International Regulation of Postal Communications

Burri, Mira (2009). International Regulation of Postal Communications. In: Wolfrum, Rüdiger (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of public international law. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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The article provides a concise overview of the rules applicable to postal communications at the international level. Particular attention is paid to the regulations of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as the relationship between the two. Outlook on possible future developments accounting for the rapid technological advances and the liberalisation of markets wraps the analysis up.

This is a 2010 update that takes into consideration the changes made in the UPU acts in 2008, as well as the latest developments in the WTO's Doha Round negotiations.

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Burri, Tihomira


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation


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Tihomira Burri

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