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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: On July 10, 1964 in the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, 5 October 2004, the Universal Postal Convention, 5 October 2004, the Universal Postal Convention Final Protocol, 5 October 2004, the Universal Postal Union and the General rules of procedure, 5 October 2004, the agreement on postal payment services in article 1. 10 July 1964 on the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union (hereinafter the Constitution), on 5 October 2004, the Universal Postal Convention (hereinafter referred to as the Convention), October 5, 2004, the Universal Postal Convention Final Protocol (hereinafter referred to as the closing Protocol), 5 October 2004, the Universal Postal Union's general rules of procedure (hereinafter referred to as the rules) and 5 October 2004 agreement on postal payment services (hereinafter referred to as the agreement) with this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. The Constitution, the Convention, the final Protocol, rules of procedure and the obligations arising from the agreement shall coordinate the traffic Ministry. 3. article. Constitution, Convention, Protocol, regulations of the Conclusion and the agreement concerning the Republic of Latvia shall enter into force on the date of accession, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal". 4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Constitution, Convention, Protocol, regulations of the Conclusion and the agreement in English and their translation into Latvian language. The Parliament adopted the law on 17 July 2008. President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2008 July 30, CONSTITUTION OF the UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION (as amended by the 1969 Tokyo, 1974 Lausanne, 1984 Hamburg, 1989, 1994 and 1999 Washington Seoul, Beijing and 2004 Bucharest Additional Protocols) contents preamble Section I of Chapter I General the Organic provision Article 1 scope and objective of the Union by Definition 2 1b members of the Union 3 Jurisdiction of the Union's Exceptional 4-5 seat of the Union 6 the Official language of the Union

7 Unit 8 Restricted Monetary Union. Special agreements 9 relations with the United Nations 10-with international organizations Constitution Chapter II Union Accession or admission to the. Withdrawals from the Union Accession or admission to the 11 Union. Procedure 12 Withdrawals from the Union. Procedure Chapter III Organization of the Union bodies of the 13 Union 14 15 16 Congress of the Congress of the Extraordinary administrative Conference (deleted) 17 Council of Administration 18 Postal Operations Council 19 Special committees (deleted) 20 International Bureau Chapter (IV) Finance of the Union 21 Expenditure of the Union. Contributions of member countries Section II Acta of the Union Chapter I General acts of the Union 22 23 Application of the acts of the Union in their territories for whose international relations a member country is responsible 24 National legislation Chapter II acceptance and denunciation of the acts of the Union 25 signature, authentication, and others forms of ratification approval of the acts of the Union of a and others ratification 26 Notification form of approval of the acts of the Union Accession to the agreements 27 28 Denunciation of an agreement Chapter III amendment of the acts of the Union in the Presentation of proposals 29, 30 amendment of the Constitution Amendment 31 of the General regulations, the Convention and the agreements Chapter IV settlement of dispute Arbitration Section 32 of the Final provision of the III 33 Coming into operation and the duration of the Constitution With a view to developing Preamble1 communications between peoples by the efficient operations of the postal services , and to contributing to the attainmen of the noble aim of international collaboration in the cultural, social and economic fields, the plenipotentiar on of the Governments of the contracting countries have, subject to ratification, adopted this Constitution. The mission of the Union is to stimulat the lasting development of efficient and accessible universal postal services of quality in order to facilitat communications between the inhabitant of the world by: – guaranteeing the free circulation of postal items over a single postal territory composed of interconnected networks; -encouraging the adoption of fair common standards and the use of technology; -ensuring cooperation and interaction among enterprise; -promoting effective technical cooperation; -ensuring the satisfaction of Custo MERs ' changing needs.  Section I Chapter I General provision of Organic article 1 scope and objective of the Union 1. The countries adopting this Constitution shall compris, under the title of the Universal Postal Union, a single postal territory for the reciprocal exchange of letter-post items. Freedom of transit shall be guaranteed throughout the entire territory of the Union. 2. The aim of the Union shall be to secure the organization and improvement of the postal services and to promote in this sphere the development of international collaboration. 3. The Union shall take part, as far as possible, in postal technical assistance sought by its member countries. Article 1bis2 Definition 1. For the purpose of the acts of the Universal Postal Union, the following terms shall have the meaning defined below: 1.1 the Postal Service: all postal services, whose scope is determined by the bodies of the Union. The main obligation of the postal services too satisfy certain social and the economic objective of member countries, by ensuring the collection, sorting, transmission and delivery of postal items. 1.2 Member country: a country that fulfil the conditions of article 2 of the Constitution. 1.3 single postal territory (one and the same postal territory): the obligation upon the contracting parties to the Acta of the RIVER to provide for the reciprocal exchange of letter-post items, including freedom of transit, and to treat postal items in transit from other countries like their own postal items, without discrimination. 1.4 Freedom of transit: the obligation for intermediate postal administration to transport postal items passed on to them in transit by another of the postal administration, the RIVER providing similar treatment to that given their domestic items. 1.5 Letter-post item: items described in the Convention. 1.6 International postal service: postal operations or services regulated by the acts; the set of these operations or services. Article 2 members of the Union, Member countries of the Union shall be: (a)) countries which have membership status at the date on which the Constitution comes into force; (b) countries admitted to membership) in accordanc with article 11 article 3 Jurisdiction of the Union the Union shall have within its jurisdiction: a) the territories of member countries; (b)) post offices set up by member countries in Territories not included in the Union; c) territories which, without being a member of the Union, are included in it because from the point of view postal ut300r2u dependent on member countries. Article 4 Exceptional Postal administration in which relations provide a service with territories not included in the Union with a bound to act as intermediar for other administration. The provision of the Convention and its regulations shall be applicable to such exceptional relations. Article 5 seat of the Union, the seat of the Union and of its permanent organs shall be at Berne. Article 6 the Official language of the Union, the official language of the Union shall be French. Article 73 Monetary Unit the monetary unit used in the acts of the Union shall be the accounting unit of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Article 8 Restricted Unions. Special agreements 1. Member countries, or their postal administration if the legislation of those countries so permit, may establish Restricted Unions and make Special agreements concerning the interna tional postal service, provided always that they do not introduce a provision less to the published thana favourabl those provided for by the acts to which the member countries concerned with parts. 2. Restricted Unions may send an observer to the Congress, Conference and meetings of the Union to the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council them. 4 3. The Union may send an observer to the Congress, Conference and meetings of Restricted Unions. Article 9 relations with the United Nations, the relations between the Union and the United Nations shall be governed by the agreements whose texts are annexed to this Constitution. Article 10 relations with international organizations In order to secure close cooperation in the international sphere, the postal Union may collaborat with international organizations having related interests and activities.  Chapter II the Accession or admission to the Union. Withdrawals from the Union article 115 Accession or admission to the Union. Procedure 1. Any member of the United Nations may accede to the Union. 2. Any sovereign country which is not a member of the United Nations may apply for admission as a member country of the Union. 3. the Accession or application for admission to the Union must entail a formal declaration of accession to the Constitution and to the obligatory acts of the Union. It shall be addressed by the Government of the country concerned to the Director-General of the International Bureau, who shall notify the accession or consult the member countries on the application for admission, as the case may be. 4. (A) A country which is not a member of the United Nations shall be deemed to be admitted as a member country if it is approved by an application at least two thirds of the member countries of the Union. Member countries which have not replied within a period of four months shall be considered as having abstained. 5. Accession shall be notified to their membership or admission by the Director-General of the International Bureau to the Governments of Member countries. It shall take effect from the date of such notification. Article 126 Withdrawals from the Union. 1. Each member country is may withdraw from the Union by notice of denunciation of the Constitution given by the Government of the country concerned to the Director-General of the International Bureau and by him to the Governments of member countries. 2. Withdrawals from the Union shall become effective one year after the day on which the notice of denunciation provided for in paragraph 1 is received by the Director-General of the International Bureau.  Chapter III Organization of the Union Article 137 bodies of the Union 1. The Union's bodies shall be the Congress, the Council of Administration, the Postal Opera tion Council and the International Bureau. 2. The Union's permanent bodies shall be the Council of Administration, the Postal Operations Council and the International Bureau. Article 14 Congress 1. Congress shall be the supreme body of the Union. 2. the Congress shall consis of the representatives of member countries. Article 15 Extraordinary Congress of An Extraordinary Congress may be convened at the request or with the consent of at least two thirds of the member countries of the Union. Article 16 administrative Conference (Deleted.) 8 article 179 Council of Administration Between the Congress 1 Council of Administration (CA) shall ensur the continuity of the work of the Union in accordanc with the provision of the acts of the Union. 2. the members of the Council of Administration shall carry out their function in the name and in the interests of the Union. The article Postal Operations Council 1810 the Postal Operations Council (POC) shall be responsible for operational, commercial, technical and economic questions concerning the postal service. Article 19 Special committees (Deleted.) Article 11 International Bureau (A) 2012 central office operating at the seat of the Union under the title of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union, the directed by a Director-General and placed under the control of the Council of Administration, shall serve as an organ of execution, support, # 411, information and consultation.  Chapter IV the finances of the Union article 2113 Expenditure of the Union.  Contributions of member countries ' 1. Each Congress shall fix the maximum amount which: (a) (a)) the expenditure of the Union may reach annually; (b) the expenditure of relating them) the organization of the next Congress may reach. 2. The maximum amount of the expenditure referred to in paragraph a for 1 may be exceeded if the so require, circumstanc provided that the relevant provision of the General regulations are observed. 3. The expense of the Union, including where applicable the expenditure is envisaged in paragraph 2, shall be borne jointly by the member countries of the Union. For this purpose, each member country shall choose the contribution class in which it intends to be included. The contributions shall be of class put down in the General Regulation. 4. In the case of accession or admission to the Union under article 11, the con-cerned shall freely choose the country the contribution class into which it wishes to be placed for the purpose of apportioning the expense of the Union.  Section II Acta of the Union Chapter I General article 22 acts of the Union 1. The Constitution shall be the basic act of the Union. It shall contain the organic rules of the Union, and shall not be subject to reservations. 14. The General regulations shall embody those which ensur a provision the application of the Constitution and the working of the Union. They shall be binding on all member countries and shall not be subject to reservations. 15 3. The Universal Postal Convention, the Letter post regulations and the Parcel Post regulations shall embody the rules applicable throughout the international postal service and the provision of concerning the letter-post and parcel postal services. These acts shall be binding on all member countries. 16 4. The agreements of the Union, and their regulations, IR regulat the services other than those of the letter post and postal parcel between those member countries which are parties to them. They shall be binding on those countries only. 17 5. The regulations, which shall contain the rules of application for the cessary not impl in mentation of the Convention and of the agreements, shall be drawn up by the Postal Operations Council, bearing in mind the decision taken by Congress. 18 6. The Final Protocol is annexed to the acts of the Union referred to in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 shall contain the reservations to those acts. Article 2319 Applications of the acts of the Union in their territories for whose international relations a member country is responsible 1. Any country may declare at any time that its acceptance of the acts of the Union includes all the territories for whose international relations it is responsible, or certain of them only. 2. The declaration provided for in paragraph 1 must be addressed to the Director-General of the International Bureau. 3. Any member country may at any time address to the Director-General of the International Bureau (a) the notification of its intention to denounc the application of those acts of the Union in respect of which it has made the declaration provided for in paragraph 1 shall take effect Such notification one year after the date of its receipt by the Director-General of the International Bureau. 4. The declarations and notifications provided for in paragraphs 1 and 3 shall be the member countries of the commune cated by the Director-General of the International Bureau. 5. Paragraphs 1 to 4 shall not apply to territories having the status of a member of the Union and for whose international relations a member country is responsible. Article 24 the National legislation the provision of the acts of the Union shall not derogat from the legislation of any member country in respect of anything which is not expressly provided for by those acts.  Chapter II the acceptance and denunciation of the acts of the Union article 2520 signature, authentication, and others forms of ratification approval of the acts of the Union 1. The acts of the Union arising from the Congress and shall be signed by the plenipotentiar in of the member countries. 2. The regulations shall be authenticated by the Chairman and the Secretary-General of the Postal Operations Council. 21 3. The Constitution shall be ratified as soon as possible by the signatory countries. 4. Approval of the acts of the Union other than the Constitution shall be governed by the constitutional regulations of each signatory country. 5. When a country does not ratify.â the Constitution or does not approve the other acts which it has signed, the Constitution and others acts shall be of less valid for the other countries that have ratified or approved them. Notification of ratification of 2622 article and others forms of approval of the acts of the Union the instrument of ratification of the Constitution and the Additional Protocols and, where appropriate the theret, of the approval of the other acts of the Union shall be deposited as soon as possible with the Director-General of the International Bureau who shall notify the Governments of the member countries of their deposit. Article 27 Accession to the agreements 1. Member countries may, at any time, accede to one or more of the agreements provided for in article 22.4.2. Accession of member countries to the agreements shall be notified in accordanc with article 11.3. Article 28 Denunciation of an agreement Each member country may cease being a party of the one or more of the agreements , under the conditions laid down in article 12. Chapter III amendment of the acts of the Union article 29 Presentation of proposal 1. The postal administration of a member country shall have the right to present, either to Congress or between Congress, proposals concerning the acts of the Union to which it is a party country. 2. However, the proposals concerning the Constitution and the General regulations may be submitted only to Congress. 3. Moreover, the proposals concerning the regulations shall be submitted direct to the Postal Operations Council but must first be transmitted by the International Bureau to the postal administration of all member countries. 23 article 30 amendment of the Constitution To be adopted 1, proposals submitted to Congress and relating to this Constitution must be approved by at least two thirds of the member countries of the Union having the right to vote. 2. Amendments adopted by 24 by a Congress shall form the subject of an additional protocol and, unless that Congress decide otherwise, the IR enter into force at the same time as the Acta of the renewed stands out among in the course of the same Congress. They shall be ratified as soon as possible by member countries and the instruments of ratification shall be such deals with in accordanc with the procedure put down in the article 26 article 3125 amendment of the General regulations, the Convention and the agreements 1. The General regulations, the Convention and the agreements shall define the conditions to be fulfilled for the approval of proposals which concern them. 2. The Convention and the agreements referred to in paragraph 1 shall enter into force simultaneously and shall have the same duration. As from the day fixed by the Congress for the entry into force of these acts, the acts of the preceding òàæó Congress shall be abrogated. 26 Chapter IV settlement of dispute of the article 32 Arbitration In the event of a dispute between two or more postal administration of member countries concerning the interpretation of the acts of the Union or the responsibility imposed on a postal administration by the application of those acts , the question shall be settled by the at issue tion arbitrator.  Section III Final provision Article 3327 Coming into operation and the duration of the Constitution this Constitution shall come into the decision on 1 January 1966 OPE and shall remain in force for an indefinite period. In witness whereof, the plenipotentiar to of the Governments of the contracting countries have signed this Constitution in a single original which shall be deposited in the archives of the Government of the country in which the seat of the Union is situated. A copy thereof shall be delivered to each party by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union the. Done at Vienna, 10 July 1964 1 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress 2 Introduced by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 3 Amended by the 1989 Washington Congress 4 Amended by the 1969 and 1994 Seoul Congress Tokyo 5 Amended by the 1969 Tokyo and Washing ton of Congress in 1989. 6 Amended by the 1989 Washington Congress. 7 Amended by the 1969 Tokyo, 1984 and 1994 Seoul Congress Hamburg 8 By the 1984 Hamburg Congress 9 Amended by the 1994 Seoul Congress 10 Amended by the 1969 and 1994 Seoul Congress Tokyo's 11 By the 1984 Hamburg Congress 12 Amended by the 1984 and 1994 Seoul Congress of Hamburg 13 Amended by the 1969 Tokyo, 1974 and 1989 Washington Congress of Lausanne 14 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress 15 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress 16 Amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress 17 Amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress 18 Amended by the 1989 Washington, Seoul and Beijing Congress in 1999, 1994 19th Amended by the 1989 Washington Congress 20 Amended by the 1989 Washington and Seoul Congress Amended 21 of 1994 by the 1999 Beijing Congress 22 Amended by the 1969 Tokyo and Washington Congress Amended 23 of 1989 by the 1999 Beijing Congress 24 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress 25 Amended by the 1984 Hamburg Congress 26 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress 27 Amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONVENTION contents On the rules applicable in I common throughout the international postal service sole chapter General provision with a 1 Definition 2 Designation of the entity or entities responsible for fulfilling the obligations arising from the a adherenc to the Convention 3 Universal postal service 4 Freedom of transit of postal items 5 Ownership. Withdrawals from the post. Alteration or correction of address. Redirection. Return to sender of undeliverabl items 6 charges 7 Exemption from postal charges 8 postage stamp 9 Postal security 10 11 Violation of the environment II rules applicable to letter post and parcel postal services Provision in Chapter 1 of 12 Basic services 13 Supplementary Services 14 Electronic mail, EMS integrated logistics and new services 15 items not admitted. Prohibition 16 Admissibl radioactive materials and biological materials 17 18 Custom control to Inquire. Customs duty and other fees 19 exchange of mail with the closed military units 20 Quality-of-service standard and targets 21 Liability of Liability Chapter 2 postal administration. Indemnit to 22 Non-liability of the postal administration 23 Sender's liability 24 payment of 25 possible recovery of indemnity the indemnity from the sender or the addresse of Reciprocity applicable to 26 reservations concerning liability Provision in the specific Chapter 3 the letter post 27 Posting abroad of letter-post items About the Remuneration of Provision III Chapter 1 specific to letter post 28 Terminal du. General provision 29 Terminal du. Provision is applicable to exchanges between countries in the target system Terminal 30 du. Provision is applicable to flow to, from and between countries in the transitional system Quality of Service Fund 32 31 transit charges 33 in Chapter 2 Others provision Basic rates and provision for air conveyanc of immigrants du 34 Parcel Post land and sea rates 35 Authority of the POC to fix charges and rates For the provision of IV Final 36 Condition for approval of proposals concerning the Convention and the regulations 37 reservations at 38 Entry into force Congress and the duration of the Convention

      UNIVERSAL POSTAL CONVENTION the undersigned, to plenipotentiar of the Governments of the member countries of the Union, having regard to article 22.3 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded at Vienna on 10 July 1964, have by common consent and subject to article 25.4 of the Constitution drawn up in this Convention the rules applicable throughout the international postal service.  Part I rules applicable in common throughout the international postal service sole chapter General provision Article 1 Definition 1. For the purpose of the Universal Postal Convention, the following terms shall have the meaning defined below: 1.1 the universal postal service: the permanent provision of quality basic postal services at all points in a member country's territory, for all customers, at affordable prices; 1.2 the closed mail: set of labelled bag or bag or other sealed of the receptacl with or without lead, containing postal items; 1.3. the transit découver: à open transit through an intermediate country, whose number of items or weight does not justify the make-up ofclosed mail for the destination country; 1.4 the postal item: generic term referring to anything dispatched by the post's services (letter-post, parcel post, money orders, etc.); 1.5 terminal du: remuneration owed table to the postal administration of the destination postal administration by the dispatching in compensation for the costs incurred in the country of destination for letter-post items received; 1.6. the transit charges: remuneration for services rendered by a carrier in the country crossed (postal administration, other services or combination of the two) in respect of the land, sea and/or air transit of mail; 1.7. inward land rates: remuneration owed table to the postal administration of the destination postal administration by the dispatching in compensation for the costs incurred in the country of destination for the parcel is received; 1.8. transit land rate: remuneration for services rendered by a owed table carrier in the country crossed (postal administration, other services or combination of the two) in respect of the land and/or air transit through its territory of the parcel; 1.9. set rate: remuneration for services rendered by a owed table carrier (postal administration, other services or a combination of the two) participating in the sea conveyanc of parcel. Article 2 Designation of the entity or entities responsible for fulfilling the obligations of the adherenc to the Convention arisingfrom 1. Member countries shall notify the International Bureau, within six months of the end of the Congress, of the name and address of the governmental body responsible for overseeing postal affairs. Within six months of the end of the Congress, the member countries shall also provide the International Bureau with the name and address of the operator or the operator designated to operate officially in postal services and to fulfil the obligations arising from the acts of the of the Union on their territory. Between Congress, the changes in the governmental bodies and the officially designated the operator shall be notified to the International Bureau as soon as possible. Article 3 of the Universal postal service 1. In order to support the concept of the single postal territory of the Union, member countries shall ensur that all users/customers enjoy the right to a universal postal service involving the permanent provision of quality basic postal services at all points in their territory at affordable prices. 2. With this aim in view, member countries shall set forth, within the framework of their national postal legislation or by other customary means, the scope of the postal services offered and the requirement for quality and affordable prices, taking into account both the needs of the population and their national condition. 3. Member countries shall ensur that the offers of postal services and quality standards will be achieved by the operator responsible for providing the universal postal service. 4. Member countries shall ensur that the universal postal service is provided on a viabl, the base for guaranteeing its sustainability. Article 4 Freedom of transit 1. The principles of the freedom of transit is set forth in article 1 of the Constitution. It shall carry with it the obligation for each postal administration to forward always by the quickest route and the most secure means for its CSR which it own closed mail items, and the letter-post découver à items which are passed to it by another administration. This principle shall also apply to the missen the items or mail. 2. Member countries which do not participat in the exchange of letters containing biological substances of perishables or radioactive substances shall have the option of not admitting these items in transit through their territory découver à. The same shall apply to letter-post items other than letters, postcards and literature for the blind. It shall also apply to printed papers, periodical, magazine, small packets and M bags the content of which does not satisfy the legal requirements of each the condition of their publication or circulation in the country crossed. 3. Freedom of transit for postal parcel to be forwarded by land and sea routes shall be limited to the territory of the countries taking part in this service. 4. Freedom of transit for air parcel will be guaranteed shall throughout the territory of the Union. However, member countries which do not operate the postal parcel service shall not be required to forward air parcel by surface. 5. If a member country file to observe the provision regarding the freedom of transit, other member countries may of their postal service discontinu with that country. Article 6 Ownership of postal items. Withdrawals from the post. Alteration or correction of address. Redirection. Return to sender of undeliverabl items 1 A postal item shall remain the property of the sender until it is delivered to the rightful owner, except when the item has been seized in pursuanc of the legislation of the country of origin or destination and, in the case of application of article 15.3, in accordanc 15.2.1.1 or with the legislation of the country of transit. 2. The sender of a postal item may have it withdrawn from the post or have it altered or corrected address. The charges and others with the condition put down in the regulations. 3. Member countries shall provide for the redirection of the postal items, if an addresse has changed his address, and for the return to sender of undeliverabl items. The charges and others with the condition put down in the regulations. Article 6 charges 1. The charges for the various international postal and special services shall be set by the postal administration in accordanc with the principles set out in the Convention and the regulations. They shall in principle be related to the costs of providing these services. 2. The administration of origin shall fix the postage charges for the conveyanc of letter-and parcel-post items. The postage charges shall cover delivery of the items to the place of address, provided that the delivery service is operated in the country of destination for the items in question. 3. The charges collected, including those passed down for the purpose of the guideline in the acts, shall be at least equal to those collected on internal service items presenting the same characteristics (category, quantity, handling time, etc.). 4. Postal administration shall be authorized by the Guideline 12 any charges appearing in the Acta. 5. Above the minimum level of charges flew down in 3, postal administration may allow reduced charges based on their internal legislation for letter-post items and parcel will posted in their country. They may, for instance, give preferential rates to major users of the post. 6. From the postal charges of any kind may be collected from customers other than those provided for in the acts. 7. Except where otherwise provided in the acts, each postal administration shall retain the charges which it has collected. Article 7 Exemption from postal charges 1. Principals of 1.1 cases of exemption from postal charges, meaning exemption from postal to be expressly placed on IR prepaymen down by the Convention. Nonetheles, the regulations may provide for both exemption from postal and prepaymen exemption from payment of transit charges, terminal du and inward rates for letter-post items and postal parcel will relating to the postal service sent by postal administration and Restricted Unions. Furthermore, letter-post items and postal parcel is sent by the International Bureau of their Restricted RIVER Union and postal administration shall be considered to be of items relating to the postal service and shall be exempted from all postal charges. However, the administration of origin shall have the option of collecting air surcharg on the latter items. 2. Prisoner of war and the civilian Internet Letter-post items 2.1, postal parcel and postal financial services items addressed to or sent by prisoner of war, either direct or through the Office of the mentioned in the regulations of the Convention and of the Postal payment services agreement, shall be the main from all postal charges, with the exception of air surcharg. A Belligerent apprehended and interned in a neutral country shall be classed with proper prisoner of war so far as the application of the foregoing provision is concerned. 2.2 the provision set out under 2.1 shall also apply to letter-post items, postal parcel and postal financial services items originating in other countries and addressed to or sent by civilian Internet axis defined by the Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949 relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, either direct or through the Office of the mentioned in the regulations of the Convention and of the Postal payment services agreement. 2.3 the offices mentioned in the regulations of the Convention and of the Postal payment services agreement shall also enjoy exemption from postal charges in respect of letter-post items, postal parcel and postal financial services items which concern the persons referred to under sections 2.1 and 2.2, which they send or receive, either direct or as intermediar. 2.4. will be admitted free IR Parcel of postage up to a weight of 5 kilogramm. The weight limit shall be increased to 10 kilogramm in the case of a parcel, the contents of which cannot be split up and addressed them in a camp of the parcel or the prisoner ' representatives there ("Hommes de confianc") for distribution to the prisoner. 2.5 In the accounting between the postal administration, rates shall not be allocated for service parcel and for prisoner-of-war and civilian Internet a parcel, apart from the air of the conveyanc du applicable air parcel. 3. Literature for the blind 3.1 literature for the blind shall be main from all postal charges, with the exception of air surcharg. Article 8 postage stamp 1. The term "postage stamp" shall be protected under the present Convention and shall be reserved exclusively for stamp of which comply with the conditions of this article and of the regulations. 2. Postage stamp shall be issued: 2.1 (a) the competent issuing authority solely by, in conformity with the acts of the RIVER. The issue of a stamp shall also include putting them into circulation; 2.2 shall be a manifestation of sovereignty and IR constitut; 2.2.1 proof of postage of the prepaymen òàæó their intrinsic value when it affixed their postal items, in conformity with the acts of the Union; 2.2.2 (a) source of supplementary revenue for the postal administration, as philatelic items; 2.3 must be in circulation, for postal or philatelic prepaymen for purpose, in the territory of origin of the issuing postal administration. 3. As a manifestation of sovereignty, postage stamp of IR compris: 3.1 the name of the member country or territory to which the issuing postal administration is subject, in roman letters; 3.1.1 optionally, the official of the country by the embl members to which the issuing postal administration is subject; 3.1.2 in principle, their face value in roman letters or arabic numeral; 3.1.3 optionally, the word "posts" (postage) in the roman or other letters. 4. the Emblem of State, official control mark and logos of intergovernmental organizations on a postage stamp featuring the shall be protected within the meaning of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. 