people employed worldwide Moving over 20 million items per day in over 200 countries and territories The companies that get your urgent documents and parcels delivered around the globe Global and local express and courier companies Providing value added service to business Operating global networks - hub and spoke Over people employed worldwide Moving over 20 million items per day in over 200 countries and territories The companies that get your urgent documents and parcels delivered around the globe

3 8 The main burdens are of a financial nature - Costly licensing fees based on revenue and/or equally costly taxes on shipments - % charge based on revenue - Contributions to the cost of the national postal operator The cost usually end up being charged to the user, making trade more expensive The main burdens are of a financial nature - Costly licensing fees based on revenue and/or equally costly taxes on shipments - % charge based on revenue - Contributions to the cost of the national postal operator The cost usually end up being charged to the user, making trade more expensive What are the burdens ?

4 8 Licensing to be clearly impartial Should not be a source of income Aim at fair competition between operators Support development of competition without affecting quality of public services Not result in a cost for the local business involved in global trade Licensing to be clearly impartial Should not be a source of income Aim at fair competition between operators Support development of competition without affecting quality of public services Not result in a cost for the local business involved in global trade A way forward….

5 8 More information…… The EEA has identified the most significant barriers to trade, related to domestic regulation and market access. …Market Access Barriers by Country… Can be found at….. The EEA has identified the most significant barriers to trade, related to domestic regulation and market access. …Market Access Barriers by Country… Can be found at…..


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