Price control order issued for postal services

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A price control order has been issued for postal services in Fiji.

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (Control of Prices for Postal Services) Order 2021 will come into effect on September 15, states a government gazette under the name of Minister for Commerce and Trade, Faiyaz Koya.

“This order may be cited as the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (Control of Prices for Postal Services) Order 2021.”

The gazette defines “postal service” as “conveyance of postal articles through a postal system from one place to another within Fiji, whether by land, sea or air” and the “performing incidental services in the course of transmission by post by accepting, receiving, collecting and delivering postal articles within Fiji”.

Maintenance of letter boxes for delivery and collection of postal articles within Fiji is also part of the price control order.

“For the purposes of section 39 of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission Act 2010, the supply of postal services in all quantities, qualities, grades and classes within Fiji are controlled.”

The gazette states the price control order on postal services will expire on September 15, 2024.

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