5. The subjects and designs of postage stamp will be in keeping IR: 5.1 with the spirit of the preamble to the Constitution of the RIVER and with decision taken by the Union's bodies; 5.2 be closely linked to the cultural identity of the country to which the issuing postal administration is subject, or contribute to the dissemination of culture or to maintaining peace; 5.3 have, when commemorating the leading figures or events not native to the country or territory to which the issuing postal administration is subject to a close bearing on the country or territory in question; 5.4 be devoid of political character or of any topic of the United Nations in respect of the offensiv nature of a person or a country; 5.5 be of major significanc to the country to which the issuing postal administration is subject to the postal administration or you. 6. Postage stamp may contain as the subject of intellectual property rights: 6.1 an indication of the issuing postal administration ' s entitlement to use the intellectual property rights concerned, such as: 6.1.1 copyright, by affixing the copyright sign ©, indicating ownership of the copyright and mentioning the year of issue; 6.1.2 a mark registered in the territory of the member country to which the issuing postal administration is subject, by affixing the registered trademark symbol ® after the mark; 6.2 the name of the artist; 6.3 the name of the printer. 7. Postal prepaymen franking machine impressions, impressions and impressions made by a printing press or another printing or stamping process in accordanc with the RIVER may be used for the acts only with the authorization of the postal administration. Article 9 Postal security 1. Member countries shall adop and implementations that a proactive security strategy at all levels of postal operations to maintain and enhance the confidence of the general public in the postal services, in the interests of all officials involved. This strategy shall include the exchange of information on maintaining the safe and secure transport and transit of mail between member countries. Article 10 environment Member countries shall adop and implementations that a proactive environment strategy at all levels of postal operations and promote environmental awareness in the postal services. Article 11 Violation 1. Postal items 1.1 the Member countries shall be undertak to adop the cessary measure to prevent and punish any person prosecut, found guilty of the following: 1.1.1 the insertion in the postal items of narcotics and psychotropic substances, as well as explosive, flammabl or other dangerous substances, where their insertion has not been expressly authorized by the Convention; 1.1.2 the insertion in the postal items of objects of a paedophilic nature or of a pornographic nature using children. 2. Means of postal and postal payment itself prepaymen 2.1 Member countries shall it be undertak adop the cessary to prevent, measure and punish any violation of the prosecut concerning the means of postal prepaymen set out in this Convention, such as: 2.1.1 postage stamp, in circulation or withdrawn from circulation; 2.1.2 prepaymen impression; 2.1.3 impressions of franking machines or printing press; 2.1.4 international reply coupons. 2.2 In this Convention, concerning a violation of postal means to refer to any prepaymen of the acts outlined below committed with the intention of obtaining an illegitimat gain for oneself or for a third party. The following acts shall be punished: any act of falsifying 2.2.1, imitating or counterfeiting of any means of postal prepaymen, or any illegal or unlawful act linked to the unauthorized manufacturing of such items; 2.2.2 any act of using, distributing, disseminating, circulating, marketing, transporting, exhibiting, showing, or any means of publicizing the which has been falsified prepaymen postal, imitated or counterfeited; 2.2.3 any act of using or circulating, for postal purpose, any means of which has already been the postal prepaymen used; 2.2.4 any attempt to commit any of these violation. 3. the Reciprocity As regards sanctions, 3.1 from distinction shall be made between the acts outlined in the 2, irrespectiv of whethers national or foreign means of postal with prepaymen is involved; This provision shall not be subject to any legal or conventional condition of reciprocity.  Part II rules applicable to letter post and parcel postal services Provision in Chapter 1 of article 12 Basic services 1. Member countries shall ensur the acceptance, handling, conveyanc and delivery of letter-post items. 2. Letter-post items to: 2.1 priority items and non-priority items, up to 2 kilogramm; 2.2 the letter, postcards, printed papers and small packets, up to 2 kilogramm; 2.3 literature for the blind, up to 7 kilogramm; 2.4 special bags containing newspapers, periodical, book and similar printed documentation for the same addresse at the same address, called "M bags", up to 30 kilogramm. 3. Letter-post items shall be classified on the basis either of the speed of treatment of the items or of the contents of the items in accordanc with the Letter post regulations. 4. Higher weight limits than those indicated in paragraph 2 apply optionally for certain letter-post item categories under the conditions specified in the Letter post regulations. 5. the Member countries shall also ensur the acceptance, handling, conveyanc and delivery of postal parcel up to 20 kilogramm, either as let down in the Convention, or, in the case of outward parcel and after bilateral agreement, by any other means which is more advantageo to their customers. 6. Weight limits higher than 20 kilogramm apply optionally for certain parcel-post categories under the conditions specified in the Parcel Post regulations. 7. Any country whose postal administration does not conveyanc of the undertak parcel may arrang for the provision of the Convention to be implemented by the transport companies. It may, at the same time, limit this service to parcel is addressed their originating in or places served by these companies. 8. Notwithstanding paragraph 5, countries which, prior to 1 January 2001 were not parties to the Postal Parcel shall not be obliged in the agreement to provide the postal parcel service. Article 13 Supplementary Services 1. Member countries shall provide the following supplementary services: 1.1 mandatory registration service for outbound priority and airmail letter-post items; 1.2 registration service for outbound non-priority and surface letter-post items to destinations for which there is no priority or airmail service; 1.3 registration service for all inbound letter-post items. 2. The provision of a registration service for outbound non-priority and surface letter-post items to destinations for which there is a priority or airmail service shall be optional. 3. the Member countries may provide the following optional supplementary services in relations between those in the administration which agreed to provide the service: 3.1 insurance for letter-post items and parcel; 3.2 recorded delivery for letter-post items; 3.3 the cash-on-delivery service for letter-post items and parcel; 3.4 the express delivery service for letter-post items and parcel; 3.5 the delivery to the addresse of the persons registered in, recorded delivery or insured letter-post items; 3.6 free of charges and fees service for letter-post items and parcel; 3.7 the fragile and the cumbersom parcel services; 3.8 consignmen service for collective items from one consignor sent abroad. 4. The following three supplementary services have both mandatory and optional parts: 4.1 international business reply service (IBR), which is basically optional. All administration of IR, however, be obliged to operate the IBR "return" service; 4.2 international reply coupons, which shall be exchangeabl in any member country. The sale of international reply coupons is, however, optional; 4.3 advice of delivery for registered and recorded delivery letter-post items, parcel and insured items. All postal administration will be admi incoming IR advice of delivery. The provision of an outward advice of delivery service is, however, optional. 5. The description of these services and their charges are set out in the regulations. 6. Where the service features below are subject to special charges in the domestic service, postal administration shall be authorized to collect for the same charges for international items, under the conditions described in the regulations: 6.1 the delivery for small packets weighing over 500 gramm; 6.2 letter-post items posted after the latest time of posting; 6.3 items posted outside normal counter opening hours; 6.4 at the sender's address collection; 6.5 withdrawals of a letter-post item outside normal counter opening hours; 6.6 Poste restant; 4.2 storage for letter-post items weighing over 500 staff, and for parcel; 6.8 delivery of parcel, in response to the advice of arrival; cover against risk of 11.5 force majeure. Article 14 of the Electronic mail, EMS, integrated logistics and new services 1. Postal administration may agree with each other to participat in the following services, which are described in the regulations. 1.1 electronic mail, which is a postal service involving the electronic transmission of messages; 1.2 EMS, which is a postal express service for documents and merchandise, and shall wherever possible be the quickest postal service by physical means. Postal administration may provide this service on the basis of the EMS Standard Multilaterals agreement or by bilateral agreement; 1.3 integrated logistics, which is a service that responds fully to their customers ' logistical requirements and includes the phases before and after the physical transmission of goods and documents; 1.4 the Electronic Post Mark, which provides evidentiary proof of an electronic event, in a given form, at a given time, and involving one or more parties. 2. the Postal administration in may by mutual consent to create a new service not expressly provided for in the acts of the Union. Charges for the new service shall be a let down by each administration concerned, having regard to the expense of operating the service. Article 15 items not admitted. 1. General Prohibition 1.1 items not fulfilling the conditions laid down in the Convention and the regulations shall not be admitted. Items sent in the furtheranc of a fraudulen Act or with the intention of «avoiding the full payment of the appropriate charges shall not be admitted. 1.2 Exception to the prohibition of led in this article are set out in the regulations. 1.3 All postal administration will shall have the option of extending the prohibition to the led in this article, which may be applied immediately upon their inclusion in the relevant compendium. 2. the Prohibition in all categories of items for the insertion of the articles referred to below shall be prohibited in all categories of items: 2.1.1 narcotics and psychotropic substances; 2.1.2 obscen or immoral articles; 2.1.3 articles the importation or circulation of which is prohibited in the country of destination; 2.1.4 articles which, by their nature or their packing, may expose officials or the general public to danger, or soil or damage other items, postal equipment or third-party property; 2.1.5 documents having the character of current and personal correspondenc is exchanged between persons other than the sender and the person living with addresse or them. 3. Explosive, or radioactive material for flammabl and other dangerous substances 3.1 the insertion of the explosive, flammabl or other dangerous substances as well as radioactive material shall be prohibited in all of the categories of items. 3.2 Exceptionally, the following substances and materials shall be admitted: 3.2.1 the radioactive material is sent in letter-post items and postal parcel is mentioned in article 16.1; 3.2.2 the biological substance sent in letter-post items mentioned in article 16.2.4. Live animals 4.1 live animals shall be prohibited in all categories of items. 4.2, the following shall be Exceptionally admitted in letter-post items other than the items be insured: 4.2.1, leeches and silk-worms; 4.2.2 normal and noxio of the destroyers of space pictures intended for the control of those space pictures and exchanged between officially recognized institutions; 4.2.3 flies of the family Drosophilida for biomedical research institutions exchanged between officially recognised. 4.3, the following shall be Exceptionally admitted in a parcel: 4.3.1 live animals whose conveyanc by post is authorized by the postal regulations of the countries concerned. 5. Insertion of correspondenc in parcel 5.1 the insertion of the articles mentioned below shall be prohibited in postal parcel: 5.1.1 documents having the character of current and personal correspondenc; 5.1.2 any kind exchanged between correspondenc of persons other than the sender and the person living with addresse or them. 6. Coins, bank notes and other valuable articles 6.1 It shall be prohibited to insert coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones, jewel or other valuable articles: 6.1.1 in letter-post items uninsured; 6.1.1.1 however, if the internal legislation of the countries of origin and destination of this permit, such articles may be sent in a closed envelope as registered items; 6.1.2 in uninsured parcel, except where permitted by the internal legislation of the countries of origin and destination; 6.1.3 in uninsured parcel is exchanged between two countries which the insured parcel admi; in addition, any 6.1.3.1 Administration may be prohibi the enclosure of gold bullion in the insured or uninsured parcel addressed to it by the originating from or in the territory or in transit à Saint découver a across its territory; It may limit the actual value of these items. 7. Printed papers and literature for the blind 7.1 Printed papers and literature for the blind: 7.1.1 shall bear any inscription or contain any int item of correspondenc; 7.1.2 shall not contain any postage stamp or form of a cancelled or not prepaymen, whethers, or any papers representing a monetary value, except in cases where the item contains as an enclosure a card, envelope or wrapper bearing the printed address of the sender of the item or his agent in the country of posting or the destination of the original item , which is prepaid for return. 8. Treatment of items wrongly admitted 8.1 the treatment of items wrongly admitted is set out in the regulations. However, items containing articles mentioned in 2.1.1, 2.1.2 and 3.1 shall be forwarded to the in from their destination circumstanc, delivered to the addresse or returned to their origins. In the case of articles mentioned in 2.1.1 and 3.1 while in transit, discovered such items shall be handled in accordanc with the national legislation of the country of transit. Article 16 Admissibl radioactive materials and biological materials 1. Radioactive material shall be admitted in the letter-post items and parcel in relations between the postal administration of which have declared their market it to them reciprocally admi either or in one direction only under the following conditions: 1.1 shall be by radioactive material made up and packed in accordanc with the provision the respectiv of the regulations; 1.2 when they are sent in letter-post items, they shall be subject to the tariff for priority items or the tariff for letter and registration; 1.3 the radioactive material is led in letter-post items or postal parcel will shall be forwarded by the quickest route, normally by air, subject to payment of the òàæó surcharg; 1.4 the radioactive material may be posted only by duly authorized senders. 2. the Biological materials shall be admitted in letter-post items under the following conditions: 2.1 biological substance of Perishables, infectious substances and solid carbon dioxid (dry ice) when used as for infectious substances refrigeran may be exchanged through the mail only between officially recognised qualified laboratories. These dangerous goods may be acceptabl in mail for air carriage, subject to national legislation and current Technical instructions of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and as reflected in the IATA dangerous goods regulations. 2.2 biological substance of Perishables and infectious substances made up and packed in accordanc with the provision the respectiv of the regulations shall be subject to the tariff for priority items or to the tariff for a registered letter. An additional charge for the handling of these items is allowed. 2.3 Admissions of perishables in biological substances and infectious substances shall be restricted to those member countries whose postal administration have declared their market to the admi such items, whethers reciprocally or in one direction only. 2.4 Such substances or materials shall be forwarded by the quickest route, normally by air, subject to the payment of the òàæó air and shall be given priority surcharg in delivery. Article 17 to Inquire Each postal administration shall be 1 bound to accept any inquires relating to the item posted in the service of its own administration or any other postal administration provided that the inquires with a period of six months presented within (a) from the day after that on which the item was posted. The period of six months shall concern relations between the claimant and the postal administration and shall not include the transmission of inquires to the postal administration of the between. 1.1 However, the acceptance of to inquire about the non-receipt of ordinary letter-post items shall not be mandatory. Consequently, the postal administration in which accept to inquire about the non-receipt of ordinary letter-post items shall have the option of confining their inquires to undeliverabl items to the service. 2. shall be entertained to Inquire under the condition laid down in the regulations. 3. shall be free to Inquire of the charge. However, additional costs caused by (a) a request for transmission by EMC shall, in principle, be borne by the person making the request. Article 18 Customs control. Customs duty and other fees 1. The postal administration of the countries of origin and destination shall be authorized to submit items to the custom control, according to the legislation of those countries. 2. Items submitted to customs control may be subjected to a presentation-to-Custom charges, the guideline amount of which is set out in the regulations. This charge shall only be collected for the submission to customs and customs clearance of items which have attracted custom charges or any other similar charges. 3. Postal administration in which the authorized to clear the items through the Custom on behalf of customers may charge customer a customs clearance fee based on the actual costs. 4. Postal administration shall be authorized to collect them from the sender or addresse of items, as the case may be, the customs duty and all other fees which may be due. Article 19 exchange of mail with the closed military units Closed 1 letter-post mails may be exchanged through the intermediary of the land, sea or air services of other countries: 1.1 between the post Office of any member country and the commanding officers of military units placed at the disposal of the United Nations; 1.2 between the commanding officers of such military units; 1.3 between the post Office of any member country and the commanding officer of naval, air or army units, or military aircraft fuels Pakistan of the same country stationed abroad; 1.4 between the commanding officer of naval, air or army units, or military aircraft fuels Pakistan of the same country. 2. Letter-post items enclosed in the mail for it under 1 shall be confined referred to items addressed to or sent by members of military units or the officers and crew of the ship or aircraft or from it which the mail is forwarded to. The rates and conditions of the applicable dispatch shall be fixed to them, according to its regulations, by the postal administration of the country which has made the military unit available or to which the ship or aircraft belong. 3. In the absence of a special agreement, the postal administration of the country which has made the military unit available or to which the fuels Pakistan or military aircraft belong shall be liabl to the administration is concerned for the transit charges for the mail, the terminal and the air of conveyanc du du. Article 20 Quality of service standards and targets for IR and 1 establish publish delivery Administration standards and targets for their inward letter-post items and parcel. 2. These standards and targets, increased by the time normally required for customs clearance, shall be from less than those applied to favourabl comparabl items in their domestic service. 3. the Administration of origin shall also establish and publish the end-to-end standard for priority and airmail letter-post items as well as for parcel and economy/surface parcel. 4. Postal administration will measure the application of IR quality of service standard.  Chapter 2 Liability article 21 Liability of the postal administration. 1. General 1.1 to Indemnit Except for the cases provided for in article 22, shall be liabl by the postal administration for: 1.1.1 the loss of, theft from or damage to registered items and insured items, ordinary parcel; 1.1.2 the loss of recorded delivery items; 1.1.3 the return of a parcel on which the reason for non-delivery is not given. 1.2 Postal administration shall not be liabl is for items other than those mentioned in 1.1.1 and 1.1.2.1.3 In any other case not provided for in this Convention, shall not be liabl by the postal administration. 1.4 When the loss of or damage to registered total items, ordinary and insured parcel items is due to a case of force majeure for which indemnity is not payable, the sender shall be entitled to repaymen of the charges paid, with the exception of the insurance charge. 1.5 the non of it be paid indemnity shall not be 12 the non mentioned in the Letter post regulations and the Parcel Post regulations. 1.6 In case of liability, consequential loss or loss of profits shall not be taken into account in the indemnity to be paid. 1.7 regarding the liability provision of All postal administration shall be in strict, binding and complete. The postal administration of IR in of the case, even in case of a fault, the sever be liabl is above the limit provided for in the Convention and the regulations. 2. Registered items 2.1 If a registered item is lost, totally or totally damaged, rifled the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity set in the Letter post regulations. If the sender has claimed an amount less than the amount set in the Letter post regulations, the administration may pay that lower amount and reimbursemen shall receive on this basis from any other administration is involved. 2.2 If a registered item is partially damaged, partially rifled or the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity òàæó, in principle, to the actual value of the theft or damage. 3. the Recorded delivery items 3.1 If a recorded delivery item is lost, totally or totally damaged, rifled the sender shall be entitled to refund of the charges paid only. 4. Ordinary parcel If a parcel is 4 lost, totally or totally damaged, rifled the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity of an amount set in the Parcel Post regulations. If the sender has claimed an amount less than the amount set in the Parcel Post regulations, the postal administration may pay that lower amount and shall receive the reimbursemen on this basis from any other postal administration is involved. 4.2 If a parcel is damaged, partially rifled or partially the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity òàæó, in principle, to the actual value of the theft or damage. 4.3 the Postal administration may agree to apply, in their reciprocal relations, the amount per se to parcel in the Parcel Post regulations, regardless_of of the weight. 5. Insured items 5.1 If an insured item is lost, totally or totally damaged, rifled the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity òàæó, in principle, to the insured value in SDR. 5.2 If an insured item is damaged, partially rifled or partially the sender shall be entitled to an indemnity òàæó, in principle, to the actual value of the theft or damage. It may, however, in the case of 12 the amount of the insured value in SDRS. 6. In the cases mentioned in 4 and 5, the indemnity shall be calculated according to the current price, converted into SDRS, of articles or goods of the same kind at the place and time at which the item was accepted for conveyanc. Failing a current price, the indemnity shall be calculated according to the value of ordinary articles or goods whose value is assessed on the same basis. 7. When an indemnity is due for the loss of, theft from a total or total damage to a registered item, insured or ordinary parcel item, the sender, or the addresse, as the case may be, shall also be entitled to repaymen of the charges and fees paid with the exception of the registration or insurance charge. The same shall apply to registered items, insured or ordinary parcel items by the addresse refused is because of their bad condition if that is attributabl to the postal service and its liability of involv. 8. Notwithstanding the provision set out under 2, 4 and 5, the Office shall be entitled to addresse the indemnity after delivery of a rifled or damaged registered item, insured or ordinary parcel item. 9. The postal administration of origin shall have the option of paying a sender in its country the indemnit prescribed by its internal legislation to for registered items and uninsured parcel, provided that they are not lower than those put down in 2.1 and 4.1. The same shall apply to the postal administration of the destination when the indemnity is paid to the addresse. However, the non laid down in 2.1 and 4.1 shall remain applicable: 9.1 in the event of recourses against the administration liabl; or 9.2 if the sender of the his rights in favour waiv of the addresse or vice versa. 10. the reservations concerning payment of the indemnity it postaladministration may be made to this article, except in the event of bilateralagreemen. Article 22 Non-liability of the postal administration Postal administration of 1 shall cease to be liabl for registered items, recorded delivery items, parcel and insured items which they have delivered according to the conditions laid down in their regulations for items of the same kind. Liability shall, however, be maintained: 1.1 when theft or damage is discovered either prior to or at the time of delivery of the item. 1.2 when, internal regulations, permitting the addresse, or the sender if it is returned to their origins, makes reservations on taking delivery of a rifled or damaged item. 1.3 when, internal regulations, permitting the registered item was delivered to a private mail-box and the addresse of the declare that he did not receive the item. 1.4 when the addresse or, in the case of return to origins, the sender of a parcel or of an insured item, although having given a proper discharge, to the notifu delivery administration without delay that he has found the theft or damage. He shall furnish proof that such theft or damage did not occure after delivery. The term "without delay" shall be interpreted according to national law. 2. the Postal administration shall not be liabl by: 2.1 in the case of force majeure, subject to article 13.6.9; 2.2 when they cannot account for the items to the destructions of Owings official records by force majeure, provided that proof of their liability has not been otherwise produced; 2.3 when such loss, theft or damage has been caused by the fault or not gligenc of the sender or the «arise from the nature of the contents; 2.4 in the case of items that fall within the prohibition is specified in article 15; 2.5 when the items have been seized under the legislation of the country of destination, as notified by the administration of that country; 2.6 in the case of insured items which have been fraudulently insured for a sum greater than the actual value of the contents; 2.7 when the sender has made of the inquiry within six months from the day after that on which the item was posted; 2.8 in the case of prisoner-of-war or civilian Internet a parcel; 2.9 when the sender's actions may be suspected of intent to be fraudulen, aimed at receiving compensation. 3. Postal administration shall accept from liability for a customs declaration in whatever form these are made or for decision taken by the Customs on examination of items submitted to customs control. Article 23 a Sender's liability 1. The sender of an item shall be liabl for injuries caused to postal officials and for any damage caused to other postal items and postal equipment, as a result of the dispatch of the articles not acceptabl for conveyanc or the non-observanc of the condition of acceptance. 2. In the case of damage to other postal items, the sender shall be liabl for each item damaged within the same limits as the postal administration. 3. The sender shall remain liabl event if the Office of posting will accept such an item. 4. However, where the conditions of acceptance have been observed by the sender, the sender shall not be liabl, in so far as there has been fault or not gligenc in handling the item on the part of administration or carrier, after acceptance. Article 24 payment of indemnity 1. Subject to the right of the recourses against the administration which is liabl, the obligation to pay the indemnity and to refund the charges and fees shall rest with the administration of either origin or with the administration of destination. 2. The sender may of his rights to waiv the indemnity in favour of the addresse. Conversely, the addresse of the his rights of may favour waiv in of the sender. The sender or the addresse of may a third party the authoriz receive the indemnity if internal legislation allows this. Article 25 possible recovery of the indemnity from the sender or the addresse 1. If, after payment of the indemnity, a registered item, a parcel or an insured item or part of the contents previously considered as lost is found, the sender or the addresse, as the case may be, shall be advised that the item is being held at his disposal for a period of three months on repaymen of the amount of the indemnity paid. At the same time he shall be asked to whom the item is to be delivered. In the event of refusal or failure to reply within the prescribed period, the same approach shall be made to the addresse or the sender as the case may be, granting that person the same period, it says. 2. If the sender and the addresse of the refus to take delivery of the item or do not reply within the period provided for in paragraph 1, it shall become the property of the administration or, where appropriate, the administration of which bore the loss. 3. In the case of subsequent discovery of an insured item the contents of which are found to be of less value than the amount of the indemnity paid by the sender or the addresse, as the case may be, shall repay the amount of the indemnity against a return of the item, without prejudice to the consequences of the fraudulen insurance. Article 26 Reciprocity applicable to reservations concerning liability 1. Notwithstanding the provision in articles 22 to 25, any member country which reserve the right not to pay indemnity for liability shall not be entitled to receive indemnity from other member countries which accept liability under these articles.  Chapter 3 of the specific Provision in their letter-post article 27 Posting abroad of letter-post items 1. A member shall not be bound to the country forward or deliver to the addresse letter-post items which senders residing in its territory post or cause to be posted in a foreign country with the object of profiting by the more favourabl rate conditions there. 2. The provision set out under 1 shall be applied without distinction both to letter-post items made up in the sender's country of residence and then carried across the frontier and to letter-post items made up in a foreign country. 3. The administration of destination may claim from the sender and, failing this, from the administration of posting, payment of the internal rates. If not the sender nor ither the administration of POS ting agree to pay these rates within a time limit set by the administration of destination, the latter may either return the items to the administration shall be entitled to of posting and claim of the redirection reimbursemen Costa, or handle them in accordanc with its own legislation. 4. (A) member country shall not be bound to forward or deliver to the addresse letter-post items which senders post or cause to be posted in large quantit stay in a country other than the country where they resident programs if the amount of terminal to be received is lower, of the duo than the sum that would have been received if the mail had been posted in the country where the senders resident programs. The administration of destination may claim from the administration of posting payment commensurat with the costs incurred and which may note 12 the higher of the following two non: either 80% of the domestic tariff for equivalent items, or 0.14 per item plus SDR 1 SDR per kilogramm. If the administration of the posting does not agree to pay the amount claimed within a time limit set by the administration of destination, the administration of destination may either return the items to the administration shall be entitled to of posting and claim reimbursemen redirection of the Costa, or handle them in accordanc with its own legislation.  Chapter 1 III Remuneration for Provision of specific it letter-post article 28 du Terminal. General provision 1. Subject the exemption provided in the regulations, each administration which receive letter-post items from another administration shall have the right to collect from the dispatching administration (a) payment for the costs incurred for the international mail received. 2. For the application of the provision concerning the payment of a terminal, postal administration shall be due be Classifieds as countries and territories in the target system or countries and territories entitled to be in the transitional system, in accordanc with the list drawn up for this purpose by Congress in its resolution C 12/2004. In the terminal of the provision, both du countries and territories shall be referred to as countries. 3. The provision of the present Convention concerning the payment of transitional arrangements with a terminal du, moving towards a country-specific payment system. 4. Access to the domestic service 4.1 Each administration shall make available to the other administration all the rates, terms and conditions offered in its domestic service on conditions identical to those proposed in the national customers. 4.2 (A) dispatching administration may, on similar conditions, request the administration in the target system to offer it the same condition that the latter offers their customers for its national equivalent items. 4.3 the administration in the transitional system shall indicates they access the whethers authoriz on the conditions mentioned in 4.1. 4.3.1 When an administration in the transitional system States that it's authoriz access on the conditions offered in its domestic system, that authorization shall apply to all Union administration on a non-discriminatory basis. 4.4 It shall be up to the administration of destination to decide whethers the condition of access to its domestic service have been met by the administration of origin. 5. The terminal rates for bulk mail of sow shall not be higher than the most of the rates applied by favourabl administration of destination under bilateral agreements concerning terminal or multilaterals du. It shall be up to the administration of destination to decide the term and whethers conditions of access have been met by the administration of origin. 6. the Terminal's remuneration shall be due based on quality of service performance in the country of destination. The Postal Operations Council shall therefore be auth-rized to supplement the remuneration in articles 29 and 30 of their participation in the monitoring systems of encourag and to reward administration for reaching their quality targets. The Postal Operations Council may also fix the penalties in case of insufficient quality, but shall not depriv the administration of their minimum remuneration according to articles 29 and 30.7. Any administration may be in for a wholly waiv or the payment provided for under 1.8. The administration is concerned may, by bilateral agreement, apply other multilaterals or payment systems for the settlement of accounts of terminal du. Article 29 Terminal du. Provision is applicable to exchanges between countries in the target system 1. Payment for letter-post items, including bulk mail but excluding the bag, shall be established-M on the basis of the application of the rates per item and per kilogramm of reflecting the handling costs in the country of destination; These costs must be in relations with the domestic tariff. The rates shall be calculated in accordanc with the conditions specified in the Letter post Reg-lation. 2. The rates per item and per kilogramm» shall be calculated on the basis of a percentage of the charge for a 20-gramm priority letter in the domestic service, which shall be: 2.1 for the year 2006:62%; 2.2 for the year 2007:64%; 2.3 for the year 2008:66%; 2.4 for the year 2009:68%. 