Swiss Post is a state-owned monopoly
Is that true? No!
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Swiss Post operates on the free market
in competition with many rivals
The PTT was a state-owned company – but is no longer. In 1998, this federal administrative unit was dissolved. In its place came Swiss Post, an independent institution under public law which then became a private limited company in 2013. The Confederation is the full owner of Swiss Post.
A residual monopoly for letters weighing up to 50 g
Swiss Post’s monopoly on the delivery of letters and parcels weighing up to five kilograms was gradually abolished. Since 2009, Swiss Post has still had a residual monopoly on domestic letters weighing up to 50 grams. Swiss Post provides all other services in competition with other providers on the market.
86% of revenue generated on the free market.
Swiss Post generates around 86% of its revenue on the free market in competition with other providers. By doing so, Swiss Post also fulfils its legal mandate to provide a universal service. For services on the free market, the same rules apply to Swiss Post as to private providers.