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As a company limited by shares subject to a special statutory regime, Swiss Post is 100% owned by the Swiss Confederation and receives its mandate to provide a universal postal service from this same body. In addition to general legal provisions, Swiss Post is therefore also governed by various requirements specific to postal, sectoral and organizational law. These form the framework for Swiss Post’s organization, strategy and conduct.
The postal legislation, consisting of the Postal Services Act and the Postal Services Organization Act, provides the legal framework for the postal sector. The postal legislation defines the regulatory framework for competition on the postal market and the universal service using postal services and payment transaction services. The related directive governs the specific form of the universal service and the way in which it is supervised. The Postal Services Organization Act is a law enacted specifically for Swiss Post that forms the legal basis for the organization of the company.
Amendments to the Postal Services Ordinance
The changes in the Postal Services Ordinance lay the foundation for a modern universal service. Despite the more stringent requirements, Swiss Post will support the new provisions.