3. The rates applied may not be higher than for the year 2006:3.1, 0.226 SDR per item and per kilogramm 1.768 SDR; 3.2 for the year 2007, 0.231 SDR per item and per kilogramm SDR 1812; 3.3 for the year 2008, 0.237 per item and SDR SDR per kilogramm 1858; 3.4 for the year 2009, 0243 SDR per item and the 1904 SDR per kilogramm. 4. For the period from the year 2006 to the year 2009, the rates to be applied may not be lower than SDR 0.147 per item and per kilogramm SDR 1491. Provided that the increased rates do not exceeds 100 100% of the charge for a 20-gramm priority letter in the domestic services of the country concerned, the minimum rate shall be increased to: 4.1 for the year 2006, 0.151 SDR per item and per kilogramm SDR in 1542; 4.2 for the year 2007, 0.154 SDR per item and per kilogramm SDR 1656; 4.3 for the year 2008, SDR per and 1598 0.158 item SDR per kilogramm. 4.4 for the year 2009, SDR per item and 1,330 0.161 SDR per kilogramm. 5. For M bags, the rate to be applied shall be 0.793 SDR per kilogramm. 5.1 M bags weighing less than 5 shall be considered as the weighing kilogramm 5 kilogramm for purpose of payment terminal du. 6. For registered items there shall be an additional payment of 0.5 per item and SDR for insured items there shall be an additional payment of 1 SDR per item. 7. The provision is applicable between the countries in the target system shall apply to any country in the transitional system which the declare that it wishes to join the target system. The Postal Operations Council may fix transition measure in the Letter post regulations. 8. reservations may be made to this article, except a within the framework of a bilateral agreement. Article 30 Terminal du. Provision is applicable to mail flow to, from and between countries in the transitional system 1. Payment 1.1 payment for letter-post items, excluding the bag, shall be 0.147 M SDR per item and per kilogramm SDR 1491. 1.1.1 For flow below 100 tonnes a year, the two components shall be converted into a total of 3.727 SDR per kilogramm rate on the basis of a worldwide average of 15.21 items per kilogramm. 1.1.2 For flow in the above 100 tonnes a year, the total rate of 3.727 SDR per kilogramm shall not be applied if the ither the administration of destination nor the administration of origin ask to have the rate revised on the basis of the real number of items per kilogramm for the flow are concerned. Moreover, this rate shall be applied when the real number of items per kilogramm of prov's to be between 13 and 17.1.1.3 When one of the administration concerned to ask for the application of the real number of items per kilogramm, the payment to be applied for the flow in question shall be calculated according to the revision mechanism specified in the Letter post regulations. 1.1.4 the downward revision of the total rate in may not be invoked by a 1.1.2 the country in the system against a target country in the transitional system unless the latter ask for a revision in the opposite direction. 1.2 For M bags, the rate to be applied shall be 0.793 SDR per kilogramm. 1.2.1 M bags weighing less than 5 shall be considered as the weighing kilogramm 5 kilogramm for purpose of payment terminal du. 1.3 For registered items there shall be an additional payment of 0.5 per item and SDR for insured items there shall be an additional payment of 1 SDR per item. 2. System administration in United Nations harmonization mechanisms 2.1 When the target system receiving a mail flow of over 50 tonnes a year of establish that the annual weight of this flow exceeds 100 the threshold calculated in accordanc with the conditions set out in the Letter post regulations, it may apply to the excess mail the payment system provided for in article 29 provided that it has not applied the revision mechanism. 2.2 When an administration in the transitional system that receive a mail flow of over 50 tons a year from another country in the transitional system of that establish the annual weight of this flow exceeds 100 the threshold calculated in accordanc with the conditions set out in the Letter post regulations, it may apply to the excess mail the supplement provided for in article 31 , provided that it has not applied the revision mechanism. 3. Bulk mail 3.1 the payment for bulk mail to countries in the target system shall be established by applying the rates per item and per kilogramm is provided for in article 29.3.2 Administration in the transitional system may request for bulk mail received a payment of 0.147 SDR per item and per kilogramm SDR 1491. 4. reservations may be made to this article, except a within the framework of a bilateral agreement. Article 31 Quality of Service Fund 1. payable by all of the Terminal du countries and territories to the countries defined as Least Developed countries (LDCs) by ECOSOC, except for M bags and bulk mail items, shall be increased by 16.5% of the rate of 3.727 SDR per kilogramm is given in article 30 for payment into the Quality of Service Fund (QSF) for improving the quality of service in the LDCS. There shall be of such payment from one LDC to another LDCS. 2. Member countries of the Andean RIVER territories coming within the Union shall be able to make well-founded requests to the Council of Administration for their countries and territories to be considered as being in need of additional resources. Countries classified as TRACE 1 (former DC) may petition the CA to receive QSF funds on the same terms as least developed countries (LDCs). Further, countries classified by the UNDP as Net Contributor countries (NCC) may petition the CA to receive QSF funds on the same terms as TRAC 1 countries. Accepted requests granted under this article shall take effect on the first day of the calendar year following the decision by the CAs. The Council of Administration shall assess the request and take a decision, according to strict criteria on a country or not, whethers can be considered to be a least developed country or a TRAC 1 country, as the case may be, with regards to the Quality of Service Fund. The Council of Administration shall revisit and update annually the list of member countries and of RIVER territories coming within the Union. 3. Terminal except for du, M bag and bulk mail items, payable by countries and territories classified by Congress as industrialized countries for the purpose of their terminal du the countries and territories classified by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as TRAC 1 countries other than LDCS shall be increased by 8% to of the rate of 3.727 SDR per kilogramm is given in article 30 for men to pay into the QSF for improving the quality of service of the TRAC 1 countries other than LDCS. 4. Terminal except for du, M bag and bulk mail items, payable by countries and territories classified by Congress as industrialized countries for the purpose of their terminal du the countries and territories classified by the same Congress as developing countries other than those in paragraphs 1 and 3 shall be increased by 1% of the rate of 3.727 SDR per kilogramm is given in article 30 for payment into the QSF for improving the quality of service. 5. The TRAC 1 countries and territories may seek to improve their quality of service through regional or multi-country projects in favour of LDCS and low-income countries in which all parties contributing funding to the QSF projects would directly benefit. 6. Regional projects should in particular promote the implementation of quality of service of RIVER improvement program and the introduction of cost accounting systems in developing countries. The Postal Operations Council shall adop, in 2006 at the latest, the procedure for the financing of these projects. Article 32 transit charges 1. Closed mail and the transit découver à items exchanged between the two administration or between two offices of the same country by means of the services of one or more other administration (third party services) shall be subject to the payment of transit charges. The latter shall constitut of remuneration for the services rendered in respect of land transit, sea transit and air transit.  Chapter 2 Other provision of article 33 Basic rates and provision for air du conveyanc of immigrants 1. The basic rate applicable to the settlement of accounts between the administration in respect of air shall be approved by the conveyanc of the Postal Operations Council. It shall be calculated by the International Bureau according to the formula specified in the Letter post regulations. 2. The calculation of air conveyanc du on the closed, priority dispatch items by airmail items and air parcel is sent in transit à découver, as well as the relevant methods of accounting, the described in the Letter post and Parcel Post regulations. 3. The air du conveyanc for the whole distance flown shall be borne: 3.1 in the case of the closed mail, by the administration of the country of origin of the mail, including when these mails transit via one or more intermediate administration; 3.2 in the case of priority items and airmail items in transit à découver, including the items, missen by the administration which forwards the items to another administration. 4. These same regulations shall be applicable to items exempted from land and sea transit charges if they are conveyed by air. 5. Each administration of destination which provides air conveyanc of international mail shall be entitled within its country to reimbursemen of the additional costs incurred for such conveyanc is provided that the weighted average distance of the sector will be 300 kilometres flown 12. The Postal Operations Council may replace the weighted average distance by other relevant criteria. Unless an agreement has been reached that of the charge should be made, shall be uniform for the du for all priority mail and airmail for originating abroad whethers or not this is by air mail reforwarded. 6. However, where the terminal's administration levied by the duo of destination based specifically on the Costa or on domestic rates, from additional internal air conveyanc for the reimbursemen shall be made. 7. The administration of destination shall exclude, for the purpose of calculating the weighted average distance, the weight of all mail for which the calculation has been based on terminal du specifically on Costa or on the domestic rates of the administration of destination. Article 34 Parcel post at land and sea rates 1. Parcel a is exchanged between two postal administration shall be subject to inward land rates calculated by combining the base rate per parcel and base rate per kilogramm is put down in the regulations. 1.1 Bearing in mind the above base rates, the postal administration in may, in addition, be authorized to claim supplementary rates per parcel and per kilogramm in accordanc with provision laid down in the regulations. 1.2 the rate mentioned in 1 and 1.1 shall be payable by the administration of the country of origin, unless the Parcel Post regulations provides for an exception to this principle. 1.3 the inward land rates shall be uniform for the whole of the territory of each country. 2. be exchanged between two Parcel or between two office administration of the same country by means of the land services of one or more other administration shall be subject to the will of the transit land rates, payable to the countries whose services take part in the routeing on land, put down in the regulations, according to the distance step applicable. 2.1 For parcel in transit à découver, shall be authorized by the intermediate administration to claim the single rate per item placed down in the regulations. 2.2 the transit land rates shall be payable by the administration of the country of origin unless the Parcel Post regulations provides for an exception to this principle. 3. Each of the countries whose services participat in the sea shall be conveyanc of parcel of authorized it to claim the set rates. These rates shall be payable by the administration of the country of origin, unless the Parcel Post regulations provides for an exception to this principle. 3.1 For each sea conveyanc is used, the rate shall be the se let downs in the Parcel Post regulations according to the distance step applicable. 3.2 the Postal administration may increase by 50% at most the set rate calculated in accordanc with 3.1. On the other hand, they may reduce it as they wish. Article 35 an Authority of the POC to fix charges and rates 1. The Postal Operations Council shall have the authority to fix the following rates and charges, which are payable by the postal administration in accordanc with the conditions shown in the regulations: 1.1 transit charges for the handling and conveyanc of letter mail through one or more intermediary countries; 1.2 basic rates and air du conveyanc for the carriage of mail by air; 1.3 inward land rates for the handling of the inward parcel; 1.4 the transit land rates for the handling and conveyanc of parcel through an intermediary country; 1.5 set rates for the conveyanc of parcel by sea. 2. Any revision made, in accordanc with a methodology that the equitable remuneration for ensur administration in performing the services, must be based on reliable and representative economic and financial data. Any change decided upon shall enter into force at a date set by the Postal Operations Council.

The Final provision IV of article 36 conditions for approval of proposals concerning the Convention and the regulations become effective It 1, proposals submitted to Congress relating to this Convention must be approved by a majority of the members present and voting which countries have the right to vote. At least half of the member countries represented at the Congress and having the right to vote shall be present at the time of voting. 2. To become effective, the proposals relating to the Letter post regulations and the Parcel Post regulations must be approved by a majority of the members of the Postal Operations Council having the right to vote. 3. To become effective, the proposals introduced in Congress relating to this between the Convention and to its Final Protocol must obtain two thirds: 3.1 of the votes, at least one half of the member countries of the Union which have the right to vote having taken part in the vote, amendments in involv if they; 3.2 (a) a majority of the votes if they involv-interpretation of the provision. 4. Notwithstanding the provision under 3.1, any member country whose national legislation is as yet incompatibl with the proposed amendment may, within ninety days from the date of notification of the latter, make a written declaration to the Director General of the International Bureau stating that it is unable to accept the amendment. Article 37 reservations at Congress 1. Any reservation which is incompatibl with the object and purpose of the Union shall not be permitted. 2. As a general rule, any member country whose views are not shared by other member countries shall endeavour, as far as possible, to conform to the opinion of the majority. Reservations should be made only in cases of absolute cessity, and not proper reasons given. 3. Reservations to any article of the present Convention shall be submitted to the Congress a Congress proposal written in one of the working languages of the International Bureau and in accordanc with the relevant provision of the rules of procedure of Congress. 4. To become effective, the proposals concerning reservations must be approved by whatever majority is required for the amendment of the article to which the reservations relate. 5. In principle, reservations shall be applied on a reciprocal basis between the reserving member country and the other member countries. 6. Reservations to the Convention shall be inserted in the present the Final Protocol to the present Convention, on the basis of proposals approved by Congress. Article 38 Entry into force and duration of the Convention this Convention 1 shall come into force on 1 January 2006 and shall remain in operation until the entry into force of the acts of the next Congress. In witness whereof the plenipotentiar up of the Governments of the member countries have signed this Convention in a single original which shall be deposited with the Director General of the International Bureau. A copy thereof shall be delivered to each party by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union the. Done at Bucharest, 5 October 2004.       Final Protocol to the Universal Postal Convention At the moment of the proceedings in their signature of the Universal Postal Convention concluded this day, the undersigned have agreed to plenipotentiar the following: article I Ownership of postal items. Withdrawals from the post. Alteration or correction of address 1. The provision in article 5.1 and 2 shall not apply to Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Botswana, Barbado, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, Hongkong, Dominic, Egypt, Fiji, Gambi, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, overseas dependent territories of the United Kingdom, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Saint Christopher and Nevis , Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania (United Rep.), Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia. 2. Nor shall article 5.1 and 2 apply to Austria, Denmark and Iran (Islamic Rep.), whose internal legislation does not allow withdrawals from the post or alteration of the address of correspondenc, at the request of the sender, from the time when the addresse has been informed of the arrival of an item addressed to him. 3. Article 5.1 shall not apply to Australia, Ghana and Zimbabwe. 4. Article 5.2 shall not apply to the Bahamas, Dem people's Rep. of Korea, Iraq and Myanmar, whose legislation does not permit withdrawals from the post or alteration of the address of letter-post items at the sender's request. 5. Article 5.2 shall not apply to the United States of America. 6. Article 5.2 shall apply to women only in so far as that article is consistent with its domestic legislation. 7. Notwithstanding article 5.2, the Demo. Rep. of the Congo, El Salvador, Panama (Rep.), Philippines and Venezuela shall be authorized not to return postal parcel after the addresse has requested their clearance by Custom, since this is incompatibl with those countries ' customs legislation. Article II charges 1. Notwithstanding article 6, the postal administration of Australia, Canada and New Zealand shall be authorized to collect postal charges other than those provided for in the regulations, when such charges are consistent with the legislation of their countries. Article III the Exception to the exemption of literature for the blind from postal charges 1. Notwithstanding article 7, the postal administration of Indonesia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Turkey, which do not conced a exemption from postal charges to literature for the blind in their internal services may collect the postage and charges for special services which may not, however, in their 12 those internal service. 2. Notwithstanding article 7, the postal administration of Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and the United States of America may collect the charges for special services which the applied to literature for the blind in their internal service. Article IV Basic services 1. Notwithstanding the provision of article 12, Australia does not agree to the extension of basic services to include postal parcel. 2. The provision of article 12.2.4 shall not apply to Great Britain, whose national legislation requires a lower weight limit. Health and safety legislation in Great Britain limits the weight of mail bags 20 kilogramm. Article V Small packets 1. Notwithstanding article 12 of the Convention, the postal administration of Afghanistan shall be authorized to limit the maximum weight of inward and outward small packets to one kilogramm. Article VI advice of delivery 1. The postal administration of Canada shall be authorized not to apply the article 13.1.1, as regards parcel, given that it does not offer the advice of delivery service for parcel in its internal service. Article VII International business reply service (IBR) 1. Notwithstanding article 13.4.1, the postal administration of Bulgaria (Rep.) shall provide the international business reply services after negotiation with the postal administration concerned. Article VIII Prohibition (letter post) 1. Exceptionally, the postal administration of Demo. People's Rep. of Korea and Lebanon shall not accept registered items containing coins, bank notes, securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones, jewel or other valuable articles. They shall not be strictly bound by the provision of the Letter post regulations with regards to their liability in case of theft or damage, or where items containing articles made of glass or fragile articles are concerned. 2. Exceptionally, the postal administration of the Bolivi, China (people's Rep.), excluding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and the place Name shall not accept registered items containing coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones, jewel or other valuable articles. 3. The postal administration of Myanmar reserve the right not to accept insured items containing the valuable articles listed in article 15.5, as this is contrary to its internal regulations. 4. The postal administration of Nepal does not accept registered items or items containing insured currency notes or coins, except by special agreement to that effect. 5. The postal administration of Uzbekistan does not accept registered or insured items containing coins, bank notes, cheque, foreign currency, postage stamp or and shall accept from liability in case of loss of or damage to such items. 6. The postal administration of Iran (Islamic Rep.) do not accept items containing articles contrary to the principles of the Islamic religion. 7. The postal administration of the Philippines reserve the right not to accept any kind of letter-post (ordinary, registered or insured) containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones or other valuable articles. 8. The postal administration of Australia does not accept postal items of any kind containing bullion or bank notes. In addition, it does not accept registered items for delivery in Australia, or items in transit à découver, containing valuable-such as jewellery, precious metal, precious or semi-precious stones, securities, coins or any form of negotiable financial instrument. It's all liability for items declin posted which are not in compliance with this reservation. 9. The postal administration of China (people's Rep.), excluding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, shall not accept insured items containing coins, bank notes, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer and travellers ' cheque in accordanc with its internal regulations. 10. The postal administration of Latvia and Mongolia reserve the right not to accept, in accordanc with their national legislation, ordinary, registered or insured mail containing coins, bank notes, securities payable to bearer and travellers ' cheque. 11. The postal administration of Brazil reserve the right not to accept ordinary, registered or insured mail containing coins, bank notes in circulation or securities of any kind payable to bearer. 12. The postal administration of Place Name reserve the right not to accept letters containing articles or good. Article IX Prohibition (postal parcel) 1. The postal administration of Myanmar and Zambia shall be authorized not to accept an insured parcel containing the valuable articles covered in the article 15.6.1.3.1, since this is contrary to their internal regulations. 2. Exceptionally, the postal administration of Lebanon and Sudan shall not accept a parcel containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones or other valuable articles, or containing liquid or easily liquefiabl elements or articles made of glass or similar or fragile articles. They shall not be bound by the relevant provision of the Parcel Post regulations. 3. The postal administration of Brazil shall be authorized not to accept insured parcel containing the coins and currency notes in circulation, as well as any securities payable to bearer, since this is contrary to its internal regulations. 4. The postal administration of Ghana shall be authorized not to accept insured parcel containing the coins and currency notes in circulation, since this is contrary to its internal regulations. 5. In addition to the articles listed in article 15, the postal administration of Saudi Arabia shall be authorized not to accept a parcel containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones or other valuable articles. Nor does it accept a parcel containing medicines of any kind unless accompanied by ut300r2u is a medical prescription issued by a competent authority, the official products designed for extinguishing fires, chemical liquid or articles contrary to the principles of the Islamic religion. 6. In addition to the articles referred to in article 15, the postal administration of Oman does not accept items containing: 6.1 the medicines of any sort unless accompanied by ut300r2u is a medical prescription issued by the competent official authority (a); 6.2 fire-extinguishing products or chemical liquid; 6.3 articles contrary to the principles of the Islamic religion. 7. In addition to the articles listed in article 15, the postal administration of Iran (Islamic Rep.) shall be authorized not to accept a parcel containing articles contrary to the principles of the Islamic religion. 8. The postal administration of the Philippines shall be authorized not to accept any kind of parcel containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones or other valuable articles, or containing liquid or easily liquefiabl elements or articles made of glass or similar or fragile articles. 9. The postal administration of Australia does not accept postal items of any kind containing bullion or bank notes. 10. The postal administration of China (people's Rep.) shall not accept a parcel containing ordinary coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer, traveller's cheque, a ' Platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not, whethers precious stones or other valuable articles. Furthermore, with the exception of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, of the insured parcel containing coins, currency notes or securities of any kind payable to bearer and traveller's cheque shall not be an ' accepted. 11. The postal administration of Mongolia reserve the right not to accept, in accordanc with its national legislation, containing coins, bank of parcel notes, securities payable to bearer and travellers ' cheque. 12. The postal administration of Latvia does not accept ordinary and insured parcel containing the coins, bank notes, securities (cheque) of any kind payable to bearer or foreign currency, and shall accept from liability in case of loss of or damage to such items. Article X articles subject to customs duty 1. With reference to article 15, the postal administration of Bangladesh and El Salvador do not accept insured items containing articles subject to customs duty. 2. With reference to article 15, the postal administration of Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dem people's Rep. of Korea, El Salvador, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Nepal, Peru, San Marino, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela do not accept ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to customs duty. 3. With reference to article 15, the postal administration of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire (Rep.), Djibouti, Mali and Mauritania do not accept ordinary letters containing articles subject to customs duty. 4. Notwithstanding the provision set out under 1 to 3, the sending of Sera, vaccines and in which the medicament is urgently required difficult it shall be permitted a Procura in all cases. Article XI Inquires to 1. Notwithstanding article 17.3, the postal administration of Bulgaria (Rep.), Cape Verde, Chad, Dem. People's Rep. of Korea, Egypt, Gabon, overseas dependent territories of the United Kingdom, Greece, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the First Arab Rep., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia reserve the right to collect from the customer charges lodged in respect to inquire one of letter-post items. 2. Notwithstanding article 17.3, the postal administration of Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Czech Rep. and Slovakia reserve the right to collect a special charges when, on completion of the investigation conducted in response to the inquiry, it's that the latter emerge was unjustified. 3. The postal administration of Afghanistan, Bulgaria (Rep.), Cape Verde, Congo (Rep.), Egypt, Gabon, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Suriname, First Arab Rep., Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia reserve the right to collect an inquiry charges from customers in respect of parcel. 4. Notwithstanding article 17.3, the postal administration of Brazil, Panama (Rep.) and the United States of America reserve the right to collect a charge from the customers to inquire in respect for lodged of letter-post items and parcel posted in countries which apply that type of charge in accordanc with paragraphs 1 to 3 of this article. Article XII Presentation-to-Custom charge 1. The postal administration of Gabon reserve the right to collect a presentation-to-customs charges from customers. 2. The postal administration of Congo (Rep.) and David reserve the right to collect a presentation-to-customs charges from customers in respect of parcel. Article XIII Posting abroad of letter-post items 1. The postal administration of Australia, Austria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, New Zealand and the United States of America reserve the right to impost a charge, equivalent to the cost of the works it will incur, on any administration which, under the provision of article 27.4, send their items for disposal of it which were not originally as postal items dispatched by their services. 2. Notwithstanding article 27.4, the postal administration of Canada reserve the right to collect from the administration of origin such amount as will ensur recovery of not less than the costs incurred by it in the handling of such items. 3. Article 27.4 allows the postal administration of the destination of their claim, from the administration of posting, appropriate remuneration for delivering letter-post items posted abroad in large quantit. Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserve the right to limit any such payment to the appropriate tariff for domestic equivalent items in the country of destination. 4. Article 27.4 allows the postal administration of the destination of their claim, from the administration of posting, appropriate remuneration for delivering letter-post items posted abroad in large quantit. The following countries reserve the right to limit any such payment to the limit authorized in the regulations for bulk mail: Bahamas, Barbado, Brunei Darussalam, China (people's Rep.), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, overseas dependent territories of the United Kingdom, Grenada, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand and the United States of America. 5. Notwithstanding the reservations under 4, the following countries reserve the right to apply in full the provision of article 27 of the Convention to mail received from Union member countries: Argentina, Austria, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Côte d'Ivoire (Rep.), Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia Senegal, First, Arab Rep. and Togo. 6. In application of article 27.4 the postal administration of Germany reserve the right to request the postal administration of the mailing of the country to grant compensation amount it would receive from the postal administration of the country of which the sender is resident. 7 Notwithstanding the reservations made under article XIII, China (people's Rep.) reserve the right to limit any payment for delivering letter-post items posted abroad in large quantit to the limit authorized in the RIVER Convention and Letter post regulations for bulk mail. Article XIV Exceptional inward land rates 1. Notwithstanding article 34, the postal administration of Afghanistan reserve the right to collect an additional exceptional inward land rates of 7.50 per SDR parcel. Article XV Special tariff 1. The postal administration of Belgium, Norway and the United States of America may collect higher land rates for air parcel than for surface parcel. 2. The postal administration of Lebanon shall be authorized to collect for parcel up to 1 kilogramm the charges applicable to parcel over 1 and up to 3 kilogramm. 3. The postal administration of Panama (Rep.) shall be authorized to collect 0.20 SDR per kilogramm for surface airlifted (S.A.L.) parcel in transit. In witness whereof, the plenipotentiar to the below have drawn up this Protocol which shall have the same force and the same validity as if it were inserted by a provision in the text of the Convention itself, and they have signed it in a single original which shall be deposited with the Director General of the International Bureau. A copy thereof shall be delivered to each party by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union the. Done at Bucharest, 5 October 2004.   GENERAL REGULATIONS OF the UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION contents Chapter I Functioning of the Union's bodies With the Organization and convening of Congress 101 and 102 of the Extraordinary Congress, meeting in the Composition and functioning of the Council of Administration 103 Information on the activities of the Council of Administration Composition, functioning and 104 meetings of the Postal Operations Council 105 Information on the activities of the Postal Operations Council Composition 106 , functioning and meetings of the Consultative Committee Information on 107 the activities of the Consultative Committee rules of procedure 108 of 109 of the Congress Working languages of the International Bureau for the documentation, 110 languages used for debate and for the official-Chapter II International Bureau correspondenc 111 Election of the Director-General and Deputy Director-General of the International Bureau for the duties of the Director 112-113 the General duties of the Deputy Director-General 114 secretariat of the Union ' s bodies list of 115 member countries Information 116. Opinion. Requests for interpretation and amendment of the Acta. Inquires. Role in the settlement of accounts 117 118 supplied by the Technical cooperation forms the International Bureau acts of 119 unions and Restricted Special agreements the Union Biennial report 121 120 periodical on the work of the Union Chapter III procedure for the submission and considerations of 122 procedure for submitting proposals proposals to Congress 123 procedure for submitting proposals to the Postal Operations Council concerning the preparation of new regulations in the light of the decision taken by the Congress and for submitting proposals is 124 between Congress's Considerations of proposals between 125-126 Notification of Congress adopted between Congress's 127 Albert Entry into force of the regulations and of the others adopted between the Albert Congress Chapter IV finance 128 Fixing and regulation of the expenditure of the Union the Automatic sanctions 130 129 Contributions classes 131 payment for supplies from the International Bureau Chapter g Arbitration Arbitration Procedure Chapter VI 132 Final provision of the conditions for approval of 133 proposals concerning the General regulations concerning 134 proposals the agreements with the United Nations Entry into force 135 and duration of the General regulations General regulations of the The Universal Postal Union the undersigned to plenipotentiar of the Governments of member countries of the Union, having regard to article 22.2 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded at Vienna on 10 July 1964, have, by common consent, and subject to article 25.4 of the Constitution, drawn up in these General regulations the following provision for securing the application of the Constitution and the functioning of the Union.  Chapter I Functioning of the Union's bodies article 101 and convening of Congress Organization and Extraordinary Congress (const. 14, 15), 1 the representatives of the member countries shall meet not later than in Congress four years after the end of the year during which the preceding Congress took place. 