Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011

Amendment of section 30 of Principal Act (levies and fees).

44.— Section 30 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) by substituting the following for subsection (2)—

“(2) Subject to subsection (11A), for the purpose of meeting expenses properly incurred by the Commission in the discharge of its functions relating to postal services the Commission may make an order imposing a levy on postal service providers providing postal services within the scope of the universal postal service.”,

(b) in subsection (3) by inserting “referred to in subsection (2)” after “provider of postal services”, and

(c) by inserting the following after subsection (11):

“(11A) (a) A levy imposed pursuant to subsection (2) shall be imposed in an objective, transparent and proportionate manner which minimises additional administrative costs and attendant charges to the Commission.

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a) and having regard to—

(i) its objectives under section 12(1)(c),

(ii) the impact of the levy on postal service providers, and

(iii) the need to minimise any distortion or restriction of competition in the market for the provision of the postal services concerned,

the Commission may make a determination that such class or classes of postal service provider referred to in subsection (2) are exempt from an order made under that subsection.”.