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.
Republic 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%.
The 30th anniversary of the Symposium on Novel Technologies in Postal and Telecommunication Traffic, PosTel 2012, will take place on the 4th and 5th of December 2012, at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade. The Symposium is organized by the Postal and Telecommuniacation Department of the Faculty. Co-organisers are: Public Enterprise of PTT Communications "Srbija", "Telekom Srbija" j.s.c., Republic Agency for Postal Services (RAPUS), Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (RATEL), Serbian Chamber of Engineers and Telecommunications Society. The Symposium is sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.