2 Each member country shall arrang for its representation at the Congress by one or more plenipotentiar to furnished by their Government with the cessary not power. It may, if need be, arrang to be represented by the delegation of another member country. Vertheles it shall not be understood that a delegation may be only one represen member country other than its own. 3 In the debate, each country shall be entitled to one vote, subject to the sanctions provided for in article 129.4 In principle, each Congress shall designat the country in which the next Congress will be held. If that designation of the inapplicabl process, the Council of Administration shall be authorized to designat the country where Congress is to meet, after consultation with the latter country. 5 After consultation with the International Bureau, the host Government shall fix the definitive date and the precise locality of Congress. In principle one year before that date the host Government shall send an invitation to the Government of each member country of the Union. This invitation may be sent direct or through the intermediary of another Government or through the Director-General of the International Bureau. 6 When a Congress has to be convened without a host Government, the International Bureau, with the agreement of the Council of Administration and after consultation with the Government of the Swiss Confederations, shall take the steps to conven cessary and organize the Congress and in the country in which the seat of the Union is situated. In this event the International Bureau shall perform the functions of the host Government. 7 the meeting place of an Extraordinary Congress shall be fixed, after consultation with the International Bureau by the member countries which have initiated that Congress. 8 Paragraph 2 to 6 shall be applicable by analogy to Extraordinary Congress. Article 102 Composition, functioning and meetings of the Council of Administration (const. 17) 1 the Council of Administration shall consis of forty-one members who shall exercise their functions during the period between two successive of the Congress. 2 the chairmanship shall devolv by right on the host country of the Congress. If that country of this right, waiv it shall become a de jure members and, as a result, the location of the group which it belong shall have at its disposal an additional seat, which the restrictive provision of the paragraph 3 shall not apply. In that case, the Council of Administration shall elect to the chairmanship, one of the member countries belonging to the group location of the host country. 3 the forty other members of the Council of Administration shall be elected by Congress on the basis of an equitable distribution location. At least a half of the membership shall be renewed stands out among the at each Congress; of the members may be chosen by three successive of the Congress. 4 Each member of the Council of Administration shall be appoin its representative, who shall be competent in postal matters. 5 the Office of member of the Council of Administration shall be unpaid. The operational expense of this Council shall be borne by the Union. 6 the Council of Administration shall have the following functions: 6.1 the supervis the activities of the Union between Congress, ensuring compliance with the decision of Congress, studying questions with respect to governmental policies on postal issues, and taking account of international regulatory developments such as those relating to trade in services and the competition; to consider and approve 6.2, within the framework of its competence, any action considered to safeguard and enhance cessary not the quality of and to upgrade the international postal service; 6.3 the promote, line and all forms of postal supervis technical assistance within the framework of international technical cooperation; to consider and approve 6.4 the biennial budget and the accounts of the Union; 6.5 the authoriz the ceiling of expenditure to be exceeded, if the so require, in circumstanc accordanc with article 128.3 5; 6.6 the Financial Regulations the lay down of the RIVER; 6.7 the rules it lay down each of the Reserve Fund; 6.8 it lay down the rules each of the Special Fund; lay it down 6.9 the rules each of the Special activities Fund; 6.10 it lay down the rules of the Voluntary Fund each; 6.11 it provides control over the activities of the International Bureau; 6.12 it is of a lower election contributions authoriz class, if it is so requested, in accordanc with the conditions set out in article 130.6; 6.13 the authoriz a change of location group if it is so requested, taking into account the views expressed by the countries which are members of the groups concerned location; 6.14 the lay down the Staff Regulations and the conditions of service of the elected official; 6.15 to create or abolish International Bureau posts taking into account the restriction is imposed by the expenditure ceiling is fixed; 6.16 it lay down the regulations of the Social Fund; 6.17 to approve the biennial report and the Financial Operating report on the work of the Union prepared by the International Bureau and where appropriate to furnish observations on them; 6.18 to decide on the contacts to be established with the postal administration in order to carry out its functions; 6.19 after consulting the Postal Operations Council, to decide on the contacts to be established with the organizations which are not de jure, to consider and approve the observer the reports by the International Bureau on UP relations with other international bodies and to take the decision in which it will consider appropriate on the conduct of such relations and the action to be taken on them; them in due course designat, after consulting the Postal Operations Council and the Secretary General, the international organizations, associations, enterprises and qualified persons to be invited to be represented at specified meetings of Congress and it's Committee when this is in the interest of the Union or the work of Congress and to instruct the Director-General to issue the cessary invitation; to establish principles, as 6.20 may be considered not cessary, for the Postal Operations Council to take into account in its study of questions with the major financial repercussions (charges, terminal charges, du transit, basic airmail rate conveyanc and the posting abroad of letter-post items), to follow closely the study of these questions, and to review and approve, for conformity with the aforementioned principles , Postal Operations Council proposals relating to these questions; 6.21 the study, at the request of Congress, the Postal Operations Council or the postal administration, the administrative, legislative and legal problems concerning the Union or the international postal service; It shall be for the Council of Administration to decide, in the above-mentioned fields, whethers it is it the undertak expedien studies requested by the postal administration between the Congress; 6.22 the Office which shall be formulat proposals submitted for the approval either of Congress or of the postal administration in accordanc with article 124; 6.23 to approve, within the framework of its competence, the recommendations of the Postal Operations Council for the adoption, if not, of the regulations or of cessary a new procedure until such time as Congress takes a decision in the matter; 6.24 to consider the annual report prepared by the Postal Operations Council and any proposals submitted by the Council; 6.25 it submit subjects for study to the Postal Operations Council for examination in accordanc with article 104, paragraph 9.16; 6.26 it designat the country where the next Congress is to be held in the case provided for in article 101, paragraph 4; 6.27 to determin in due course and after consulting the Postal Operations Council, the number of committees required to carry out the work of the Congress and to specify their function; 6.28 the designat, after consulting the Postal Operations Council and subject to the approval of Congress, the member countries prepared: – to assume the vice-chairmanship of Congress and the chairman-ship and vice-chairmanship of the committees, taking as much account as possible of the equitable distribution of the location of the member countries; and to sit on the restricted committees of Congress; to review and approve 6.29 the draft Strategic Plan for presentation to the Congress developed by the Postal Operations Council with the support of the International Bureau; to review and approve the annual revisions of the Plan approved by Congress on the basis of recommendations from the Postal Operations Council, and to consult with the Postal Operations Council on the development and annual updating of the Plan; at 6.30 to establish the framework for the organization of the Consultative Committee and concur in the organization of the Consultative Committee in accordanc with the provision of article 106; to establish criteria for membership 6.31 of the Consultative Committee and to approve or rejec applications for membership in accordanc with those criteria, ensuring that action on the applications is accomplished through an expedited process between meetings of the Council of Administration; 6.32 it designat the members that will serve as members of the Consultative Committee; 6.33 to receive and discuss the reports and recommendations from the Consultative Committee and to consider recommendations from the Consultative Committee for submission to Congress. 7 At its first meeting, which shall be convened by the Chairman of the Congress, the Council of Administration shall elect four Vice-Chairmen from among its members and draw up its rules of procedure. 8 On convocation by its Chairman, the Council of Administration shall meet once a year in the principals Office, at Union headquarters. 9 the Chairman, the Vice-Chairmen and the Committee Chairmen of the Council of Administration and the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Working Party shall form the Management Committee. This Committee shall prepare and direct the work of each session of the Council of Administration. It shall approve, on behalf of the Council of Administration, the biennial report prepared by the International Bureau on the work of the Union and it shall take on any other tasks which the Council of Administration decide to assign to it or the need for which «arise in the course of the strategic planning process. 10 the representatives of each of the members of the Council of Administration participating in its meetings, except for meetings which take place during the Congress, shall be entitled to reimbursemen of the cost of either an economy class return air ticket or first class return rail ticket, or expense incurred for the travel by any other means subject to the condition that this amount does not exceeds 100 the price of the economy class return ticket. The same entitlement shall be granted to each member of the it Committee, Working Parties or other bodies when these meet outside Congress and the sessions of the Council. 11 the Chairman of the Postal Operations Council shall be the body at a represen meetings of the Council of Administration on the agenda of which there are questions of interest to the body which he directs. 12 the Chairman of the Consultative Committee shall be ATA meetings represen it of the Council of Administration when the agenda contains questions of interest to the Consultative Committee. 13 the effective Liason between ensur It the work of the two bodies, the Postal Operations Council may attend the Council designat representative of Administration meetings as observer. 14 the postal administration of the country in which the Council of Administration shall be invited the meets take part in the meeting in the capacity of observer, if that country is not a member of the Council of Administration. 15 the Council of Administration may invite any international body, any representative of an association or enterprise, or any qualified person whom it wishes to associate with it works it in meetings, without the right to vote. It may also invite, under the same conditions, one or more postal administration of member countries concerned with questions on its agenda. 16 If they so request, the following observer may participat in the plenary sessions and Committee meetings of the Council of Administration, without the right to vote: 16.1 members of the Postal Operations Council; 16.2 members of the Consultative Committee; 16.3 intergovernmental organizations interested in the work of the Council of Administration; 16.4 other member countries of the Union. 17 For logistical reasons, the Council of Administration may limit the number of attendee per observer participating. It may also limit their right to speak during the debate. the 18 members of the Council of Administration shall take an active part in its work. The observer for may, at their request, be allowed to cooperate in the studies undertaken, subject to such conditions as the Council may establish to ensur the efficiency and effectiveness of its work. They may also be invited to chair Working Parties and project teams when their experience or expertise to justif it. The participation of the observer shall be carried out by without additional expense for the Union. 19 In the exceptional, the observer may be circumstanc excluded from a meeting or portions of a meeting (a) or may have their right to receive documents restricted if the confidentiality of the subject of the meeting or document so requires. This restriction may be decided on a case-by-case basis by any body concerned or its Chair. The case-by-case situation shall be reported to the Council of the Administration and to the Postal Operations Council when matters of interest to the Postal Operations Council are concerned. If it will not consider this, the Council of Administration cessary may subsequently review the restriction, in consultation with the Postal Operations Council where appropriate. Article 103 Information on the activities of the Council of Administration 1 After each session, the Council of Administration shall inform the member countries of the Union, the Restricted Unions and the members of the Consultative Committee about its activities by sending them, inter alia, (a) the summary records and its resolution and decision. 2 the Council of Administration shall make the Congress a comprehensive report on its work and send it to the postal administration of the member countries of the Union and the members of the Consultative Committee at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Article 104 Composition, functioning and meetings of the Postal Operations Council (const. 18) 1 the Postal Operations Council shall consis of forty members who shall exercise their functions during the period between successive of the Congress. 2 the members of the Council shall be elected the Postal operations by Congress on the basis of qualified distribution location. Twenty-four seats shall be reserved for developing countries and sixteen seats for developed countries. At least one third of the members shall be renewed stands out among the at each Congress. 3 Each member of the Postal Operations Council shall be appoin its representative, who shall have responsibilities for delivering services mentioned in the acts of the Union. 4 the operational expense of the Postal Operations Council shall be borne by the Union. Its members shall not receive any payment. Travelling and living expense incurred by the represen-tativ of postal administration is participating in the Postal Operations Council shall be borne by those administration. However, the representatives of each of the countries considered to be disadvantaged according to the lists established by the United Nations shall, except for meetings which take place during the Congress, be entitled to reimbursemen of the price of an economy class return air ticket or first class return rail ticket, or expense incurred for travel by any of the other means, subject to the condition that this amount does not exceeds 100 the price of the economy class return air ticket. 5 At its first meeting, which shall be convened and opened by the Chairman of the Congress, the Postal Operations Council shall choose from among its members a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, the Committee Chairmen and the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Working Party. 6 the Postal Operations Council shall draw up its rules of procedure. 7 In principle, the Postal Operations Council shall meet every year at Union headquarters. The date and place of the meeting shall be fixed by its Chairman in agreement with the Chairman of the Council of Administration and the Director-General of the International Bureau. 8 the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman and the Committee Chairmen of the Postal Operations Council and the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Working Party shall form the Management Committee. This Committee shall prepare and direct the work of each meeting of the Postal Operations Council and take on all the tasks which the latter decide to assign to it or the need for which «arise in the course of the strategic planning process. 9 the function of the Postal Operations Council shall be the following: 9.1 to conduct the study of the most important operational, commercial, technical, economic and technical cooperation which are the problems of interest to the postal administration of all member countries, including questions with major financial repercussions (charges, terminal charges, transit of the sow, the rates, parcel conveyanc airmail-post rates, and the posting abroad of letter-post items) , and to prepare information, opinion and recommendations for action on them; 9.2 to revisit the regulations of the Union within six months following the end of the Congress unless the latter decide otherwise for; in the case of urgent cessity, not the Postal Operations Council may also amend the said regulations at other sessions; in both cases, the operations Council shall be subject to the Council of Administration guidance on matters of fundamental policy and principals; 9.3 it is practical measure of line for the development and improvement of international postal services; 9.4 it take, subject to Council approval of Administration within the framework of the latter's competence, any action considered to safeguard and enhance cessary not the quality of and to upgrade the international postal service; 9.5 the Office proposals which shall be formulat submitted for the approval either of Congress or of the postal administration in accordanc with article 125; the approval of the Council of Administration is required when these proposals concern questions within the latter's competence; 9.6 examin it, at the request of the postal administration of a member country, any proposal which the postal administration forwards to you the International Bureau under article 124, their observations on it and prepare it to instruct the International Bureau the annex these observations to the proposal before submitting it for approval to the postal administration of member countries; recommend it, if not cessary 9.7, and where appropriate after approval by the Council of Administration and consultation of all the postal administration, the adoption of regulations or of a new procedure until such time as Congress takes a decision in the matter; 9.8 to prepare and issue, in the form of recommendations of the postal administration, standards for technological, operational and other processes within its competence where uniformity of practice is essential; It shall similarly issue, as required, amendments to the standard it has already set; 9.9 the examin in consultation with and with the approval of the Council of Administration, the draft Strategic Plan drawn up by the International Bureau for considerations by Congress; revisit it each year the Plan approved by Congress with the assistance of the Strategic Planning Working Party and of the International Bureau as well as with the approval of the Council of Administration; 9.10 it approve of those parts of the annual report on the work of the Union prepared by the International Bureau which concern the responsibilities and functions of the Postal Operations Council; 9.11 the decide on the contacts to be established with the postal administration in order to carry out its functions; 9.12 the study and vocational training the teaching problems of interest to the new and developing countries; 9.13 the cessary to take steps to study and publiciz the experiments and progress made by certain countries in the technical, operational, economic and vocational training fields of interest to the postal services; 9.14 it study the present position and needs of the postal services in the new and developing countries and to prepare appropriate recommendations on ways and means of improving the postal services in those countries; 9.15 to take, in consultation with the Council of Administration, appropriate steps in the sphere of technical cooperation with all member countries of the Union and in particular with the new and developing countries; 9.16 examin it any other questions submitted to it by a member of the Postal Operations Council, by the Council of Administration or by any postal administration of a member country; 9.17 to receive and discuss the reports as well as recommendations from the Consultative Committee and, when matters of interest to the Postal Operations Council are involved, they examin and comment on the recommendations from the Consultative Committee for submission to Congress; 9.18 the designat the members that will serve as members of the Consultative Committee. 10 On the basis of the Strategic Plan adopted by Congress of the RIVER and, in particular the part relating to the strategies of the permanent bodies of the Union, the Postal Operations Council shall, at its first session after Congress, prepare a draft work programme, containing a basic number of tactics aimed at implementing strategies. This basic work programme, which shall include a limited number of projects on topical subjects of common interest, shall be revised annually in the light of the new realit and allocation, as well as of changes made to the Strategic Plan. 11 In order to ensur is effective Liason between the work of the two bodies, the Council of Administration may attend the representative designat Postal Operations Council meetings as observer. 12 If they so request, the following observer may participat in the plenary sessions and Committee meetings of the Postal Council, does the Op without the right to vote: 12.1 members of the Council of Administration; 12.2 members of the Consultative Committee; 12.3 intergovernmental organizations interested in the work of the Postal Operations Council; 12.4 other member countries of the Union. 13 For logistical reasons, the Postal Operations Council may limit the number of attendee per observer participating. It may also limit their right to speak during the debate. the 14 members of the Postal Operations Council shall take an active part in its work. The observer for may, at their request, be allowed to cooperate in the studies undertaken, subject to such conditions as the Council may establish to ensur the efficiency and effectiveness of its work. They may also be invited to chair Working Parties and project teams when their experience or expertise to justif it. The participation of the observer shall be carried out by without additional expense for the Union. 15 In exceptional circumstanc observer may be excluded from a meeting or portions of a meeting (a) or may have their right to receive documents restricted if the confidentiality of the subject of the meeting or document so requires. This restriction may be decided on a case-by-case basis by any body concerned or its Chair. The case-by-case situation shall be reported to the Council of the Administration and to the Postal Operations Council. If it will not consider this, the Council of Administration cessary may, in consultation with the Postal Operations Council, subsequently review the restriction where appropriate. 16, the Chairman of the Consultative Committee shall be that organization at represen meetings of the Postal Operations Council when the agenda contains questions of interest to the Consultative Committee. 17 the Postal Operations Council may invite the following to take part in its meetings without the right to vote: 17.1 any international body or any qualified person whom it wishes to associate with it works; 17.2 the postal administration of member countries not belonging to the Postal Operations Council; 17.3 any association or enterprise that it wishes to consult with respect to its work. Article 105 Information on the activities of the Postal Operations Council After each session, 1 the Postal Operations Council shall notify to the member countries of the Union, the Restricted Unions and the members of the Consultative Committee about its activities by sending them, inter alia, (a) the summary records and its resolution and decision. 2 the Postal Operations Council shall prepare for the Council of Administration an annual report on its work. 3 the Postal Operations Council shall make the Congress a comprehensive report on its work and send it to the postal administration of the member countries of the Union and the members of the Consultative Committee at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Article 106 Composition, functioning and meetings of the Consultative Committee 1 the aim of the Consultative Committee shall be their represen the interests of the wider international postal sector, and to provide a framework for effective dialogue between enterprise. It shall be of the non-consis governmental organizations representing customers, delivery service prov fits, organizations of workers, suppliers of goods and services to the postal services sector and like organizations of individual and companies which have an interest in international postal services. Where such organizations are registered, they must be registered in a member country of the Union. The Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council shall designat the members of their respectiv Council as members of the Consultative Committee. Apart from the members designated by the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council, membership in the Consultative Committee shall be determined through a process of application and acceptance by the Council of Administration ", carried out in accordanc with article 2 102.6.31 Each member of the Consultative Committee shall be appoin its own representative. 3 the operational costs of the Consultative Committee shall be shared by the Union and the members of the Committee as determined by the Council of Administration. 4 the members of the Consultative Committee shall not receive remuneration or any other compensation. 5 the Consultative Committee shall reorganize itself after each of the Congress in accordanc with the framework established by the Council of Administration. The Chairman of the Council of Administration shall presid at the organizational meeting of the Consultative Committee, which shall elect its Chairman at that meeting. 6 the Consultative Committee shall be the internal organization and determin it shall draw up its own rules of procedure, taking into account the general principles of the Union and subject to the concurrence of the Council of Administration after having consulted the Postal Operations Council. 7 the Consultative Committee shall meet twice annually. In principle, the meetings will be held at Union headquarters at the same time as meetings of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council. The date and location of each meeting shall be fixed by the Chairman of the Consultative Committee in agreement with the Chairmen of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council and the Director-General of the International Bureau. 8 the Consultative Committee shall establish its own programme within the framework of the following functions: 8.1 to examin the documents and reports of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council. In the exceptional, the circumstanc right to receive certain texts and documents may be restricted if the confidentiality of the subject of the meeting or document so requires. This restriction may be decided on a case-by-case basis by any body concerned or its Chairman. The case-by-case situation shall be reported to the Council of Administration, it and to the Postal Operations Council when matters of interest to the Postal Operations Council are concerned. If it will not consider this, the Council of Administration cessary may subsequently review the restriction, in consultation with the Postal Operations Council, where appropriate; 8.2 the conduct of studies and debate issues of importanc to the Consultative Committee's members; 8.3 to consider issues of the postal services sector regimes and issue reports on such issues; 8.4 to provide input to the work of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council, including submitting reports and recommendations and giving opinion at the request of the two Councils; 8.5 to make recommendations to Congress, subject to the approval of the Council of Administration and, when matters of interest to the Postal Operations Council are involved, subject to examination and comment by the Postal Operations Council. 9 the Chairman of the Council of Administration and the Chairman of the Postal Operations Council shall be those represen bodies at meetings of the Consultative Committee when the agenda of such meetings contains questions of interest to those bodies. 10 In order to ensur is effective liason with the bodies of the Union, the Consultative Committee may attend the meetings of designat representative of Administration, and the Postal Operations Council, and their committees, sharp observer of respectiv without the right to vote. 11 If they so request, members of the Consultative Committee may attend plenary sessions and Committee meetings of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council in accordanc with articles 104.12 102.16 and. They may also participat in the work of project teams and working groups under the terms established under articles and 104.14 102.18. Members of the Consultative Committee may attend Congress as observer without the right to vote. 12 If they so request, the following observer may participat in the sessions of the Consultative Committee, without the right to vote: 12.1 members of the Postal Operations Council and the Council of Administration; 12.2 intergovernmental organizations interested in the work of the Consultative Committee; 12.3 Restricted Unions; 12.4 other member countries of the Union. 13 For logistical reasons, the Consultative Committee may limit the number of attendee per observer participating. It may also limit their right to speak during the debate. 14 In exceptional circumstanc observer may be excluded from a meeting or portions of a meeting (a) or may have their right to receive documents restricted if the confidentiality of the subject of the meeting or document so requires. This restriction may be decided on a case-by-case basis by any body concerned or its Chair. The case-by-case situation shall be reported to the Council of the Administration and to the Postal Operations Council when matters of interest to the Postal Operations Council are concerned. If it will not consider this, the Council of Administration cessary may subsequently review the restriction, in consultation with the Postal Operations Council where appropriate. 15 the International Bureau, under the responsibility of the Director-General, shall provide the Secretariat for the Consultative Committee. Article 107 Informations on the activities of the Consultative Committee 1 After each session, the Consultative Committee shall inform the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council of its activities by sending it to the Chairmen of those bodies, inter alia, (a) the summary records of its meetings and its recommendations and views. 2 the Consultative Committee shall make to the Council of Administration an annual activity report, with a copy to the Postal Operations Council. This report shall be included in the documentation of the Council of Administration that is provided to member countries of the Union and Restricted Unions, in accordanc with article 103.3 the Consultative Committee shall make the Congress a comprehensive report on its work and send it to the postal administration of the member countries of the Union at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Article 108 rules of procedure of Congress (const. 14) 1 For the organization of its work and the conduct of its debates, Congress shall apply the rules of procedure of Congress. 2 Each Congress may amend these rules under the condition laid down in the rules of procedure themselves. Article 109 Working languages of the International Bureau to the working languages of the International Bureau shall be French and English. Article 110 languages used for documentation, for debate and for the official 1 correspondenc For the documentation of the Union, the French, English, Arabic and Spanish languages shall be used. The Chinese, German, Portuguese and Russian languages shall also be used provided that only the most important basic documentation is produced in these languages. Other languages may also be used on condition that the member countries which have made the request shall bear all of the costs involved. 2 the member country or countries which have requested a language other than the official language constitut a language group. 3 Documentation shall be published by the International Bureau in the official language and in the languages of the duly constituted language group, either directly or through the intermediary of the regional Office of those groups in conformity with the procedures agreed with the International Bureau. Publications in the different languages shall be effected in accordanc with a common standard. 4 Documentation published directly by the International Bureau shall, as far as possible, be distributed simultaneously in the different languages requested. 5 Correspondenc between the postal administration and the International Bureau and between the latter and outside entities to be exchanged in any Maya language for which the International Bureau has available a translation service. 6 the costs of translation into any language, including those resulting from the application of paragraph 5, shall be borne by the language group which has asked for that language. The member countries using the official language shall pay, in respect of the translation of the non-official documents, a contribution, the sum waded-the amount of which shall be the per unit contribution same as that borne by the member countries using the other International Bureau working language. All other costs involved in the supply of documents shall be borne by the Union. The ceiling of the costs to be borne by the Union for the production of documents in Chinese, German, Portuguese and Russian shall be fixed by a Congress resolution. 7 the costs to be borne by a language groups shall be divided among the members of that group in proportion to their contributions to the expense of the Union. These costs may be divided among the members of the language group according to another system, provided that the countries concerned agree to it and shall notify the International Bureau of their decision through the intermediary of the spokesman of the group. 8 the International Bureau shall give effect to any change in the choice of language requested by a member country after a period which shall not exceeds 100 two years. 9 For the discussions at meetings of the Union ' s bodies, the French, English, Spanish and Russian languages shall be admissibl, by means of a system of interpretation – with or without electronic equipment, the choice being left to the judgement of the organizer of the meeting after consultation with the Director-General of the International Bureau and the member countries concerned. 10 Other languages shall be admissibl likewis for the discussion and meetings mentioned in paragraph 9.11 Delegation using other languages shall arrang for simultaneous interpretation into one of the languages mentioned in paragraph 9, either by the system indicated in the same paragraph, when the cessary technical modifications can be made, or by individual interpreters. 12 the costs of the interpretation services shall be shared among the member countries using the same language in proportion to their contributions to the expense of the Union. However, the costs of installing and maintaining the technical equipment shall be borne by the Union. 13 Postal administration may come to an understanding about the language to be used for official correspondenc in their relations with one another. In the absence of such an understanding the language to be used shall be French.

