In accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers regulations No.1227 “Regulations Regarding Types of Regulated Public Utilities” of October 27, 2009, the traditional postal services, the courier services, the express mail services, and the delivery services of subscribed press publications are regulated in the postal sector. The Regulator’s task is to ensure the provision of postal services, especially the universal postal service, competitiveness and satisfaction of customers. The mission of the postal sector is to provide postal services in a qualitative, efficient and economically reasonable way throughout the territory of Latvia. The postal sector has an important role in the system of shared values and promotion of social and territorial cohesion. Postal networks play a significant role in rural areas to involve operators in the national and world economy and maintain cohesion in the social and employment sector. Moreover, rural postal offices can provide for a significant network of infrastructure creating access to new types of telecommunications technologies. Full market opening will help to grow the size of the postal market. It will continue to promote the maintaining of stable and qualitative jobs in the companies of the provider of the universal postal service and will facilitate the creation of new jobs in the companies of other operators and newcomers, as well as in sectors of related economic activities.

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