31st PosTel 2013

The 31st symposium on novel technologies in postal and telecommunication traffic – PosTel was held in Belgrade, on December 3 and 4, 2013. Many renowned professors, researchers and representatives of the operators, regulators and ministries from Serbia and countries from the Region took part in this important professional gathering, traditionally held at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering of the Belgrade University. The representatives of the Republic Agency for Postal Services presented two papers in the Symposium.

Regional Conference „E-Commerce and Postal Services“

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Regional Conference on e-commerce and postal services, organized by the Republic Agency for Postal Services (RAPUS) and held  under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications and Ministry of Finance and Economy, took place on the 5th and 6th of June 2013 in Arandjelovac. The opening speeches were held by Stefan Lazaravić, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia and Dragan Djordjević, Chairman of the RAPUS Board.


Conference on E-commerce

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The Republic Agency for Postal Services is organizing the Regional conference „E-commerce and Postal Services“ which will be held, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications and Ministry of Finance and Economy, at the Izvor Hotel in Arandjelovac, Serbia, on June the 5th and 6th, 2013.
The conference will focus on the presence, application and importance of the e-commerce environment, especially in the context of postal networks and postal operators’ business operations, exponentially reflecting on the areas of customs, consumer trust and protection.
In view of a future both Serbian and Regional postal industry harmonization with the best EU practice, experts of the European Commission are expected to give their contribution to the main topic of the conference.
The conference will be structured according to two thematic units: Postal Services, Customs, Shipping and E-commerce, E-merchants, Consumer protection.

RAPUS Annual Activity Report for 2012

rapus vesti engRepublic Agency for Postal Services (RAPUS) presented its Annual Activity Report for the year 2012. In the previous year, more than 330 million postal services were provided in the Republic of Serbia, representing an increase of 4% compared to the year 2011 and showing the same steady growth trend as in 2011, compared to 2010.
Over 95% (315 million) of the services provided fall under the scope of universal service. The commercial service growth rate (23%) considerably exceeds the universal service growth rate (3%).
In the total PPO’s postal services volume, universal service accounts for 98,4% of the services provided. The share of the reserved services within the USO is 97%, or 95 % in the overall postal services. Participation of letter post items in the total postal traffic is 97%. The reserved letter post services cover the same percentage (97%) within the total letter post traffic.
The PPO had an income of around 8,5 billion dinars (67%), while private operators earned around 4,1 billion dinars (33%). The PPO’s income growth rate is 3%, while the private operators’ is 16%. Total income growth rate in 2012, compared to the year 2011, is 7 %.
The postal sector’s participation in the total number of employed persons in the Republic of Serbia is 1,32%, whereas the share of the postal services in the country’s GDP is 0,37%. 

Postal Market Review

vest1During the first 6 months of 2012, postal services in Serbia increased by 10,04% in volume and by 8,79% in revenue, compared to the same period last year. The commercial services growth rate revealed to be higher than that of the universal postal service.