Chapter II International Bureau article 111 Election of the Director-General and Deputy Director-General of the International Bureau 1 the Director-General and the Deputy Director-General of the International Bureau shall be elected by the Congress for the period between two successive of the Congress, the minimum duration of their term of Office being four years. Their term of Office shall be renewable once only. Unless the Congress decide otherwise, of the date on which they take up their duties shall be fixed at 1 January of the year following that in which the Congress is held. 2 At least seven days before the opening of the Congress, the Director-General of the International Bureau shall send a memorandum to the Governments of member countries inviting them to submit their applications, if any, for the posts of Director-General and Deputy Director-General and indicating at the same time whethers the Director-General and Deputy Director-General in the Office with the interested in a renewal of their initial term of Office. The application, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must reach the International Bureau for at least two months before the opening of the Congress. The candidate must be of a national of the member countries which put them forward. The International Bureau shall prepare the election documents for Congress. The election of the Director-General and that of the Deputy Director-General shall take place by secret ballot, the first election for the post of being the Director-General. 3 If the post of Director-General falls vacant, the Deputy Director-General shall take over the functions of Director-General until the expiry of the latter's term of Office; He shall be eligible for election to that post and shall automatically be accepted as a candidate, provided that his initial term of Office as Deputy Director-General has not already been renewed stands out among once by the preceding Congress and that he declare his interest in the being considered as a candidate for the post of Director-General. 4 If the posts of Director-General and Deputy Director-General falls vacant at the same time, the Council of Administration shall elect, on the basis of the applications received following notification of the ranges, a Deputy Director-General for the period extending up to the next Congress. With regards to the submission of applications, paragraph 2 shall apply by analogy. 5 If the post of Deputy Director-General falls vacant, the Council of Administration shall, on the proposal of the Director-General to instruct one of the grade D Director at the International Bureau to take over the functions of Deputy Director-General until the following Congress. Article 112 duties of the Director-General the Director-General 1 shall organize, administer and direct the International Bureau, of which he is the legal representative. He shall be empowered to classify posts in grades G to D 2 and 1, and promote their appoin official in those grades. For appointments in grades P 1 D 2, he shall consider the professional qualifications of the candidate's recommended by the postal administration of the member countries of which the candidate with a national or in which they exercise their professional activities, taking into account equitable distribution with respect to their location and language of the continent. (D) as far as 2 posts shall be filled by the candidate's possible from different regions and from other regions than those from which the Director-General and Deputy Director-General, bearing in mind the originat the paramount considerations of the efficiency of the International Bureau. In the case of posts requiring special qualifications, the Director-General may seek applications from outside. He shall also consider, for the appointment of a new official, that, in principle, a person occupying the grade D 1 and D 2 P 5 posts must be nationals of different member countries of the Union. For the promotion of an official of the International Bureau of their grades, D 1 and D 2 P 5, he shall not be bound to apply that principle. Moreover, the requirements of equitable distribution location and language shall rank behind the merit in the recruitment process. The Director-General shall inform the Council of Administration once a year of appointments and promotions in grades P 4 D 2.2 the Director-General shall have the following duties: 2.1 to act as depositary of the acts of the Union and as intermediary in the procedure of accession and admissions and withdrawals from the Union it; 2.2 it notify the decision taken by Congress to all the Governments of the member countries; 2.3 notify all the postal administration of the regulations drawn up or revised by the Postal Operations Council; 2.4 to prepare the draft annual budget of the Union at the lowest possible level consistent with the requirements of the Union and to submit it in due course to the Council of Administration for considerations; to communicate the budget to the member countries of the Union, after approval by the Council of Administration and to execute it; 2.5 it execute the specific activities requested by the bodies of the Union and those assigned to him by the acts; 2.6 it take action to achieve the objective set by the the bodies of the Union, within the framework of the established policy and the funds available; 2.7 to submit suggestions and proposals to the Council of Administration or to the Postal Operations Council; 2.8 following the close of the Congress, to submit proposals to the Postal Operations Council concerning changes to the regulations required as a result of the Congress decision, in accordanc with the rules of Procedure of the Postal Operations Council; 2.9 to prepare, for the Postal Operations Council and on the basis of directives issued by the latter, the draft Strategic Plan to be submitted to Congress and the draft annual revision; 2.10 to ensur the representation of the Union; 2.11 it act as an intermediary in relations between: – the UP and the Restricted Unions; – the UP and the United Nations; – the UP and the international organizations whose activities are of interest to the Union; – the UP and the international organization or the association or enterprises that the bodies of the Union wish to consult or associate with their work; 2.12 to assume the duties of the Secretary-General of the bodies of the Union and in this capacity supervis and taking into account the special provision of these General regulations, in particular: – the preparation and organization of the work of the Union's bodies; -the preparation, production and distribution of documents, reports and minutes; – the functioning of the Secretariat at meetings of the Union's bodies; 2.13 to attend the meetings of the bodies of the Union and take part in the discussion without the right to vote, with the possibility of being represented. Article 113 duties of the Deputy Director-General 1 the Deputy Director-General shall assist the Director-General and shall be responsible to him. 2 If the Director-General is absent or prevented from discharging his duties, the Deputy Director-General shall exercise his functions. The same shall apply in the case of a vacancy in the post of Director-General as mentioned in the article 111.3. Article 114 secretariat of the Union's bodies (const. 14, 15, 17, 18) the Secretariat of the Union's bodies shall be provided by the International Bureau under the responsibility of the Director-General. It shall send all the documents published on the occasion of each session to the postal administration of the members of the body, to the postal administration of countries which, while not members of the body, to cooperate in the studies undertaken, Restricted to the Union and the postal administration of other member countries which ask for them. The article list of 115 member countries (const. 2) the International Bureau shall prepare and keep up to date the list of member countries of the Union, showing their contribution class, therein their location and their position with respect to the group to the acts of the Union. Article 116 Information. Opinion. Requests for interpretation and amendment of the Acta. Inquires. Role in the settlement of accounts (const. 20; Gen 124, 125, 126 regs) (1) the International Bureau shall at all times be at the disposal of the Council of Administration, the Postal Operations Council and the postal administration for the purpose of supplying them with any information on cessary not questions relating to the service. 2 In particular it shall collect, collate, publish and distribute all kind of information of interest to the international postal service, give an opinion, at the request of the parties involved, on the questions in dispute, to act on requests for interpretation and amendment of the acts of the Union and, in general, carry out such studies and editorial or documentary works as the assigned to it by those acts or as may be referred to it in the interest of the Union. 3 It shall also conduct requested by the postal administration to inquire to obtain the views of other postal administration on a particular question. The result of an inquiry shall not have the status of a vote and shall not be formally binding. 4 It may act as a clearing house in the settlement of accounts of all kind of relating to the postal service. Article 117 Technical cooperation (const. 1) the International Bureau shall develop postal technical assistance in all its forms within the framework of international technical cooperation. Article 118 forms supplied by the International Bureau (const. 20) the International Bureau shall be responsible for arranging the manufacture of international reply coupons and for supplying them, at cost, in the postal administration ordering them. Article 119 acts of Restricted Unions and Special agreements (const. 8) 1 two cop of the Acta of the Restricted Unions and of Special agreements concluded under article 8 of the Constitution shall be sent to the International Bureau by the Office of such unions, or, failing that, by one of the contracting parties. 2 the International Bureau shall see that the Acta of Restricted Unions and Special agreements do not include conditions less than a favourabl to the public those which are provided for in the acts of the Union and shall inform the postal administration of the existenc of such unions and agreements. The International Bureau shall notify the Council of Administration of any irregularity discovered through applying this provision. Article 120 Union periodical the International Bureau shall publish, with the aid of the documents made available to it, a periodical in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Article 121 (const. 20; Gen regs 102.6.17) Biennial report on the work of the Union, the International Bureau shall make a biennial report on the work of the Union, which shall be sent, after approval by the Council of Administration, the postal administration, the Restricted Unions and the United Nations. Chapter III procedure for the submission and considerations of proposals article 122 procedure for submitting proposals to Congress (const. 29) 1 subject to the exception provided for in paragraphs 2 and 5, the following procedure shall govern the submission of proposals of all kind to Congress by the postal administration of member countries: a) proposals which reach the International Bureau for at least six months before the date fixed for the Congress shall be accepted; (b) (b) of the proposal shall be drafting) accepted during the period of six months preceding the date fixed for the Congress; (c) proposals of substance) which reach the International Bureau in the interval between six and four weeks before the date fixed for the Congress shall not be accepted unless a ut300r2u supported by at least two postal administration; (d) proposals of substance) which reach the International Bureau in the interval between four and two weeks preceding the date fixed for the Congress shall not be accepted unless a ut300r2u supported by at least eight postal administration; proposals which arrive after that time shall no longer be accepted; (e) declarations of support) shall reach the International Bureau within the same period as the proposals to which they refer. 2 proposals concerning the Constitution or the General regulations shall reach the International Bureau not later than six months before the opening of the Congress; any received after that date but before the opening of the Congress shall not be considered unless the Congress so decide by a majority of two-thirds of the countries represented at the Congress and unless the condition laid down in paragraph 1 are fulfilled. 3 Every proposal must, as a rule, have only one aim and contain only the changes justified by that aim. 4 Drafting proposals shall be headed "Drafting proposals" by the postal administration of which submit them and shall be published by the International Bureau under a number followed by the letter R. Proposals which do not bear this indication but which, in the opinion of the International Bureau, deal only with drafting points shall be published with an appropriate annotations; the International Bureau shall draw up a list of these proposals for Congress. 5 the procedure prescribed in paragraphs 1 and 4 shall not apply either to their proposals concerning the rules of procedure of Congress or their amendments to proposals already made. Article 123 procedure for submitting proposals to the Postal Operations Council concerning the preparation of new regulations in the light of the decision taken by Congress 1 the regulations of the Universal Postal Convention and the Postal payment services agreement shall be drawn up by the Postal Operations Council in the light of the decision taken by Congress. 2 proposals the proposed amendments are consequential on the Convention or the Postal payment services agreement shall be submitted to the International Bureau simultaneously with the Congress proposal to which they relate. They may be submitted by a single postal administration of a member country without the support of other postal administration of member countries. Such proposals shall be distributed to all member countries of the later than one month prior to the Congress. 3 Other proposals concerning the regulations for considerations by the Postal Operations Council in its preparation of the new regulations within the six months following the Congress shall be submitted to the International Bureau for at least two months prior to the Congress. 4 proposals concerning changes to the regulations required as a result of the Congress decision that are submitted by the postal administration of member countries must reach the International Bureau from later than two months before the opening of the Postal Operations Council. Such proposals shall be distributed to all member countries of the later than one month prior to the opening of the Postal Operations Council. Article 124 the procedure for submitting proposals between Congress (const. 29; Gen regs 116) 1 To be eligible for considerations every proposal concerning the Convention or the agreements submitted by a postal administration between the Congress shall be supported by at least two other postal administration. Such proposals shall lapse if the International Bureau does not receive, at the same time, the number of declarations of cessary support. 2 these proposals shall be sent to other postal administration through the intermediary of the International Bureau. 3 proposals concerning the regulations shall not require support but shall not be considered by the Postal Operations Council unless the latter agree to the urgent cessity not. Article 125 Considerations of proposals between the Congress (const. 29; Gen 1 116, 124 regs) Every proposal concerning the Convention, the agreements and their Final protocols shall be subject to the following procedure: where a postal administration of a member country has sent a proposal to the International Bureau, the latter shall forward it to all the postal administration of member countries for examination. They shall be allowed a period of two months in which to examin the proposal and forward any observations to the International Bureau. The amendments shall not be admissibl. Once these two months have elapsed, the International Bureau shall forward to the postal administration of member countries all the observations it has received and invite each postal administration of a member country to vote for or against the proposal. The postal administration of member countries that have not sent in their votes within a period of two months shall be considered to have abstained. The aforementioned period shall be reckoned from the date of the International Bureau circular. 2 proposals for amending the regulations shall be deal with by the Postal Operations Council. 3 If the proposal relate to an agreement or its Final Protocol, only the postal administration of member countries which are parties to that agreement may take part in the procedure described in paragraph 1. Article 126 Notification of decision adopted by Congress (between const. 29; Gen regs Amendments 124, 125) 1 made to the Convention, the agreements and the Final Protocol to those acts shall be sanctioned by a notification thereof to the Governments of member countries by the Director-General of the International Bureau. 2 Amendments made to the regulations and their Final Protocol by the Postal Operations Council shall be communicated by the postal administration of the International Bureau. The same shall apply to the interpretation of the referred to in the article of the Convention and 36.3.2 in the òàæó provision of the agreements. Article 127 Entry into force of the regulations and of the others adopted between Congress's Albert 1 the regulations shall come into force on the same date and shall have the same duration as the Acta will let down by Congress. 2 subject to paragraph 1, the decision on amending the acts of the Union adopted between the Congress of which shall not take effect until at least three months after their notification. Chapter IV finance article 128 Fixing and regulation of the expenditure of the Union (const. 22) (1) subject to the provision of paragraph 2 to 6, the annual expenditure of the relating to the activities of bodies of the Union may note the following sum exceeds 100 for 2005 and subsequent years: 37,000,000 Swiss franc for the years 2005 to 2008. The basic limit for 2008 shall also apply to the following years in case the Congress scheduled for 2008 is postponed. 2 the adjustments is relating to the convening of the next Congress (travelling expense of the Secretariat, transport charges, the cost of installing simultaneous interpretation equipment, the cost of reproducing documents during the Congress, etc.) shall not limit of 2,900,000 12 the Swiss franc. 3 the Council of Administration shall be authorized to limit 12 the let down in paragraphs 1 and 2 to take account of the increase in salary scales, pension contributions or allowance, including post adjustments, approved by the United Nations for applications to its staff working in Geneva. 4 the Council of Administration shall also be authorized to adjust, each year, the amount of expenditure other than that relating to staff on the basis of the Swiss consumer price index. 5 Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the Council of Administration, or in the case of extreme urgency, the Director-General may, in the prescribed limit authoriz to be exceeded to meet the cost of major and unforeseen repairs to the International Bureau building, provided however that the amount of the increase does not exceeds 100 125.000 Swiss franc per ann. 6 If the credits authorized in paragraphs 1 and 2 of the prov inadequat ensur the smooth running of the Union, these limits may only be exceeded with the approval of the majority of the member countries of the Union. Any consultation shall include (a) a complete description of the facts justifying such a request. 7 countries which accede to the Union or the admitted to the status of members of the Union as well as those which leave the Union shall pay their contributions for the whole of the year during which their withdrawals of admissions or become effective. 8 Member countries shall pay their contributions to the Union's annual expenditure in advance on the basis of the budget passed down by the Council of Administration. These contributions shall be paid not later than the first day of the financial year to which the budget refer. After that date, the sum due shall be chargeabl with interest in favour of the Union at the rate of 3% per ann forum for the first six months and of 6% per month of Anna from the seventh. 9 where the arrear of mandatory contributions, not including interest, owed table to the Union by a member country with equal to or more than the amount of the contribution of that country for the members the two preceding financial years, such member may irrevocably assign to the countrys Union all or part of the credits owed table it by other member countries, in accordanc with the arrangements laid down by the Council of Administration. The condition of this assignment of credit shall be determined by the agreement reached between the member country, it has/debtor and preparing the Union. 10 A member country which, for legal or other reasons, cannot make such assignment shall undertak to conclud a schedule for the amortization of it in arrear. 11 Other than in exceptional circumstanc, recovery of arrear of mandatory contributions owed table to the Union may not extend over more than ten years. 12 In the exceptional, the Council of circumstanc Administration may release a member country from all or part of the interest owed table if that country has paid the full amount of its debt capital in arrear. 13 A member country may also be released, within the framework of an amortization schedule, approved by the Council of Administration for the it accounts in arrear, from all or part of the interest or the accumulated accru; such release shall, however, be subject to the full and punctual execution of the amortization schedule, within an agreed period of ten years at the most. 14 To cover shortfall in Union financing, a reserve Fund shall be established the amount of which shall be fixed by the Council of Administration. This Fund shall be maintained primarily from budget surplus. It may also be used to balance the budget or to reduce the amount of member countries ' contributions. 15 As regards the temporary financing shortfall, the Government of the Swiss Confederations shall make the cessary short-term advance, on conditions which are to be fixed by mutual agreement. That Government shall supervis, without charge, book-keeping and accounting of the International Bureau within the limits of the credits fixed by Congress. Article 129 Automatic sanctions 1 Any member country unable to make the assignment provided for in article 128.9 and which does not agree to submit to an amortization schedule proposed by the International Bureau in accordanc with article 128.10, or which does not comply with such a schedule shall automatically lose its right to vote at the Congress and at meetings of the Council of Administration and the Postal Operations Council and shall no longer be eligible for membership of these two Council. 2 Automatic sanctions shall be lifted as a matter of course and with immediate effect as soon as the member country concerned has paid its arrear of mandatory contributions owed table to the Union, in capital and interest, or has agreed to submit to a schedule for the amortization of the arrear. Article 130 Contributions classes (const. 21; Gen regs, 128 115) 1 Member countries shall contribute defraying the expense of the Union according to the contributions to which they belong is a class. These classes shall be the following: class of 50 units; class of 45 units; class of 40 units; a class of 35 units; class of 30 units; class of 25 units; class of 20 units; class of 15 units; class of 10 units; class of 5 units; class of 3 units; class of 1 unit; class of 0.5 unit, reserved for the least advanced countries as listed by the United Nations and for other countries designated by the Council of Administration. 2 Notwithstanding the contribution classes listed in paragraph 1, any member country may elect to contribute more than 50 units. 3 Member countries shall be included in one of the above-mentioned contributions upon their admission of class or accession to the Union in accordanc with the procedure put down in article 21.4 of the Constitution. 4 Member countries may subsequently change contribution class on condition that this change is communicated to the International Bureau for at least two months before the opening of the Congress. This notification, which shall be brough to the attention of the Congress, shall take effect on the date of the entry into force of the financial provision has drawn up by Congress. Member countries that have not made known their wish to change contribution class within the required time shall remain in the class to which they belonged up to that time. 5 Member countries may not be insis on being lowered more than one class at a time. 6 vertheles, Not in the exceptional natural disaster such as the circumstanc will cessitating international AIDS program, the Council of Administration may a temporary reduction in contributions authoriz class once between two of the Congress when so requested by a member country if the said member of the establish that it can no longer maintain its contribution at the class originally chosen. In the same, the Council of circumstanc Administration may also a temporary reduction for the authoriz non-least developed countries already in the class of 1 unit by placing them in the class of 0.5 unit. 7 the temporary reduction in contribution class in application of paragraph 5 may be authorized by the Council of Administration for a maximum period of two years or up to the next Congress, whichever is earlier. On expiry of the specified period, the country concerned shall automatically revert to its original contribution class. 8 Notwithstanding paragraphs 4 and 5, changes to a higher class shall not be subject to any restriction. Article 131 payment for supplies from the International Bureau (Gen regs 118) supplies provided by the International Bureau of the postal administration against payment shall be paid for in the the shortes time possible and at the latest within six months from the first day of the month following that in which the account is sent by the Bureau. After that period, the sum due shall be chargeabl with interest in favour of the Union at the rate of 5% per ann reckoned of from the date of expiry of that period.  Chapter V Arbitration article 132 Arbitration Procedure (const. 32) (1) If (a) the dispute has to be settled by arbitration, each of the postal administration of the party to the case shall select a postal administration of a member country not directly involved in the dispute. When the postal administration of the ral himself make common cause, they shall count only as a single administration for the purpose of this provision. 2 If one of the postal administration of the party to the case does not act on a proposal for arbitration within a period of six months, the International Bureau, if so requested, shall call upon itself the defaulting postal administration to an arbitrator or shall itself appoin appoin one ex officio. 3 the parties to the case may agree to appoin a single arbitrator which may be the International Bureau. 4 the decision of the arbitrator shall be taken by a majority of votes (a). 5 In the event of (a) the arbitrator shall select another of the postal administration, not involved in the dispute either, settle the matter. Should they file them agree on the choice, the postal administration shall be appointed by the International Bureau from among postal administration not proposed by the arbitrator. 6 If the dispute concerns one of the agreements, the arbitrator may be appointed only from among the postal administration that are parties to that agreement.  Chapter VI Final provision Article 133 Condition for approval of proposals concerning the General Regulation To become effective, the proposals submitted to Congress relating to these General regulations shall be approved by a majority of the member countries represented at the Congress and having the right to vote. At least two thirds of the member countries of the Union having the right to vote shall be present at the time of voting. Article 134 proposals concerning the agreements with the United Nations (const 9) the condition of approval referred to in article 133 shall apply equally to proposals designed to amend the agreements concluded between the Universal Postal Union and the United Nations, in so far as those agreements do not lay down conditions for the amendment of the provision will they contain. Article 135 Entry into force and duration of the General Regulations of these General regulations shall come into force on 1 January 2006 and shall remain in force for an indefinite period. In witness whereof the plenipotentiar up of the Governments of the member countries have signed these General regulations in a single original which shall be deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau. A copy thereof shall be delivered to each party by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union the. Done at Bucharest, 5 October 2004.     POSTAL payment services agreement contents Chapter I Preliminary provision 1 Purpose of the agreement and products concerned Chapter II Postal money order 2 Definition of the product 3 Depositing of orders 4 charges 5 Obligation of the issuing postal administration 6 Transmission of orders 7 treatment in the destination country 8 Remuneration of the paying postal administration 9 Obligations of the paying postal administration Chapter III Postal transfer 10 Definition of the product Depositing of orders 12 11 charges 13 Obligation of the issuing postal administration 14 Transmission of orders 15 treatment in the destination country 16 Remuneration of the paying postal administration 17 Obligation of the paying postal administration Chapter IV Our accounts, monthly accounts, inquires, 18 Financial relations between liability participating postal administration 19 to 20 Inquires Liability Chapter V Electronic Network 21 General rules Chapter VI miscellaneous provisions 22 Applications to open a giro account abroad Chapter VII Final provision provision of 23 Final Postal payment services agreement the the undersigned, plenipotentiar of the Governments of the member countries of the Union, having regard to article 22.4 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded at Vienna on 10 July 1964, have, by common consent and subject to article 25.4 of the Constitution, drawn up by the following agreement. Chapter I Preliminary provision Article 1 the purpose of the agreement and products concerned 1 this Agreement shall govern all the postal services for the transfer of funds. The contracting countries shall mutually agree on the products in the present agreement which they intends to introduce in their reciprocal relations. 2 Non-postal organizations may, through the participat postal administration, the Giro service or an organization operating a postal funds transfer network governed, in the exchanges by the provision of this agreement. Such organizations shall come to an agreement with the postal administration of their country to their full implementation of all ensur clauss of the agreement and under the agreement shall exercise such rights and perform duties as the postal administration is defined by this agreement. The postal administration shall act as their intermediary in their relations with the postal administration of the other contracting countries and with the International Bureau. A postal administration should not provide financial services as described in this agreement, or should the quality of service not match customer requirements, the postal administration may cooperate with non-postal organizations in that particular country. 3 Member countries shall provide the International Bureau, within six months following the end of the Congress, with the name and address of the governmental body responsible for supervising the postal financial services and the name and address of the operator or the operator to operate the officially designated postal financial services and to fulfil the obligations arising out of the of the acts of the Union on their territory. 3.1 the Member countries shall provide the International Bureau, within six months following the end of the Congress, with the contact details of the personsresponsibl for the operations of the postal financial services and the inquiry service. 3.2 Between Congress, the changes in the governmental bodies and the officiallydesignated operator and the responsible persons should be notified to the International Bureau as soon as possible. 4 the following postal payment products are regulated in the present agreement: postal money orders including 4.1 cash-on-delivery (COD) money order; 4.2 transfer between accounts. 5 Other services can be provided on the basis of bilateral agreements between or among multilaterals, or the postal administration is concerned.  Chapter II Postal money order article 2 Definition of the product 1 Ordinary money order 1.1 the ordering customer hands over funds at a post office counter or orders his account to be debited and requests outpaymen of the full amount without any deduction in "to the paye in cash. 2 Inpaymen the money order 2.1 the ordering customer hands over funds at a post office counter and requests that they be paid without any marbles into the paye's account operated by a postal administration or to an account operated by other financial organizations. 