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Public consultation on draft Postal Services (Amendment) Bill


Mica Launches Public Consultation On Draft Postal Services (Amendment) Bill

The Ministry of Information, Communications & the Arts (MICA) is embarking on a public consultation to seek feedback from the industry and members of the public on the draft Postal Services (Amendment) Bill, which will effect amendments to the existing Postal Services Act
The Postal Services will be fully liberalised when Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost)¨s monopoly license for Basic Mail Services expires on 31 March 2007 . The Postal Services (Amendment) Bill will provide the legislative framework for liberalising Basic Mail Services.
MICA and the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) are working together to develop updated legislative and regulatory frameworks for the postal services sector.
MICA will take into account the comments provided during this public consultation when finalising the draft Postal Services (Amendment) Bill in preparation for its consideration in Parliament.
The revised legislative and regulatory frameworks for this sector are expected to be fully implemented within this year. Upon implementation of this revised regime, interested industry players will be able to apply for licenses to operate in the basic mail services market.
In the upcoming weeks, IDA will also be conducting public consultations on the rest of the legislative and regulatory frameworks for the postal services sector, such as the Postal Services Regulation and the Postal Competition Code.
More details regarding submissions for this Public Consultation can be found at This Public Consultation will close at noon on 9 April 2007 .
23 March 2007

Source: Press Release 23 Mar 2007

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