04.07.2022Consultative Committee – Council of Administration decisions and new membership application procedure (effective from 1 July 2022)
24.05.2022Applications for CC membership must be in accordance with the relevant provisions in the UPU General Regulations (articles 120 and 121) and the Rules of Procedure of the Consultative Committee (article 2).
One of the aims of the UPU Consultative Committee is to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise. The links below present the latest research, industry papers, innovation insights and other materials produced by the CC members or relevant to the CC work.
25.09.2023Ecommerce Europe 2023 Report.
28.04.2023Eurora - The Case for AI in Cross-Border Trade (2023).
31.08.2023Global Express Association (GEA) Paper on Trade, Postal Regulation and the Express Industry in Africa (2021).
The upcoming webinar being hosted on 15 August at 12.30 (CEST) by the Universal Postal Union's Consultative Committee promises to shed light on a topic of immense importance in today's digital age: "How freight and transport can boost e-commerce delivery". With the burgeoning growth of the e-commerce sector, the significance of seamless and efficient delivery systems has never been greater. The webinar aims to explore the potential of collaboration between postal operators and private players to unlock new opportunities and accelerate the growth of e-commerce. This webinar offers a platform for experts from both the public and private sectors to delve into the benefits of partnerships. By forging collaborations, postal operators and private players can leverage each other's strengths to overcome challenges and enhance e-commerce delivery services.
- Walter Trezek, UPU CC Chairman, Vice-Chair e-Logistics & Taxation Working Committee at Ecommerce Europe (Austria)
- Lars Karlsson, Global Head of Trade and Customs Consulting at MAERSK (Sweden)
- Ganna Motresku, VP of Global Sales at Nova Poshta Global (Ukraine)
- Ignacio Mayer, VP Sales Europe & Africa at Mail Americas (Argentina)
- Niall O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer at Creative Collisions (Ireland)
- Jaco Voorspuij, Senior Manager Transport & Logistics at GS1 (Netherlands)
- Santosh Gopal, CEO of Ship2MyID (United States), Host of the webinar
Webinars will continue to take place on the third Tuesday of each month, and be delivered in English and French.
In 2021 the Consultative Committee held a series of three one-hour webinars dedicated to the disrupted market environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic: accelerated digitalization of communications and commerce, leading to changes in e commerce logistics; changing consumer behaviors; and what citizens should expect from the universal service obligation in their respective countries.
1. How is e-commerce logistics being transformed as a result of COVID-19? (7 April 2021)
Keynote presenter: Luca Cassetti, Secretary General Ecommerce Europe
- Glyn Huges, Director General of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)
- Noor Adan, Coordinator DOP Supply Chain Management (UPU)
- Eddy Richauvet, CEO of ShopRunBack.com
In this recorded version of the Trilogy Webinar 1, you will be hearing a presentation by the Secretary General of Ecommerce Europe based on a recent survey. The survey was carried out in the context of the second lockdown at the end of 2020, focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the e-commerce sector in Europe.
2. How have e-shopper behaviours changed in the context of COVID? (28 April 2021)
Keynote presenter: Torbjörn Fredriksson, Chief at ICT Policy, Section UNCTAD Geneva, Switzerland
- Liz Coll, World Class Expert on consumer tech policy, data protection and online consumer protection
- Ujjwal Kumar, Policy analyst, CUTS International
In this recorded version of the Trilogy Webinar 2, you will be hearing a presentation by the Chief of the ICT Policy Section at UNCTAD based on a recent UNCTAD report titled “COVID-19 and e‑commerce: a global review”. The aim of this UNCTAD report was to jointly assess how the impact of the pandemic was playing out in various regions of the world.
3. Redefining the Universal Service Obligation (USO) in a changing digital postal environment (19 May 2021)
Keynote presenter: Kate Muth, Executive Director, International Mailers Advisory Group (IMAG)
- Dimitris Theodorakis, Acting Head of UNI Post & Logistics – UNI Global Union
- Lindsay Welsh, International Relations and Policy Director at New Zealand Post
- Emma Maraschin, Head of Section, PTS Unit for postal issues (Swedish regulator)
In this recorded version of the Trilogy Webinar 3, you will be hearing a presentation by the Executive Director of the International Mailers Advisory Group partly based on a report of individual research by the USPS Office of Inspector General on the universal service obligation (USO).