3 Cash-on-delivery money order 3.1 the receiver of a "cash-on-delivery item" hands over funds or orders his account to be debited and requests outpaymen of the full amount without any deduction in "to the sender of the" cash-on-delivery item ". Article 3 the Depositing of orders 1 In the absence of a special agreement, the amount of the postal money order shall be expressed in the currency of the destination country. 2 the issuing postal administration shall fix the conversion rate of its currency into that of the destination country. 3 the maximum amount of the postal money order shall be fixed bilaterally. 4 the issuing postal administration shall be entirely free to specify the documents and methods for depositing the postal money order. If the money order is to be transferred by mail, only the form provided for in the regulations shall be used. Article 4 charges 1 the issuing postal administration shall freely decide the charges to be collected at the time of issue. 2 Postal money order in a contracting country and exchanged between (a) the non-contracting country, through the intermediary of a country party to this agreement, may be subjected by the intermediary postal administration it an additional charge determined by the latter on the basis of the costs generated by the operations it carr out; the amount of this charge shall be agreed upon between the postal administration of concerned and deducted from the amount of the postal money order. However, this charge may be collected from the sender and allocated to the postal administration of the intermediary if the postal administration of the country concerned have so agreed. 3 documents, instruments and payment orders pertaining to transfer of postal funds exchanged between postal administration by the post under the terms of articles 110 and 111 shall be main RL from all charges. Article 5 Obligation of the issuing postal administration postal administration 1 the issuing shall meet the service standard was stipulated in the regulations in order to provide satisfactory services to the customers. Article 6 Transmission of orders 1 Money order exchanges shall be carried out by means of the electronic networks provided for by the International Bureau of the organization of the RIVER or by others. 2 Electronic exchanges shall be carried out by the dispatch sent directly to the paying Office or to an Office of Exchange. The security and the quality of the exchanges must be guaranteed, either by the technical specifications relative to the networks used, or by bilateral agreement between the postal administration. 3 Postal administration may agree to exchange money order by means of paper-based forms, provided for in the regulations, and sent by priority mail. 4 Postal administration may agree to use other means of Exchange. Article 7 treatment in the destination country Postal money orders shall be 1 paid according to the regulations of the destination country. 2 As a general rule, the whole amount of the postal money order shall be paid to the paye; Optional charges may be collected if the latter requests supplementary special services. 3 the validity of the electronic postal money orders shall be fixed according to bilateral agreements. 4 the validity of the paper-based postal money orders shall extend, as a general rule, until the end of the first month following the month of issue. 5 After the period specified above, an unpaid postal money order shall be sent back immediately to the issuing postal administration. Article 8 Remuneration of the paying postal administration 1 For each postal money order paid by the issuing postal administration shall allocate to the paying postal administration (a) remuneration, the rate of which shall be fixed in the regulations. 2 Instead of the flat rate set out in the regulations, the postal administration may agree on different remuneration rates. 3 Transfer of funds made free of charge shall give rise to the from the remuneration. 4 When the postal administration is concerned agree, transfer of funds AIDS exempted from charges by the issuing postal administration may be exempted from the remuneration. Article 9 Obligations of the paying postal administration postal administration 1 the paying shall meet the service standard was stipulated in the regulations in order to provide satisfactory services to the customers.  Chapter III Postal transfer article 10 Definition of the product 1 the holder of a postal account ask for an amount to be debited from his account and credited to the paye's account operated by the postal administration or to another account through the postal administration of the destination country. Article 11 1 of The Depositing the orders amount of the transfer shall be expressed in the currency of the destination country or in any other currency according to agreement between the issuing and receiving postal administration. 2 the issuing postal administration shall fix the conversion rate of its currency into the one of that expressed in the transfer. 3 the amount of the transfers shall be unlimited, unless the postal administration is concerned decide otherwise. 4 the issuing postal administration shall be entirely free to specify the documents and method for the issuing of transfer. Article 12 charges 1 the issuing postal administration shall freely decide the charges to be collected at the time of issue. To this charge, in principal shall add any charges pertaining to special services rendered to the sender. 2 Transfer of funds exchanged between a contracting party and a non-contracting party, through the intermediary of a country party to this agreement, may be subjected by the intermediary administration to an additional amount. The amount of this charge shall be agreed between the administration of concerned and deducted from the amount of the transfer. However, this charge may be collected from the sender and allocated to the administration of the intermediary if the postal administration of the country concerned have so agreed. 3 documents, instruments and payment orders pertaining to postal funds transfer between postal administration by mail exchanged under the terms of articles 110 and 111 shall be main RL from all charges. Article 13 Obligation of the issuing postal administration postal administration 1 the issuing shall meet the service standard was stipulated in the regulations in order to provide satisfactory services to the customers. Article 14 Transmission of orders shall be carried out by the 1 Transfer by means of the electronic networks provided for either by the International Bureau of the organization of the RIVER or by others, on the basis of the technical specifications adopted by the administration is concerned. 2 the security and the quality of the exchanges must be guaranteed, either by the technical specifications relative to the networks used, or by bilateral agreement between the issuing and paying postal administration. 3 Postal administration may agree to Exchange transfer by means of paper-based form, provided for in the regulations, and sent by priority mail. 4 Postal administration may agree to use other means of Exchange. Article 15 treatment in the destination country shall be treated 1 Incoming transfers according to the regulations of the destination country. 2 As a general rule, the fees in the destination country shall be paid for by the beneficiary; However, this charge could be collected from the sender and allocated to the postal administration of the destination country, according to bilateral agreement. Article 16 of the postal administration paying Remuneration 1 For each transfer, the paying postal administration may request payment of an arrival charge. This charge may either be debited to the paye's account or taken care of by the issuing postal administration by debiting it in our account. 2 Transfer of funds made free of charge shall give rise to the from the remuneration. 3 When the postal administration is concerned agree, transfer of funds AIDS exempted from charges by the issuing postal administration may be exempted from the remuneration. Article 17 Obligation of the paying postal administration postal administration 1 the paying shall meet the service standard was stipulated in the regulations in order to provide satisfactory services to the customers.  Chapter IV Our accounts, monthly accounts, inquires, liability article 18 Financial relations between participating postal administration Postal administration of 1 shall agree with one another on the technical methods to be used for settling their debt. 2 Our accounts 2.1 As a general rule, where the postal administration will have a giro institutions, each shall cause to be opened in its name with the òàæó administration (a) our account, by means of which shall be settled mutual claims resulting from debt and exchanges made through the transfer and money order services and any other operations that the postal administration may agree to settle by this means. 2.2 where the postal administration of the destination country does not have a giro system, the Liason account may be opened with another postal administration. 2.3 the Postal administration may agree to settle their financial exchanges through a designated administration by multilaterals agreement. 2.4 If the account is overdrawn, our interest, the rate of which is set out in the regulations, shall be payable on the non in Owings. 2.5 the interest yield on the outstanding balance of the account shall be permitted Liason. 3 Monthly accounts 3.1 In the absence of a Liason account, each paying postal administration shall prepare for each postal administration issuing a monthly account showing the sum paid for the money order. The monthly accounts shall be incorporated, periodically, in a general offset account giving rise to the determination of a balance. 3.2 the settlement of accounts may also be made on the basis of monthly accounts, without offsetting. 4 from the unilateral measure, such as a prohibition of transfer, moratori, etc., may upon the imping provision of this article and those of the regulations stemming therefrom. Article 19 shall be to Inquire into 1 Inquires within a period of six months, entertained from the day after that on which the postal money order was posted or the transfer was executed. 2 Postal administration will shall have the right to collect from customers in regards to inquire charges on their postal money orders or transfers. Article 20 Liability 1 Principles and exten of liability 1.1 the postal administration shall be liabl for the sum paid in at the counter or debited against the payer's account until such time as the money order has been duly paid or the paye's account has been credited. 1.2 the postal administration shall be liabl for any information, erroneo supplied by it which has caused either non-payment or errors in the execution of the transfer of funds. Liability shall extend to errors of conversion and transmission errors. 1.3 the postal administration shall be relieved of all liability: 1.3.1 for delay that may occure in the transmission, dispatch and payment of the instrument and orders; 1.3.2 when, Owings to the destruction of official records by (a) force majeure, they cannot account for the execution of a transfer of funds, unless proof of their liability is otherwise produced; 1.3.3 when the payer has made of the claim within the period prescribed in article 19; 1.3.4 when the prescription period for the money order in the issuing country has expired. 1.4 In the case of a refund, the regardless_of of the reason for it, the amount refunded to the sender may note 12 the amount that he paid in or that was debited from his account. 1.5 Postal administration may also agree among themselves to apply broader conditions of liability suited to the requirements of their internal services. 1.6 the conditions for applying the principles of liability and, in particular, questions of the determination of liability, refund of non in Owings, recourses, time allowed for payment and reimbursemen to the administration that paid the indemnity shall be those falling down in the regulations.  Chapter V Electronic networks article 21 General rules 1 For the transmission of payments by electronic means, the postal administration will use the IR UP network or any other network which permit fast, reliable and secure transfer. 2 UP to electronic financial services shall be regulated between postal administration on the basis of bilateral agreements. The general operating rules for UP to electronic financial services shall be subject to the appropriate provision of the acts of the Union.  Chapter VI miscellaneous provisions article 22 the Application to open a giro account abroad 1 When a giro account or another account is opened abroad, or a financial product is applied for abroad, the postal organizations of the countries party to this Agreement shall agree to provide assistance in the application of those products. 2 the parties may agree bilaterally on the assistance they can provide to each other in the detailed procedure for applications, and on the charges for providing such assistance.  Chapter VII Final provision Article 23 Final provision 1 the Convention shall be applicable, where appropriate, by analogy, in all cases not expressly governed by this agreement. 2 article 4 of the Constitution shall not apply to this agreement. 3 conditions for approval of proposals concerning this agreement and the regulations. 3.1 To become effective, the proposals submitted to Congress relating to this agreement must be approved by a majority of the members present and voting countries which are parties to the agreement and have the right to vote. At least half of these member countries represented at the Congress and having the right to vote must be present at the time of voting. 3.2 To become effective, the proposals relating to the regulations of this Agreement shall be approved by a majority of the members of the Postal Operations Council which the parties to the agreement and have the right to vote. 3.3 It become effective, the proposals introduced between two of Congress relating to this agreement must obtain: two thirds 3.3.1 of the votes, at least one half of the member countries which are parties to the agreement and have the right to vote having taken part in the vote, if they involv the addition of a new provision; 3.3.2 a majority of the votes, at least one half of the member countries which are parties to the agreement and have the right to vote having taken part in the vote, the amendments in involv if they their provision of this agreement; 3.3.3 a majority of the votes, if they involv-interpretation of the provision of this agreement. 3.4 Notwithstanding the provision under 3.3.1, any member country whose national legislation is as yet incompatibl with the proposed addition may, within 90 days from the date of notification of the latter, make a written declaration to the Director General of the International Bureau stating that it is unable to accept the additions. 4 this Agreement shall come into force on 1 January 2006 and shall remain in operation until the entry into force of the acts of the next Congress. In witness whereof, the plenipotentiar to of the Governments of the contracting countries have signed this agreement in a single original which shall be deposited with the Director General of the International Bureau. A copy thereof shall be delivered to each party by the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union the. Done at Bucharest on 5 October 2004. Translation of the CONSTITUTION of the Universal Postal Union (amended by the Tokyo, 1969-1974, Lausanne, Hamburg 1984, 1989, 1994, Washington, Seoul, Beijing, 1999 and the supplementary Protocol to the Bucharest 2004) contents preamble title I guidelines chapter I General provisions article 1. scope and purpose 1 definitions 2 bis. Member States of the Union the Union jurisdiction 3 4. Special relationship 5. Union headquarters 6. the official language of the Union 7. currency 8. Restricted Unions. Special agreements 9. Relations with the United Nations 10. relations with international organizations chapter II the accession or admission to the Union. Withdrawal from the Union 11. accession or admission to the Union. 12. Procedure for withdrawal from the Union. Procedure chapter III organisation of the Union Union structure 13 14. Congress 15. Extraordinary Congress 16. Administrative Conference (deleted) 17. Administrative Council 18. Postal Operations Council 19. specific committees (deletion) International Bureau 20. Chapter IV of the EU finances 21. expenditure of the Union. Contributions from Member States of the Union title II documents Preambula1 to develop communication between peoples, providing efficient postal services, and to promote the noble objectives of international cooperation in the cultural, social and economic field, the Government authorities have adopted this Constitution, which shall be subject to ratification. The Union's mission is to promote efficient and accessible universal postal service quality and sustainable development, to facilitate communication between the citizens of the world: – guaranteeing the free circulation of postal items in a single postal territory composed of interconnected networks; – promoting high enough common standards and technologies; -ensuring cooperation and interaction between the interested parties; -promoting effective technical cooperation; -ensuring customer satisfaction variables. Title I guidelines chapter I General provisions article 1 scope of the Union and the objective of 1. correspondence of letters for mutual exchange of the consignment, countries that adopt this Constitution, is a single postal territory with the name of the Universal Postal Union. Across the Union is guaranteed freedom of transit. 2. The objective of the Union is to provide postal services and the improvement of the Organization and to promote the development of international cooperation in this area. 3. to the extent possible, the Union shall provide the Member States with the necessary technical support mail issues. 1. bis pants2 definitions 1. Universal Postal Union documents used terms the following definitions shall apply: 1.1. mail services – all postal services for which the scope is determined by the structure of the Union. Primary responsibility for providing postal services, is a member of a specific social and economic objectives by ensuring mail collection, sorting, transport and delivery. 1.2. Member States – which meet the conditions of article 2 of the Constitution. 1.3. The single postal territory (one and the same postal area)-UP document is the responsibility of the Contracting Parties to provide for the mutual exchange of correspondence, letters of consignment, including the freedom of transit, transit and handle mailings from other countries as with shipments from their own country, without discrimination. 1.4.-freedom of transit through the mail administration obliged to transport the mail of another RIVER administration transit mail, providing to them the same treatment as domestic shipments. 1.5. correspondence Letters mailing the consignments referred to in the Convention. 1.6. international postal service-postal operations or services that are governed by the document; This action or service. Article 2 EU Member States of the Union are: a) countries with the status of a Member State of the date of entry into force of the Constitution; (b)) States which are taken on Member States in accordance with article 11. Article 3 the Union's jurisdiction is the jurisdiction of the Union: a) the territory of the Member States; (b)) established post offices in areas outside the Union; (c)) is not the area that Member States of the Union, but included it because of the post's point of view is dependent upon the Member States. Article 4 special relationship postal administration, which provides services to areas that are not included in the EU's mediator for other postal administrations. The following special relations shall apply the rules of procedure of the Convention and its provisions. Article 5 of the EU headquarters for the Union and its permanent structure headquartered in Bern. Article 6 the official language the official language is French. 7. Currency pants3 currency unit used in the documents of the Union is the International Monetary Fund (IMF) unit of account. Article 8 of the Association Limited. 1. The special agreement of the Member States or the postal administration, if the national law so permits, may establish associations, and limited to conclude special agreements for international mail services on the condition that they never introduced the public to less favourable provisions than those laid down in the documents, which the Contracting Parties are the Member States concerned. 2. A limited partnership may send observers to the Congress of the Union, conferences and meetings, to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council. 4 3. the Union may send observers to the Congress of the Association Limited, conferences and meetings. Article 9 relations with the United Nations, relations with the United Nations is governed by the agreement, the text of which is annexed to this Constitution. Article 10 relations with international organisations in order to ensure close cooperation in the field of international mail, the Union may cooperate with international organisations, which have similar interests and activities. Chapter II the accession or admission to the Union. Withdrawal from the Union 11. pants5 accession or admission to the Union. Procedure 1. any United Nations Member State can join the Union. 2. any sovereign State which is not a United Nations Member State can apply for admission to the Union, the Member States. 3. the application for accession or admission in the EU include formal declaration of accession to the Constitution and the relevant documents of the Union. National governments address this application to the International Bureau, the Director-General of the who, depending on the situation or notified of the consultations with Member States on the admission application. 4. A State which is not a member of the United Nations, consider taking a member if they approved the application at least two thirds of the Member States of the Union. Member States which did not provide a response within four months, are considered abstaining. 5. For accession or admission of the Governments of the Member States shall communicate to the Director-General of the International Bureau. It shall enter into force on the date of such notification. 12. pants6 withdrawal from the Union. Procedure 1. any Member State may withdraw from the Union if the national Government shall notify the Director-General of the International Bureau concerning the denunciation of the Constitution, and he shall notify the Governments of the Member States. 2. withdrawal from the Union comes into effect after a year from the date on which the International Bureau is received by the Director-General referred to in paragraph 1 of the notification of denunciation. Chapter III organisation of the Union pants7 Union structure 13 1. Union structures are Congress, the Administrative Council, the Council and the postal activities of the International Bureau. 2. the permanent structures of the Union's Administrative Council, and the Council of postal operations in the International Bureau. 14. Article 1 Congress. Congress is the supreme body of the Union. 2. Congress consists of representatives of the Member States. Article 15 extraordinary Congress an extraordinary Congress may be convened at the request of or concurrence agrees with at least two thirds of the Member States of the Union. Article 16 administrative Conference (deleted). 8 17. pants9.1 the Administrative Board in accordance with the provisions of the document of the Congress of the Union between the continuity of the work of the Union provides the Administrative Council (CA). 2. the Administrative Board shall carry out their duties on behalf of the Union and interest. 18. Postal Operations Council pants10 postal operations Council (POC) responsible for postal operations, commercial, technical and economic issues. Article 19 of the Special Committee (deleted) 11.20 the International Bureau pants12 Central Office who works at the headquarters of the Union with the name of the Universal Postal Union International Bureau, headed by the Director-General and control of the Administrative Board, there is a performance, support, communication, information and consultative structure. Chapter IV the Union finances 21. pants13 Union expenditure. 1. Each of the Member States contributions to the Congress sets the maximum amount by which: (a)), you can use the Union's expenditure each year; (b)) can be used the next Congress of the organisation. 2. If necessary, referred to in paragraph 1, the maximum amount of expenditure to be exceeded, but with the condition that you comply with the relevant rules of procedure in General. 3. the Union's expenses, including under paragraph 2, where appropriate, jointly, shall be borne by the Member States of the Union. For this purpose, each Member State shall choose the contribution class to which it wishes to be included. The class has a specific contribution to the General rules of procedure. 4. the acceding country or EU accession in accordance with article 11, the Union's expenditure for distribution free to choose steady contribution class to which it wishes to be included. Title II, chapter I of Union documents General provisions article 22 the Union's documents 1. master document is the Constitution of the Union. It includes the basic rules of the Union, and must not do disclaimers. 14. General regulations include rules ensuring the application of the Constitution and the functioning of the Union. It is binding on all Member States and reservations may be made. 3.15 of the Universal Postal Convention, the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters and mail the package includes rules of procedure applicable in international postal services, and provisions on correspondence of letters and postal services. These documents are binding on all Member States. 4.16 the agreement and the rules of procedure shall determine the services, with the exception of correspondence letters and postal services between the Member States that are parties to this agreement. They are binding only on those States. 5.17 postal operations Council, taking into account the decisions made at the Congress, designing the rules to which certain provisions of the Convention and the agreement necessary for the performance of the application. 18 6. concluding the Protocol, attached to the 3, 4 and 5 referred to in documents of the Union include the reservation of these documents. 23. the application of the Union document pants19 territories for whose international relations a Member State is responsible 1. Any State may declare at any time that the adoption of the Union includes all territory for whose international relations it is responsible, or only some of them. 2. The declaration referred to in paragraph 1, should be addressed to the Director-General of the International Bureau. 3. Any Member State may at any time be addressed to the Director-General of the International Bureau notification of its intention to denounce the Union documents, the application for which it is submitted the Declaration referred to in paragraph 1. Such notification shall take effect after a year from the date on which it is received by the Director-General of the International Bureau. 4. the Director-General of the International Bureau 1 and referred to in paragraph 3 of the Declaration and the statement shall be communicated to the Member States. 5. On the territory of a Member State of the Union status and for whose international relations it is responsible, the Member States, paragraph 1-4 do not apply. Article 24 the national laws of the Union, the provisions of documents does not relieve Member States of the role of national law in matters not expressly provided for in the documents of the Union. Chapter II Union adoption and signing 25 pants20 denunciation, authentication, and other Union ratification document approval form 1. documents of the Union, adopted by the Congress, the signature of the authorised person of the Member States. 2. the rules shall authenticate the postal operations Council and the Secretary-General. 3.21 the Constitution as soon as possible after its ratification by the signatory States. 4. the Union's approval of a document, other than the Constitution, governing each of the signatories to the constitutional rules. 5. If a country does not ratify the Constitution or does not approve the other documents, which it has signed, the Constitution and other documents are void in countries that have ratified or approved it. 26. pants22 notification of ratification and other Union document approval form the Constitution and its instruments of ratification of the additional protocol and, as appropriate, other Union documents of approval in the shortest possible time shall be deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau, which shall notify such deposit on the Governments of the Member States. Article 27 accession agreements 1. Member States may at any time join one or more of the agreements referred to in article 22, paragraph 4. 2. the accession agreements of the Member States shall notify, in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 11. Article 28 denunciation of the agreement of every Member State can stop be a party to one or more agreements in accordance with the provisions of article 12. Chapter III of the EU document amended article 29 of 1. Submission of proposals in Congress or the Congress, in the meantime, the postal administration of a Member State shall have the right to submit proposals for the Union's documents that the Member State concerned is a party. 2. proposals for the Constitution and the General rules of procedure may only be submitted to the Congress. 3. Proposals for regulations submitted directly to the Council of postal operations, but, first, the International Bureau shall send all Member States it mail administration. Article 30 of the Constitution of 23 amendments 1. proposals submitted To Congress on the Constitution would be accepted, they must be approved by at least two-thirds of the Member States of the Union of voting age. 24. Congressional amendments adopted are the subject of an additional protocol, and, unless the Congress decides otherwise, enter into force simultaneously with the documents which restores the same Congress. Member States ratify them as soon as possible, and with the instruments of ratification act in article 26. 31. in General, the rules of procedure pants25 of the Convention and the agreement, amendments to the General rules of procedure 1, the Convention and the agreement to establish the conditions to be met to approve the proposals relating to the documents. 2. The Convention and the agreement referred to in paragraph 1, shall enter into force at the same time, and they are of the same duration. Congress set the date of entry into force of the relevant documents, previous congressional documents are cancelled. 26 chapter IV dispute resolution article 32 of the Tribunal, the Tribunal decides disputes between two or more Member States ' postal administrations on the Union's interpretation of the document or the responsibility that those documents postal administration. Title III final provisions 33. pants27 the Constitution enters into force and duration this Constitution shall enter into force on January 1, 1966 and in force at the time. In witness whereof, the Government of the Contracting States of the Plenipotentiaries have signed this Constitution a single copy to be deposited in the archives of the Government of the country in which the headquarters of the Union. Of the Universal Postal Union, the International Bureau shall send to each party a copy of this Constitution. Vienna, 10 July 1964 1 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 2 introduced the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 3 amended by 1989 Washington Congress. Amended 4 of 1969 the Tokyo Congress and the 1994 Seoul Congress. 5 amended by Congress 1969 Tokyo and Washington Congress 1989. 6 amended by 1989 Washington Congress. 7 amended by 1969 the Tokyo Congress, Hamburg 1984 Congress and the 1994 Seoul Congress. 8 amended by 1984 Hamburg Congress. 9 amended by the 1994 Seoul Congress. 10 amended the 1969 Tokyo Congress and the 1994 Seoul Congress. 11 amended by 1984 Hamburg Congress. 12 amended by 1984 Hamburg Congress and the 1994 Seoul Congress. 13 amended by 1969 the Tokyo Congress, Lausanne Congress in 1974 and 1989 Washington Congress. 14 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 15 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 16 amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress. 17 as amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress. 18 amended by 1989 Washington in Congress, the 1994 Seoul Congress and the 1999 Beijing Congress. 19 amended by 1989 Washington Congress. 20 amended by 1989 Washington Congress and the 1994 Seoul Congress. 21 amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress 22 amended by Congress 1969 Tokyo and Washington Congress 1989. 23 amended by the 1999 Beijing Congress. 24 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 25 amended by 1984 Hamburg Congress. 26 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress. 27 amended by the 2004 Bucharest Congress.
Translation of the Universal Postal Convention content part I provisions common to all international postal services, only chapter 1 General provisions article 1 definitions 2. Institutions or bodies, which are responsible for the fulfilment of the obligations arising from accession to the Convention 3. Universal Postal Service 4. transit freedom 5. ownership of the parcels. Undo shipment. Address change or clarification. Transfer. Undelivered consignment fee 6 return 7. exemption from the payment of postal services postage 8.9.10. Mail security environment 11. Violations of rules part II, which shall apply to correspondence of letters and postal parcels 1. Chapter 12 provide services basic services 13. Auxiliary 14. Electronic mail, EMS, integrated logistics and new services 15. Post, which is not allowed to accept. Prohibition 16. radioactive materials and biological materials that are allowed to accept 17. Requests 18. customs controls. Customs duty and other fees depeš 19 closed exchanges with military units 20. Quality of service standards and performance Chapter 2 responsibilities 21. Postal Administration responsibility. 22. Compensation in cases where the postal administration is not responsible for the liability of the Sender 24 23. Compensation of 25 possible compensation from the sender or recipient 26. Cross-compliance principle applicable to reservations on Chapter 3 of the Letters of the special rules for correspondence 27. correspondence of letters sent to foreign countries, part III, Chapter 1 of the Cover letter correspondence 28. specific provisions of terminal dues. General provisions 29. Terminal dues. Provisions applicable to payments between countries in the migration towards 30. Terminal dues. Provisions applicable to mail flows to countries from the countries and between the countries in transition in the system 31. Service quality Fund 32. transit fees Chapter 2 other terms 33. Standard and the provisions on air mail fees 34. land and sea package rates 35. mail activities Council the right to impose the tariffs and charges part IV final provisions 36. conditions for approval of the proposal of the Convention and rule 37. Reservations for Congress 38. The entry into force of the Convention and the operating time of the Universal Postal Convention in the light of article 22, paragraph 3 Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded in Vienna on 10 July 1964, the undersigned plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the Member States of the Union, the common agreement and in accordance with article 25 of the Constitution, paragraph 4, of this Convention have developed rules which apply to all international mail services. Part I provisions common to all international postal services, only chapter 1 General provisions article 1 definitions 1. Universal Postal Convention used terms the following definitions shall apply: 1.1 the universal postal service-a constant quality mail delivery of basic services throughout the territory of the Member State of all the customers at affordable prices; 1.2. closed depeš-branded bundle or bundles, as well as other packages sealed with lead or without and with mailings; 1.3. open-open to the transit of consignments in transit through the intermediary, in which the number or weight of not substantiation, to design a closed depeš in the destination country; 1.4. mailing-a general term that applies to all sent mail services (letters, correspondence, postal parcels, money orders, etc.); 1.5. the terminal dues, charges which the destination postal administration cost country email sender administration as compensation for expenses, which received correspondence letters mailing occurred in the country of destination; 1.6. the transit fees, remuneration for services provided by the carrier (postal administration, another service or both) provided for the depeš of the country through land, sea and/or aviotranzīt; 1.7. incoming shipment of tariff – charges which the destination postal administration cost country email sender administration as compensation for the costs of postal parcels received from the country of destination; 1.8. the transit shipment of tariff-remuneration paid for services provided by the carrier in cross country (postal administration, another service, or both) on the mail parcel of land and/or aviotranzīt through its territory; 1.9. Marine tariff-remuneration paid for services provided by the carrier (postal administration, another service, or both together), postal packages during transport by sea. Article 2 determination of the institution or institutions responsible for the fulfilment of the obligations arising from accession to the Convention, Member States shall within six months after the end of the Congress shall notify the International Bureau State the name and address of the institution that is responsible for the supervision of postal matter. Six months after the end of the Congress, Member States shall also be notified to the International Bureau or the name and address of the operator, which within their territory have been officially appointed to provide postal services and to fulfil the obligations laid down in the documents of the Union. Congress, in the meantime, information about changes in State institutions and in the officially designated operators shall communicate to the International Bureau as soon as possible. Article 3 of the universal postal service to support 1 concept of the single postal territory of the Union, the Member States shall ensure that all users/customers are entitled to universal postal service involving the permanent provision of quality basic services throughout their territory at affordable prices. 2. in the light of this objective, the Member States further national legislation in the field of mail or otherwise determined the amount of the proposed postal services and requirements for quality and reasonable prices, considering the needs of both citizens and national circumstances. 3. Member States shall ensure that postal service offers and quality standards comply with the operator responsible for the universal postal service provision. 4. Member States shall ensure that the universal service is the real executable, thus guaranteeing its sustainability. 4. Article 1 of the freedom of transit the principle of free transit laid down in article 1 of the Constitution. It obliges each postal administration closed depeš and correspondence of letters to open the consignment in transit that it puts other postal administration, always delivering the fastest and most secure way, as it uses its own mailings. These principles also apply to items sent in error or depeš. 2. Member States which do not participate in the exchange of letters, which are quickly perishable biological or radioactive substances, may not accept these shipments transit through their territory to open. The same applies to correspondence letters mailing, except post the blind. This also applies to printed matter, periodicals, magazines, small packages and M bags, of which does not comply with the requirements of the laws governing their publication or circulation rules cross country. 3. the freedom of transit of postal parcels to be shipped by land and sea, applies only to those countries that provide this service. 4. the freedom of transit of aviopak across the Union. However, Member States which do not provide the postal service, is not obliged to send the aviopak by land. 5. If a Member State fails to comply with the rules on freedom of transit, other Member States may stop providing postal services to the country. 5. Article title to a mailing. Undo shipment. Address change or clarification. Transfer. Undelivered consignment (1) return mailing is the property of the sender, as long as it is not delivered to the rightful owner, unless the shipment confiscated in accordance with the origin or destination country, but article 15 or 15 point 2.1.1. Article 3 in the case of the application of the appropriate transit legislation. 2. Mail the sender may withdraw from or change, or specify its address. Fees and other conditions are laid down in the rules. 3. Member States shall ensure the transmission of mail, if the addressee has changed address and not delivered a consignment of reshipment to the sender. Fees and other conditions are laid down in the rules. 6. Article 1 of the fees Paid for various international and special mail services by postal administrations in accordance with the principles and rules of the Convention. In principle, the fee associated with this service cost. 2. The country of origin of the mail administration determines the charge for mailing correspondence and mail parcel post. Postal charge covers delivery of the consignment to the address provided that the delivery service is provided in the country of destination of the consignment. 3. the fee to be collected, including those specified in the Universal Postal Union the documents as a guide, must be at least equivalent to the fee charged for domestic shipments that have the same characteristics (category, quantity, processing time, etc.). 4. Postal Administration is entitled to exceed any indicative fee specified in the Universal Postal Union. 5. Above the minimum level of pay, as specified in point 3, the postal administrations may allow a reduced fee based on their national legislation on the correspondence of letters and postal parcels, consignments sent to the countries concerned. They can, for example, to determine the preferential tariffs on major postal users. 6. The customer may not charge any other fees for postal services as only Universal Postal Union documents. 7. If the World Postal Union documents provide otherwise, the charges imposed for each postal administration reserves to itself. Article 7 exemption from the payment of postal services 1.1 Principle 1. Convention clearly define the cases in which exempt from the payment of postal services, it being understood exemption of prepayments of postal services. However, the rules may provide both relief from the prepayment of the mail services, and exemption from transit fees, terminal dues and payments by domestic tariff for those incoming correspondence of letters and mail parcel post that sends the mail administration and restricted unions and relating to the postal service. In addition, the correspondence of letters and mail parcel post that UP in the International Bureau sends limited associations and postal administrations, postal services are to be considered as parcels and no fee shall be charged. However, the postal administration of the country of origin with the latter shipments air surcharges may be levied. 2. the prisoners of war and interned civilians of The correspondence of letters 2.1 consignments, postal parcels and postal money orders, which are addressed to POW or that they send, either directly or through the authorities referred to in the Convention and the agreement on the subjects of postal payment services will not be charged any fees, except the air surcharges. Warring States Army conscript persons detained and interned in a neutral country to be classified as prisoners of war in relation to the application of the conditions mentioned above. 2.2. conditions apply also to correspondence letters mailing, parcel and postal money transfers originating in other countries and which address the civilians interned or that they are transmitted in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Conventions of august 12 on the protection of civilians in time of war, either directly or through the authorities referred to in the Convention and the agreement on the subjects of postal payment services. 2.3. the institutions referred to in the Convention and the agreement on the subjects of postal payment services, also are exempt from the payment of correspondence letters mailing, the parcels and postal money orders that 2.1. and 2.2. persons mentioned in paragraph sends or receives directly or as an intermediary. 2.4. Free accept postal packages, weighing up to five kilograms. The weight limit of 10 kilograms to increase postal packages whose contents may not be distributed, and those addressed to the camp or prisoners ("trust") for the release of prisoners. 2.5. Payments between postal administrations no service charge packages and interned in the POW and civilian packs except aviopak the applicable air transport fees. 3. Mail 3.1 For the blind mailing to blind is not charged any fees, except the air surcharges. Article 8 term 1 postage stamps "postage stamp" protected in accordance with this Convention and specifically limited to postage stamps, which corresponds to this article and the provisions of the rules of procedure. 2. Stamps: 2.1 issued only and exclusively responsible issuing authority, in accordance with the STREAM of documents. The issue also includes postage for putting them into circulation; 2.2. is the manifestation of sovereignty and is prepaid receipt: 2.2.1 sent at their fair value in accordance with the acts of the Universal Postal Union, if they are affixed to the mail; 2.2.2. how philatelic items are an additional source of revenue for the postal administrations; 2.3. is the circulation or pre-paid post philatelic needs a Publisher's postal administration in the territory of origin. 3. Postage stamps as a manifestation of sovereignty include: 3.1 Latin letters written in the territory of a Member State or the name of the issuing postal administration is affiliated with. 3.1.1. after the check, the official symbol of the Member State to which the issuing postal administration is affiliated with. 3.1.2. in principle, the Latin letters and Arabic numerals indicate the mark denomination; 3.1.3. Optionally, the word "mail", written in Latin, or other characters. 4. State symbols, official of the intergovernmental institutions check marks and logos on stamps, protected by the Paris Convention for the protection of intellectual property. 5. Stamp subjects and designs: 5.1. meet UP in the preamble of the Constitution of the nature and structure of the Universal Postal Union decisions; 5.2. is closely related to the cultural identity of the country to which the issuing postal administration has issued, and facilitates the dissemination of culture or peace; 5.3. is closely associated with the country or territory where the personalities or events are mentioned, but not to a country or territory to which the issuing postal administration is affiliated with. 5.4. There must be the political slant or topics should not offend any person or country; 5.5 is an important country with a Publisher's postal administration has issued, or the postal administration; 6. Stamp as the object of intellectual property rights may include: 6.1 indication of the issuing postal administration the right to use the intellectual property rights, such as: 6.1.1. copyright, indicating the copyright sign © indicating ownership of the copyright and the year of issue; 6.1.2. mark, registered on the territory of the Member State to which the issuing postal administration has issued, indicating the registered trademark symbol ® after the; 6.2. the artist's name; 6.3. the printer's name. 7. mail prepaid prints marks, labeling machine, fingerprints and footprints made by a printing press or other printing or printing process, in accordance with the STREAM of documents can be used only with the permission of postal administration. 9. Article 1 of the postal security. Member States adopt and implement proactive security strategies at all levels, the postal activities in order to maintain and enhance public trust in the postal service in the interest of all concerned. This strategy includes the exchange of information on how to maintain a safe and secure transportation and transit depeš between Member States. Article 10 the environment Member States adopt and implement proactive environmental strategy in all mail transactions levels and promotes awareness of the environmental importance of postal operations. Article 11 Breach 1. Mailings 1.1. Member States undertake to adopt the necessary measures to detain and prosecute the accused, any person found guilty of the following offences: 1.1.1. the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, as well as explosive, flammable or other dangerous substances into the mailings if they are inserted is not clearly and unambiguously authorized by the Convention; 1.1.2. with pedophilia or child pornography material into the mailings. 2. postal mail prepaid and payments 2.1. Member States undertake to adopt the necessary measures to suspend, and punish the accused for any offence relating to any of the substances referred to in this Convention, the mail prepaid marks, namely: 2.1.1. postage stamps that are in circulation or removed from circulation; 2.1.2. mail prepaid prints characters; 2.1.3. labelling machines or printing fingerprints; 2.1.4. international reply coupons. 2.2. This Convention on offences relating to postal prepayment marks is considered any of the following activities, the purpose of which is to obtain illegal benefits for himself or for a third party. Penalties for the following activities: 2.2.1. any activity that falsifies, imitate or forge any of the mail prepaid marks, or any illegal activity, associated with such unauthorized manufacture of signs; 2.2.2. any activity that uses, are put into circulation, selling, distributing, issuing, transmission, exhibition, show or the public any counterfeit, imitated or bogus mail prepaid; 2.2.3. any transaction in which the mail needs to use or putting into circulation any mail prepaid sign that is already in use; 2.2.4. any attempt to commit any of these offences. 3. Cross-compliance 3.1 in respect of penalties is not specific to any difference between paragraph 2 following regardless of whether it is used in your country or foreign postal prepayment; This provision shall not apply to cross-compliance, legal or general conditions. Part II provisions applicable to the correspondence of letters and postal parcels 1. Chapter provision of basic services article 12 1. Member States shall ensure that correspondence letters mailing acceptance, processing, transport and delivery. 2. correspondence Letters mailing are: 2.1 priority items and non-priority items that weigh up to two kilograms; 2.2. the letters, postcards, printed matter, and small packages weighing up to two kilo grams; 2.3. the blind shipments, weighing up to seven kilograms; 2.4. special bundles, t. s. "M bags" containing newspapers, periodicals, books and similar printed matter for the same recipient on the same address and weighing up to thirty kilograms. 3. correspondence Letters mailing shall be classified in accordance with the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters, based either on the post processing speed, or post content. 4. exceeding the weight limit laid down in paragraph 2 may be applied for individual correspondence letters mailing categories according to the correspondence of letters of the rules of procedure. 5. Member States shall also provide a postal acceptance, processing, transport and delivery, weighing up to twenty kilograms, either as provided for in the Convention, or, in the case of outgoing parcels and after the conclusion of the bilateral agreement,-by any other means that Member States are more advantageous for clients. 6. exceeding the weight limit of twenty kilos, can be applied to the individual postal packages category in accordance with the rules of procedure of the postal regulations. 7. any State which does not accept the postal administration to carry postal packages, you can entrust the implementation of the provisions of the Convention for transport companies. At the same time, it can limit this service to postal parcels originating in the territory in which these companies provide the services, or which is addressed to the following locations. 8. Notwithstanding paragraph 5, States that until 1 January 2001 signed a postal packages not agreement, there is no obligation to provide postal services. Article 13 additional services 1. Member States shall provide the following optional services: 1.1. registration service for outbound priority and airmail correspondence letters mailing; 1.2. the registration service for outbound priority and not land-based correspondence letters mailing to a destination that is not the priority or airmail service; 1.3. the registration services for all incoming correspondence of letters. 2. the registration service is not mandatory for outbound priority and not land letter correspondence consignment to destination, which provides priority or airmail services. 3. Member States may provide the following optional services relationship with postal administrations, which agreed to provide these services to: 3.1 correspondence letters mailing and postal insurance; 3.2. the correspondence of letters confirmed delivery of shipments; 3.3. correspondence letters mailing and postal parcel delivery in arrears; 3.4. correspondence letters mailing and postal packages of eksprespiegād; 3.5. typed correspondence letters mailing, mailing correspondence letters confirm the delivery or mailing to the insured a correspondence of letters delivered to the addressee personally; 3.6. correspondence of letters and postal packages services free of charge and fees; 3.7. the fragile and non-standard mail sending of parcels; 3.8. common grouped consignment shipment ("consignmen") to foreign countries from the same sender. 4. the three following additional services include both mandatory and optional parts: 4.1 service "international komerckorespondenc with the answer" (IBR), which is optional. However, all postal administrations are obliged to provide IBR post "return" service; 4.2. international reply coupons that are exchangeable in any Member State. However, the sale of international response coupons is not mandatory; 4.3. notice of receipt recorded correspondence letters mailing, mailing correspondence letters to confirm delivery, insured mail parcels and shipments. All postal administrations to adopt the notice of receipt for incoming shipments. However, the service ' notification of receipt "outbound shipments is not required. 5. This service description and the fee is defined in the rules. 6. If the domestic postal service levies a special charge for the services listed below, in accordance with the provisions of the rules of procedure of the postal administration is entitled to charge the same fees for international shipments: 6.1 the delivery of small packages, weighing over 500 grams; 6.2. correspondence letters mailing sent to at the later time of dispatch; 6.3. the consignments that are sent outside the post Office's normal working hours; 6.4. the acceptance of delivery the sender's address; 6.5. correspondence letters mailing removal outside the post Office's normal working hours; 6.6. receiving correspondence on request; 6.7. correspondence letters mailing store, weighing over 500 grams and postal packages for storage; 6.8. the mail parcel delivery of notification of arrival of the consignment; 6.9. the security against the risk of force majeure. Article 14 electronic mail, EMS, integrated logistics and new services in the mail 1 Administration can mutually agree on a further provision of the services described in the subjects: 1.1. electronic mail e-mail service that includes the electronic transmission of the notice; 1.2. Ems-mail eksprespakalpojum documents and goods-are physically possible, the fastest executable mail service. Postal administrations may provide this service, based on the EMS standard multilateral agreements or bilateral agreements; 1.3. integrated logistics-service that fully meet customer requirements against the supplies and includes phases before and after the goods and documents of physical shipment; 1.4. electronic mail mark, proving electronic transactions took place in the prescribed form, within a specified time and with one or more of the parties involved. 2. postal administrations may mutually agree on a new provision of the Postal Union, documents are not provided. Each participating postal administration shall determine the fees for the new services, taking into account the costs of providing it. Article 15 the consignments which are not allowed to accept. Prohibitions 1. General provisions 1.1 is not adopted in the consignments which do not comply with the provisions of the Convention and the rules of procedure. Will not be accepted for consignment promotion of fraudulent activity or for the purpose of avoiding the payment is made in full. 1.2. the exceptions to the prohibitions referred to in this article are listed in the rules. 1.3. all postal administrations may add to ban list this article, which may be applied immediately after the inclusion in the list. 2. Prohibition of all post categories 2.1. Prohibited objects mentioned below in all categories of messages: 2.1.1. the narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances; 2.1.2. indecent or immoral character articles; 2.1.3. items whose importation or circulation is prohibited in the country of destination; 2.1.4. the articles, which by their nature or packaging may be dangerous mail employees or the general public, as well as apbruž or damage other shipments, postal facilities, or third-party property; 2.1.5. the document with a list of the current and private signs, exchanged between people who post address is specified as the sender and the recipient, or a person who lives with the latter. 3. Explosive, easily flammable or radioactive materials and other dangerous substances 3.1. explosive, flammable or other hazardous substances, as well as the insertion of radioactive material prohibited in all categories of consignments. 3.2. In exceptional cases, is allowed to accept such substances and materials: 3.2.1. Article 16 referred to in paragraph 1 of the radioactive material, which shall be sent to the correspondence of letters and postal consignments; 3.2.2. Article 16, paragraph 2 of the organic substances that send correspondence via letters. 4. Live animals 4.1. Live animals shall be forbidden to transfer all categories of consignments. 4.2. In exceptional cases, the correspondence of letters, except for items insured shipments, allowed to put: 4.2.1 the bees, leeches and silkworms; 4.2.2. the parasites and harmful insect exterminator for this insect control and exchange between officially recognised bodies; 4.2.3. Drozofil flies belonging to the family bio research exchange between officially recognised authorities. 4.3. in exceptional cases the mail packages allow to contain: 4.3.1. live animals for the transfer by mail is allowed in accordance with the respective national postal regulations. 5. Insert the mail correspondence packages 5.1. mail packages prohibited to insert such articles: 5.1.1. documents that are routine and private correspondence; 5.1.2. any correspondence exchanged personal mailing address, which is specified as the sender and the recipient, or a person living with the latter. 6. Coins, banknotes and other valuable items 6.1. Prohibited to insert coins, banknotes, currency or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, precious stones, jewelry or other personal items: 6.1.1. correspondence of letters does not insure consignments; UR6.1.1.1.tom era, if the country of origin and country of destination the law allows it, such items can be sent in a sealed envelope as record shipments; 6.1.2. an insured postal packets, except when permitted by the country of origin and country of destination law; 6.1.3. non-insured mail packages, which exchanged the two countries that accept insured mail parcels; 6.1.3.1. in addition to any postal administration can deny gold bars into the insured or insured postal packets not originating in the territory of the country concerned or which is addressed on its territory, or sent in transit through its territory in the open; the postal administration may limit the actual value of those consignments. 7. Printed matter and post the blind 7.1. Typography and consignments for the blind: 7.1.1. There must be no records or correspondence post; 7.1.2. must not contain any postage stamp or postal prepayment sign, regardless of whether it is deleted or not, or any document that has monetary value, except when the post is inserted as an attachment card, envelope or wrapper, on which the capital letters indicate the mailing address of the consignor or his representative, the original shipment in the country of dispatch or destination, for which the return is paid in advance. 8. accept the consignment in error processing 8.1. Incorrectly assumed the post processing is defined in the rules. However, consignments, which is, in paragraph 2.1.2 2.1.1 and items referred to in points 3.1, under no circumstances are sent to the destination, delivered to recipients or sent back to the place of origin. 2.1.1. in paragraph 3.1, if and the items referred to in paragraph finds during transport, with such shipments proceed in accordance with the law of the country of transit. Article 16 radioactive and biological materials that are allowed to accept 1. Radioactive material accepts correspondence via letters and postal relations between postal administrations that have declared readiness to accept them or in one direction only under the following conditions: 1.1. radioactive materials are prepared and packaged according to the relevant rules of procedure; 1.2. If they are sent to the correspondence of letters consignments, priority shipments apply tariff or tariff of letters typed; 1.3. radioactive materials that are placed in correspondence of letters or postal consignments, send in the fastest way, usually by plane, applying the appropriate air surcharges; 1.4. radioactive materials should only be sent to authorized mailers. 2. Biological materials takes correspondence via letters to the following conditions: 2.1 quickly perishable biological substances, infectious substances and solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) when used as refrigerants, infectious substances substances may forward mail only between officially recognised qualified laboratories. These dangerous goods may be accepted for sending by post by air under the national legislation in force in the international civil aviation organisation (ICAO) technical instructions and IATA dangerous goods regulations. 2.2. Fast bojājošam to biological substances and infectious substances, prepared and packed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the rules of procedure, the priority mailing of letters of the tariff or tariff. On this post processing is allowed to impose additional fees. 2.3. Quickly perishable biological substances and infectious substances may adopt only those Member States whose postal administrations have declared readiness to accept such consignments or in one direction only. 2.4. The following substances or materials are sent in the fastest way, usually by plane, applying the relevant surcharges and air supply, they are given priority. Article 17 requests 1. Each postal administration is obliged to accept requests for any consignment, which sent its own postal administration or any other postal administration postal service, provided that the request shall be submitted within six months from the day following the dispatch of the consignment. The six month period apply to the relationship between the plaintiffs and the postal administrations, but it does not include a request for the transfer time between postal administrations. 1.1. However, the adoption of the request for a simple correspondence letters mailing receipt not optional. Thus, postal administration, which accepts requests for simple correspondence letters mailing receipt, you can search not just the undelivered consignment service. 2. the application shall be adopted in accordance with the rules of procedure. 3. a Request free of charge. However, additional costs that are related to the transmission of requests to use EMS, in principle, be borne by the person making the request. Article 18 customs controls. Customs duty and other fees 1. Country of origin and destination postal administrations are empowered to submit consignments customs control in accordance with their national legislation. 2. Consignments submitted to customs control, can be applied to the fee for reporting to customs that the indicative amount is defined in the rules. This fee shall only be charged for the submission of the consignment and customs clearance, which are subject to customs duty or other similar fees. 3. Postal Administration, which on behalf of customers are entitled to the post atmuit, may charge the customer a fee for customs clearance, based on actual costs. 4. where appropriate, the postal administration is entitled to collect from the senders or recipients of the shipment from customs duties and all other fees payable. 19. Article the closed depeš exchanges with military units 1. Closed correspondence of letters of transfer depeš with other terrestrial, marine or aviation services: between any Member States 1.1 postal authorities and military units commanding composition that is the responsibility of the United Nations; 1.2. the following military units between commanding; 1.3. between any Member State of the postal authorities and the same national abroad deployed marine, aviation or units of the armed forces, warships or military aircraft of commanding; 1.4. between the one and the same national marine, aviation or units of the armed forces, warships or military aircraft of commanding composition. 2. in paragraph 1 of this article, the above correspondence letters mailing add depeš is closed, and only mail addressed to members of military units or warships or military aircraft of the officers and crew members or that they send from warships or aircraft closed depeš. The applicable tariffs and conditions according to its own rules determined by its national postal administration, the military unit in which it is located, or the State that owns the warships or military aircraft. 3. If you do not have a special agreement, the State Postal Administration in which military unit has been deployed, or the State that owns the warships or military aircraft, than to closed depeš pay the relevant postal administration in transit fees, terminal dues and fees for air. Article 20 the service quality standards and indicators 1. Postal Administration develops and publishes standards and indicators of supply incoming correspondence letters mailing and postal parcels. 2. These standards and indicators, which increases the time needed for clearance of consignments, must not be less favourable than those which apply to the postal administration of the equivalent domestic shipments. 3. the originating Postal Administration also develops and publishes standards of delivery "from the sender to the recipient" the priority and airmail letter correspondence shipments, as well as postal packages and economic/land postal parcels. 4. evaluate the postal administration postal service quality standards. Chapter 2 responsibilities article 21 postal administration responsibility. Compensation 1. General provisions 1.1. except in the case provided for in article 22, the postal administration responsible for: 1.1.1 recorded delivery, simple package and insure the shipment for the loss of, or damage to the contents of the izzagšan; 1.1.2. the shipment with a confirmed delivery of the loss; 1.1.3. the packages that do not return the delivery reason is not notified. 1.2. Postal Administration is not responsible for the shipments, which are mentioned in subparagraph 1.1.1 and 1.1.2. 1.3. the postal administration is not responsible in any other case, which is not provided for in this Convention. 1.4. If the recorded delivery, simple package and insure the shipment for loss or damage to result in full had a force majeure (force majeure), for which the refund is not paid, the sender has the right to a refund of amounts collected, except insurance fees. 1.5. the amount of compensation payable shall not exceed the correspondence of letters and postal packages in the rules referred to in the rules. 1.6. the liability cases, paying out compensation, indirect losses or profits obtained shall not be taken into account. 1.7. all the rules on the liability of the postal administration is strict, binding and comprehensive. Postal Administration never, even in case of serious fault, does not bear more responsibility for the Convention and for the subjects. 2. Record items 2.1. If a registered item is lost, completely izzagt or completely damaged, the sender has the right to compensation laid down in the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters. If a sender requests is less than provided for in the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters, postal administrations may cost you less this amount, and, on this basis, to receive remuneration from any other participating postal administrations. 2.2. If the registered item is partially izzagt or partially damaged, the sender has the right to compensation, which, in principle, conform to the actual izzagt or damaged. 3. Consignments with a confirmed delivery 3.1. If you post to a confirmed delivery is lost, completely izzagt or completely damaged, the sender is entitled only to a refund of the amount paid. 4. Simple Mail Pack 4.1. If the package is lost, completely izzagt or completely damaged, the sender has the right to compensation to the extent laid down in the rules of procedure of the mail packages. If a sender requests is less than the postal package procedure laid down in the postal administration can cost these smaller amounts, and, on that basis, to receive remuneration from any other participating postal administrations. 4.2. If the package is partially izzagt or partially damaged, the sender has the right to compensation, which, in principle, conform to the actual izzagt or damaged. 4.3. Regardless of weight, postal parcels mail administration can agree in their mutual relations apply the amount of the package set out in the rules of procedure of the postal packages. 5. Insured items 5.1. If the insured item is lost, completely izzagt or completely damaged, the sender has the right to compensation, which satisfy in principle the policy value set SDR units. 5.2. If the insured item is partially izzagt or partially damaged, the sender has the right to compensation, which, in principle, conform to the actual izzagt or damaged. However, the compensation shall in no case exceed the insured value specified in the SDR units. 6. (4) and (5) in the cases referred to compensation calculated according to the same subject or item current price recalculated SDR units at the place and time where a consignment is accepted for shipment. If the current price, compensation shall be calculated in accordance with the articles or goods to the normal value, which is determined by the same principles. 7. Where the refund is granted on the shipment, simple package or shipment insured loss, izzagšan or complete damage of the sender or recipient, is entitled to receive back the amount paid and the fees, excluding recordings or insurance fee. The same conditions apply to recorded messages, the plain packs or insured parcels, of which the addressee refused to bad situation if this is due to the postal service's work and includes its responsibility. 8. Independently of the 2, 4 and 5 above, the recipient shall be entitled to compensation after izzagt or damaged record shipment, simple packages or insured delivery. 9. the administration of the country of origin of the mail senders may be paid compensation in your country which provide its national legislation on record shipments and uninsured postal parcels, but on condition that such compensation is not less than 2.1 and 4.1 in. The same applies to the postal administration of the country of destination, if compensation is paid to the recipient. However, 2.1 and 4.1 above shall continue to apply the amounts to: 9.1. in the case of recourse against the responsible administration; or 9.2. If the sender waives its right to the recipient's right or vice versa. 10. This article shall not include any reservation of the postal administration of the payment of the refund, except in the case of a bilateral agreement. Article 22 cases where postal administration is not responsible for postal administration 1 is not responsible for shipments, shipments recorded with a confirmed delivery, insured mail parcels and consignments which they supplied, in accordance with the provisions of the internal rules for the same post categories. However, the responsibility remains: 1.1. If theft or damage is found, either before delivery, or its time; 1.2. If the internal rules that permit the recipient or the sender, in the case where a consignment sent back to its origin, the objection raised about the izzagt or damaged shipment; 1.3. If the internal rules that permit registered mail delivered to a private mailbox and the recipient declares that the post has not been received; 1.4. if postal parcels or insured shipment recipient or the sender in case of insured packages or shipments sent back to its place of origin, shall immediately notify the administration of the delivery of mail theft or damage found, although the ship was carried out according to the rules. The recipient or the sender must prove that the theft or damage will have occurred after delivery. The term "immediately" be interpreted in accordance with the national law. 2. the postal administration is not responsible for: 2.1. in case of force majeure, in accordance with article 13, paragraph 6.9.; 2.2. If the consignment cannot be accountable for because records have died as a result of force majeure circumstances, but with the condition that the responsibility is proven otherwise; 2.3. in the event of loss, theft or damage occurred without the fault or neglect of the sender, or post the content of the properties; 2.4. for consignments covered by the prohibitions listed in article 15; 2.5. If the shipment confiscated in accordance with the legislation of the country of destination and on the mail that notified the Administration; 2.6. where fraudulent purpose post insured for an amount that exceeds the actual value of the content of the consignment; 2.7. If the sender within six months does not submit the request, from the day following the dispatch of the consignment; 2.8. If the packages sent to POW or interned civilians; 2.9. If the sender's action leads to the suspicion of fraudulent intent-willingness to receive compensation. 3. Postal Administration does not take any responsibility for customs declarations, regardless of what form they filled in, or the decisions taken by the Customs to check consignments submitted to customs control. 23. Article 1 of the responsibility of the sender of the Parcel by the sender is responsible for the damage it does to the postal employees and for any damage caused to other mailings and postal equipment because the sent items that are not allowed to accept the transfer or receipt of shipment are not complied with. 2. If the damage suffered by other mail, the sender is responsible for any damage to the consignment to the same extent as the postal administration. 3. the sender shall be responsible, even if the authority decides. 4. However, if the sender rules are adhered to, the sender is responsible in so far as it is in the mail administration or fault or neglect of the carrier handling the consignment after its adoption. 24. Article 1 of the compensation on the basis of the right to make a claim against a subsidiary responsible for the postal administration, the obligation to pay compensation and to repay the amounts collected and fees is the country of origin of the consignment, the postal administration or to the destination country postal administrations. 2. the sender may waive your rights to a refund recipient. And vice versa – the recipient can abandon their rights the sender. The sender or the addressee may authorize third parties to receive compensation, if national law permits. Article 25 possible compensation from the sender or recipient 1. If, after compensation costs registered mail, insured mail parcels or consignments, or their content, previously considered lost, the sender or recipient is accordingly declares that the compensation at the back post for three months in order to keep the sender or recipient will decide on further action. At the same time are asked to announce that this post to be delivered. In the event of cancellation or if the response is not provided within the time limit set, the same procedure shall apply accordingly to the addressee or the sender in determining that person the same response. 2. If the sender and the addressee refuses to accept a consignment to be delivered or not responding in paragraph 1 of this article within the time limit set, it becomes the property of the postal administration or the administration of the postal property, which covered the loss. 3. If the insured shipment location is found that its content is less than the amount of compensation paid by the sender or the recipient shall repay the amount of the refund, respectively, back when you receive the shipment, no matter what the fraudulent insurance implications. Article 26 mutual compliance applicable reservation on responsibility 1. Apart from 22.-25. the article, any Member State which reserves the right not to pay compensation in cases where liability is not entitled to receive compensation from the other Member States, which recognise the responsibility of membership in accordance with these articles. 3. Chapter correspondence Letters special provisions article 27 correspondence of letters sent to foreign countries 1. Member State shall not be obliged to send or deliver letters of correspondence to the recipient that the sender of the shipment, the location of which is, even in this country sends or requests sent from a foreign country to benefit from a favourable foreign postal services. 2. the provisions of paragraph 1 shall apply equally both correspondence letters mailing, the originating country, which is the location of the sender and then transferred across the border and the letters correspondence shipments, originating in a foreign country. 3. the postal administration of the country of destination may request from the sender, but if this is not possible, from the sender's state postal administration fee in accordance with domestic tariffs. If not the sender, not the sender's State Postal Administration does not agree to make payments as provided for in the destination country postal administrations in the time limit set, the latter may shipments returned to sender's postal administration and the State is entitled to request reimbursement of the cost of the transfer or handling these shipments according to their national law. 4. the Member State shall not be obliged to send or deliver to the recipients of the letters correspondence shipments, which are dispatched or ask the sender to send large quantities in a country other than that in which the sender if the terminal dues amount to be received is less than the amount that would be received if the shipment should be sent to the country in which the people live. The postal administration of the country of destination may request from the sender's state postal administration fee which is proportional to the cost and may not exceed the higher of the two following amounts: 80% of the domestic tariff equivalent shipments or SDRS, plus 0.14 per consignment 1 SDR per kilogram. If the sender's State Postal Administration does not agree to pay the amount requested by the postal administration of the country of destination within the time limit set, the destination Postal Administration can shipments returned to sender's State Postal Administration and is entitled to request reimbursement of the cost of the transfer or handling these shipments according to their national law. Part III-Chapter 1 Cover letter correspondence special provisions article 28 terminal dues. General provisions 1. taking into account the subjects provided for exemptions from the payment of postal services, the postal administration, each receiving correspondence letters mailing from other postal administration is entitled to charge the sender's postal administration, reimbursement for costs incurred by receiving international mailings. 2. For the application of the provisions on terminal dues payment, the postal administration be classified as migration towards countries and territories or countries and territories that are eligible to be a transitional system in accordance with the list, which in the end passed by Congress resolution C 12/2004 terminal dues provisions in both countries and areas considered. 3. the provisions of this Convention for the payment of terminal dues is a temporary order that determines each country specific payment system. 4. the domestic postal service availability 4.1 each postal administration provides other postal administrations of all services and the availability of tariff provisions under the same conditions as it offers its national clients. 4.2. the sender State Postal Administration under similar conditions may ask the postal service to offer it in the migration towards the same conditions as the last country offers its customers as equivalent. 4.3. Postal Administration in the transitional system indicates whether the availability of the authorization according to point 4.1. 4.3.1. If the mail system in the administration of the transitional state that it allows access on terms that are offered in the domestic system, this permission applies to all postal administrations of the Member States of the Union, on the basis of the prohibition of discrimination. 4.4. the destination Postal Administration decide whether originating postal administration has complied with the rules about the availability of its domestic mail services. 5. Terminal dues tariffs in most of the shipments may not exceed the most favourable tariffs applicable in the destination country postal administrations in accordance with bilateral or multilateral agreements on terminal dues. The postal administration of the country of destination shall decide whether the originating postal administration has complied with the rules for accessibility. 6. Terminal dues shall be reimbursed on the basis of quality of service indicators in the country of destination. Consequently, the activities of the Council of the mail is entitled to increase the 29 and 30 the remuneration laid down in article 29, to encourage involvement in the monitoring systems and the postal administration rewarded for quality score. Postal Operations Council may also impose penalties in case of low quality, but is not entitled to prevent the postal administrations of the minimum remuneration in accordance with article 29 and 30. 7. any postal administration can waive all or part of payments in accordance with paragraph 1. 8. On the basis of a bilateral or multilateral agreement, terminal dues payment for performing the appropriate postal administration can apply other payment systems. Article 29 terminal dues. Provisions applicable to payments between countries in the migration towards 1. Charges for mailing correspondence shipments, including shipments in most, but excluding M bags, determined on the basis of the application of the tariff and the kilogram, which reflect the processing costs in the country of destination; These costs should be attributed to the country's domestic tariffs. The tariff shall be calculated in accordance with the correspondence of letters of the rules of procedure. 2. Tariffs for the shipment and a kilogram is calculated based on the percent of charge of the 20 gram letter sent priority inland postal system, which is: 2.1.-62% in 2006; 2.2. in 2007, 64%; 2.3. in 2008, 66%; 2.4.-68% in 2009. 3. applicable fares may not exceed: 3.1 in 2006 – of the consignment and SDR 0.226 SDR 1.768 per kilogram; 3.2. in 2007, about the shipment and SDR SDR 0.231 1.812 per kilogram; 3.3. in 2008-SDR and SDR 1.858 0.237 per consignment per kilogram; 3.4. in 2009 – 0.243 for SDR and SDR consignments 1.904 per kilogram. 4. During the period from 2006 to 2009 year applicable tariffs may not be lower than SDR and SDR consignments 0.147 1.491 per kilogram. Provided that the increase does not exceed 100% of the tariff of fees for the 20 gram letter sending priority for national postal system, minimum tariffs raised to: 4.1 in 2006 – of the consignment and SDR 0.151 SDR 1.536 per kilogram; 4.2. in 2007, about the shipment and SDR 0.154 SDR 1.566 per kilogram; 4.3. in 2008-SDR and SDR consignments 0.158 1.598 per kilogram; 4.4. in 2009 – for the consignment and SDR SDR 0.161 1.630 per kilogram. 5. the applicable tariff bag M is 0.793 SDR per kilogram. 5.1 M bags, weighing less than five kilograms, the determination of the terminal dues are considered to five kilograms. 6. Record shipments of certain additional fees per consignment and insured 0.5 SDR consignments – 1 SDR per consignment. 7. the rules applicable between the Member States, refer to the migration towards any State transition system, which States that want to join the migration towards. Postal Operations Council may lay down transitional measures for the correspondence of letters. 8. This article does not contain any clauses, except clause in the bilateral agreement. Article 30 terminal dues. Provisions applicable to mail flows to countries from the countries and between the countries in transition in the system of Charge 1.1 1. Fee for mailing correspondence shipments, except M bags, is on consignment and SDR SDR 0.147 1.491 per kilogram. 1.1.1. The streams below 100 tonnes a year in the two components of the total tariff conversion 3.727 SDR per kilogram, based on the average of the world-15.21 post per kilogram. 1.1.2. the flows over a hundred tonnes per year total of 3.727 SDR per kilogram tariff applied, if not the destination Postal Administration, not the country of origin did not ask the postal administration to revise the tariff on the basis of the actual number of consignments per kilogram in the stream. In addition, this tariff applies, if the actual number of consignments per kilogram has between 13 and 17.1.1.3. If one of the relevant postal administrations asking to apply the actual number of consignments per kilogram in the flow, this flow of applicable fee calculated in accordance with the review mechanism that is described in detail in the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters. 1.1.4.1.1.2. total referred to tariff reduction in the direction of the review should not ask the national mērķistēm against the State transition system, if one does not ask for a review in the past in the opposite direction. 1.2. the applicable tariff for M bags is SDR 0.793 per kilogram. 1.2.1. The M bag that weighs less than five kilograms, the determination of the terminal dues are considered to five kilograms. 1.3. The recorded shipments of certain additional fees per consignment and insured 0.5 SDR consignments – 1 SDR per consignment. 2. System coordination mechanisms 2.1. If the postal administration, the migration towards the year receives mail stream over fifty tons, finds that the weight of this feed for a year exceeds the limit, calculated in accordance with the letter of the rules of procedure, the correspondence can it apply to overrun the article 29 provides for the payment system, but with the condition that it is not applied to the review mechanism. 2.2. If the Administration transition system from another State transition system of the year receives the mail stream over fifty tons, finds that the weight of this feed for a year exceeds the limit, calculated in accordance with the letter of the rules of procedure, the correspondence can limit excess to apply the premium provided for in article 31, but on condition that it is not applied to the review mechanism. 3. Consignments in most mailing charge 3.1 in most countries, the migration towards the application of the tariff provided for in article 29 of the shipment and kilograms. 3.2. the postal administration in the transitional system for shipments received in most may require fee-per consignment and SDR SDR 0.147 1.491 per kilogram. 4. This article does not contain any clauses, except clause in the bilateral agreement. Article 31 the service quality Fund 1. Terminal dues paid by all States and territories of those countries by the ECOSOC defined as least developed countries (LDCs), except payment for M bags and parcels in most, an increase of 16.5% from SDR per kilogram tariff 3.727 laid down in article 30, contributions to the quality of Service Fund (QSF) to improve the quality of services in LDCS. LDCS Such payments to one other to LDCS. 2. UP to Member States and territories that is, the Union may submit a reasoned request to the Board to be considered for countries and areas that require additional resources. Countries classified as TRACE 1 (developing countries-DC), may submit a request to the Board to receive funds from the quality of Service Fund under the same conditions as least developed countries (LDCs). Countries according to the UNDP classified as donor countries (NCC), the Administrative Board may submit a request to receive funds from the quality of Service Fund under the same conditions as the TRAC 1. Accepted requests to be approved in accordance with this article shall enter into force on the first day of the calendar year following that of the adoption of the decision of the Administrative Council. The Administrative Board shall assess the request and take a decision, on the basis of strict criteria on whether a country can be considered as a least developed country or in a particular case for TRAC 1 country in relation to the quality of Service Fund. The Administrative Council each year to review and clarify the Member States ' and territories UP to the list that is in the EU. 3. except for M bags and parcels for most, terminal dues, which States that these charges Congress classified as industrial countries and territories pay countries and territories in accordance with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are classified as TRACE 1 countries, but not the LDC, an increase of 8% from the tariff set out in article 30 SDRs per kilogram 3.727 contributions to the quality of Service Fund to improve the TRAC 1 national quality of service that are not LDCS. 4 M, and sack. except for shipments in most, terminal dues, which States that these charges Congress classified as industrial countries and territories, countries and territories pay that same Congress classified as developing countries, but not in paragraph 1 and 2, an increase of 1% laid down in article 30. SDR per kilogram in tariff 3.727 contributions to the quality of Service Fund to improve the quality of our services. 5. STIR 1 countries and territories can strive to improve their service quality with regional or transnational projects in the LDCS and the countries, which have a low income, all the parties who made contributions to the quality of Service Fund financing of projects, by gaining direct benefits from these projects. 6. Regional projects should be promoted UP the service quality improvement program and the implementation of cost accounting systems in developing countries. Postal Operations Council in 2006 at the latest, must approve the financing procedures. 32. Article 1 of the transit fee fee applied for transit to closed depeš and open transit consignments, which exchanged the two postal administrations or of the same State, two post offices, with one or more other postal administration services (third party services). The last is the consideration for the land transit, transit and aviotranzīt of the sea services. Chapter 2 other provisions article 33 and rules on Basic air fees 1. Postal Operations Council shall approve the standard applied between postal administrations on the air. It is calculated by the International Bureau, which described in detail the rules of correspondence of letters. 2. the calculation of the charges for air consignments, priority of closed shipments, airmail parcels and aviopak, sent in the open in transit, as well as the respective accounting methods are described in the correspondence of letters and packages by mail. 3. the air fees for all distances flown covers: 3.1 if the transmitted closed-closed depeš depeš originating postal administration, including cases where the transfer of depeš in transit through one or more intermediate country postal administration; 3.2. if sent priority post and airmail shipments in transit, including the public mistakenly sent consignments, postal administration that transfer messages to another postal administration. 4. The same rules apply to consignments for which the land and sea transit fee is not charged when they are transmitted by air. 5. each country of destination Postal Administration that his country international postal consignments transported by air shall be entitled to reimbursement of the additional costs incurred for such carriage, but with the condition that the weighted average distance of more than 300 kilometers to miles. Postal Operations Council may replace the weighted average distance with other essential criteria. If there is no agreement that is not charged any fees, the fees are the same for all priority mail and airmail parcels, originating in foreign countries, irrespective of whether or not the shipment is transferred to the aviotran port. 6. However, if the destination Postal Administration collects the terminal dues, based on cost or domestic tariffs for domestic air traffic is not paid additional remuneration. 7. in order to calculate the weighted average distance, destination country postal administrations from aprçíina turns off all the weight of the consignment, which terminal dues shall be calculated in particular on the basis of cost or destination Postal Administration domestic tariffs. Article 34 postal parcel land and sea tariffs 1. postal parcels, which exchanged the two postal administrations apply incoming parcels of land that the tariff is calculated by combining the basic rules for the basic package and per kilo. 1.1. in the light of the above, the basic rules of procedure in accordance with the provisions of the postal administration is entitled to apply to the additional tariff per package and per kilogram. 1.2.1 and 1.1. payments as referred to in paragraph 1 shall be carried out according to the tariff of the State of origin, unless the postal administration postal packages not provided for in the rules of procedure of the exceptions to this principle. 1.3. Incoming mail parcel land rates are the same throughout the territory of each country. 2. Postal parcels, which exchanged the two postal administrations or of the same State, two post offices, with one or more other postal administration services apply for land, land transit tariffs, under which payments to countries that provide land services, as provided for in the rules of procedure, in accordance with the applicable distance step. 2.1. For postal parcels, which transfers the public transit, postal administration, the intermediary is entitled to charge according to the standard set of rules. 2.2. Payment under the land transit tariffs take the postal administration of the country of origin, unless the postal rule does not provide for any exceptions to this principle. 3. each national transporting by sea mail parcels, is entitled to charge a fee according to the tariffs of the sea. These payments shall be made by the postal administration of the country of origin, unless the postal rule does not provide for any exceptions to this principle. 3.1. Mail Pack determines the rules of the sea tariff for each marine shipment according to the applicable distance step. 3.2. the postal administration may increase the sea tariff higher than 50%, calculated in accordance with point 3.1. Conversely, they can reduce the tariff you choose.

Article 35 of Council mail action the right to determine the tariffs and fees 1. Postal Operations Council is entitled to impose such charges and fees that you pay the postal administration in accordance with the rules of procedure: 1.1. transit fees on correspondence of letters, the processing and the transmission of shipment through one or more intermediary countries; 1.2. the receipts and copies of the charges for the carriage of mail by air; 1.3. incoming shipment of tariffs on incoming mail processing package; 1.4. transit shipment road tariffs on postal packages, the processing and the transmission through the intermediary; 1.5. maritime tariffs for postal packages by sea. 2. any review in accordance with the methodology, which provides sufficient remuneration postal administrations that provide services, must be based on reliable and transparent economic and financial data. Any accepted changes shall enter into force on the day that determines the mail Action Council. Part IV final provisions article 36 the conditions for the approval of the proposal of the Convention and rule 1. proposals submitted To Congress for the Convention to take effect, they must be approved by the majority present and voting member of the balstiesīg. At least half the Congress represented and voting member must be present during the voting. 2. proposals on the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters and postal regulations take effect, they must be approved by the postal voting action of a majority of the members of the Council. 3. to Congress proposals submitted in the meantime on this Convention and its Final Protocol to take effect, you must obtain: 3.1. two-thirds of the votes, at least half of the EU Member States participating in the balsstiesīgaj in the vote if they include amendments; 3.2. the majority if they contain rules of interpretation. 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 3.1, any Member State whose legislation is not yet compatible with the proposed amendment may within 90 days from the date of its notification to draw up a written declaration of the Director-General of the International Bureau, stated that it cannot accept this amendment. Article 37 reservations 1. Congress is not allowed to make any reservations that are incompatible with the aims and objectives of the Union. 2. generally, any member whose opinion differs from the point of view of other Member States, trying to adjust to the majority's view. Reservations shall be made only when absolutely necessary, and it is a compelling argument. 3. Reservations to any article of this Convention shall be submitted to the Congress as a Congressional proposal, developing it into one of the working languages of the International Bureau in accordance with the relevant provisions of the rules of procedure of the Congress. 4. for the proposal of reservation to take effect, they must be approved by the majority of Member States, the need to amend the article to which the disclaimer applies. 5. in principle, reservations are applied on the basis of the complementarity between the Member State that made the reservation, and to the other Member States. 6. the text of the Convention be included in the reservations of the final Protocol to the Convention, on the basis of the Congress-approved proposals. Article 38 entry into force of the Convention and the operating time 1. the Convention shall enter into force on 1 January 2006 and shall be in force until the entry into force of the next Congress. In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the Member States have signed this Convention in a single copy which shall be deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau. Of the Universal Postal Union, the International Bureau shall send to each party a copy of the Convention. Bucharest, 2004 October 5, a translation of the Universal Postal Convention final protocol signing the Universal Postal Convention concluded on that day, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have agreed: (I) article title to a mailing. Undo shipment. Address change or clarification 1. Article 5 (1) and (2) do not apply to the conditions for Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Darusalem of Hong Kong, China, Dominica, Egypt, Fiji, Gambia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom's dependent territories overseas, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nauru, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, St Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, and, St. Vincent and the Grenadines , Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, The connected Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu and Zambia. 2. Article 5 (1) and (2) shall not apply to Austria, Denmark and the Islamic Republic of Iran, which the law does not allow to withdraw or change the mailing address for correspondence by the sender's request, from the moment when the recipient is made aware of it addressed to the post. 3. paragraph 1 of article 5 does not apply to Australia, Ghana and Zimbabwe. 4. Article 5 (2) shall not apply to the Bahamas, the people's Democratic Republic of Korea, Iraq and Myanmar, which the law does not allow to withdraw consignments or correspondence letters mailing address changes after the sender's request. 5. Article 5 (2) shall not apply to the United States. 6. paragraph 2 of article 5 shall apply to Australia only in so far as this article is in accordance with its legislation. 7. Notwithstanding article 5 (2), Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Panama, the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Venezuela is entitled not to be returned to the postal packages at the request of the customs of the recipient because it is not compatible with the laws of those countries in the field of customs. Article II fee 1. Notwithstanding article 6, the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Postal Administration shall be entitled to charge, not the subjects of such charges is compatible with the national law. Article III exceptions exemption from fees for mailing the blind 1. Notwithstanding article 7, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in Indonesia, and the postal administration in their domestic mail system does not allow an exemption from the payment of postage, the blind, can charge and charges for special services, which however must not exceed certain inland postal system. 2. Notwithstanding article 7, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Japan, Switzerland and the United States Postal Administration may charge a fee for specific services, which the national postal system apply postage, blind. Article IV 1. Basic services irrespective of the provisions of article 12, Australia disagrees with tailoring also include postal packages. 2. Article 12 of the conditions of paragraph 2.4 shall not apply to Great Britain, where legislation provides a lower weight limit. The British regulations health and safety limits the weight of the bag up to 20 M kilograms. Article v small packages regardless of the Convention laid down in article 12, the Afghan postal administration is entitled to restrict inbound and outbound small packages of a maximum weight of up to one kilogram. Article vi notification of issuance of postal administrations of Canada 1 is entitled not to apply article 13, point 1.1 postal parcels, given that its domestic mail services in the system of "notice of service of postal packages" do not offer. Article VII of the international komerckorespondenc service with response (IBR) 1. Notwithstanding article 13, point 4.1, after talking with interested mail administration postal administration of the Republic of Bulgaria shall provide the services of international komerckorespondenc with the answer. Article VIII prohibitions (correspondence of letters) 1. in exceptional circumstances, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Lebanon's postal administration does not accept the record of consignments of coins, banknotes, bearer securities of any kind, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, precious stones, jewelry or other valuable items. They are not strictly bound by the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters about the responsibility that occurs in shipment or failures of izzagšan cases, or for shipments containing glass or breakable items. 2. in exceptional cases the Bolivian, in the people's Republic of China, excluding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Iraq, Nepal, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Vietnam postal administration does not accept the record of consignments of coins, banknotes, currency, or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, precious stones, jewelry or other valuable items. 3. Myanmar postal administration reserves the right to not accept insured shipments containing article 15, paragraph 5 of the valuable items listed, as it is contrary to its own rules. 4. The Nepalese postal administration does not accept the recorded shipments or insured of consignments of banknotes or coins, except where this is specifically agreed. 5. The Uzbek postal administration does not accept the recorded or insured shipments that contain coins, banknotes, postage stamps, cheques or foreign currency, and does not accept any liability for such loss of or damage to a consignment. 6. The Islamic Republic of Iran postal administration does not accept messages that contain items that are not acceptable to the Islamic religion. 7. Philippine postal administration reserves the right to not accept any correspondence letters mailing (simple, recorded or insured) that contain coins, banknotes or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, gems or other valuable items. 8. The Australian Postal Administration does not accept any mail containing gold bars or notes. In addition, it does not accept recorded shipments or deliveries in Australia open in transit consignments containing the valuables like jewelry, precious metals, precious or semi-precious stones, securities, coins or any kind of negotiable financial instruments. It disclaims all liability for shipments that were sent, not subject to this disclaimer. 9. In accordance with its internal rules of the people's Republic of China postal administration, excluding the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the insured does not accept consignments containing coins, banknotes, currency or bearer securities of any kind and travellers ' cheques. 10. in accordance with the national legislation of Latvia and Mongolia postal administration reserves the right not to accept simple, recorded or insured mail parcels containing coins, banknotes, bearer securities and travelers ' cheques. 11. the Brazilian postal administration reserves the right to not accept simple, recorded or mailing to the insured, which is in circulation of coins and notes or any type of bearer securities. 12. The Vietnam postal administration reserves the right to not accept letters placed in the articles or goods. Article IX Prohibition (packages) 1. Myanmar and Zambia postal administration is entitled not to accept insured postal packages containing article 15, paragraph 6.1.3.1 valuable items listed, as it is contrary to their internal rules. 2. In exceptional cases, Lebanese and Sudanese postal administration does not accept packages containing coins, banknotes or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, gems or other valuable items or packages that contain liquids or easily sašķidrinām substances or glass objects, or fragile items. They are not bound by the relevant provisions of the rules of procedure of the postal packages. 3. the Brazilian postal administration is entitled not to accept insured packages containing circulation coins and banknotes, as well as any bearer securities because it is contrary to its own rules. 4. both the postal administration is entitled not to accept insured packages containing circulation coins and banknotes, because it is contrary to its own rules. 5. in addition to article 15 subjects listed in the Saudi postal administration is entitled not to accept packages containing coins, banknotes or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, gems or other valuable items. It also will not accept packages containing any medication unless it is approved by the recipe, issued by the responsible national authority, fire, chemical liquids or objects which are not acceptable to the Islamic religion. 6. in addition to article 15 items listed in the post administration of Oman does not accept consignments containing: 6.1 any medication unless it is approved by the recipe, issued by the responsible national authority; 6.2 fire objects or chemical fluids; 6.3. articles that are not acceptable to the Islamic religion. 7. in addition to article 15 subjects listed in the Islamic Republic of Iran postal administration is entitled not to accept packages containing articles that are not acceptable to the Islamic religion. 8. Philippine postal administration is entitled not to accept any packages containing coins, banknotes or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, gems or other valuable items or packages that contain liquids or easily sašķidrinām substances or glass objects, or fragile items. 9. Australian Postal Administration does not accept any mail containing gold bars or notes. 10. the people's Republic of China postal administration does not accept the basic packages containing coins, banknotes or any type of bearer securities, traveller's cheques, processed or unprocessed Platinum, gold or silver, gems or other valuable articles. In addition, with the exception of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region shall not be accepted for insured packages containing coins, banknotes or securities of any kind, and traveller's cheques. 11. in accordance with the national legislation of Mongolia postal administration reserves the right to not accept postal packages containing coins, banknotes, bearer securities and travelers ' cheques. 12. the postal administration does not accept the simple and insured parcels containing coins, banknotes, bearer securities in any form (cheques) or in foreign currency, and does not accept any liability for such loss of or damage to a consignment. Article x articles, which are subject to customs duty 1. Referring to article 15, Bangladesh and El Salvador postal administration does not accept the insured of consignments placed with customs taxable items. 2. with reference to article 15, Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, El Salvador, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Nepal, Peru, San Marino, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Venezuela postal administration does not accept the simple and written letters, which posted of customs taxable items. 3. with reference to article 15, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Republic of Mali and the Mauritanian postal administration does not accept the simple letters that placed with customs taxable items. 4. Notwithstanding paragraphs 1 to 3, in all cases the conditions are allowed to send the sera, vaccines, and urgently needed medications, which are hard to get. Article XI requests 1. Notwithstanding article 17, paragraph 3, of the Republic of Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chad, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Gabon, the United Kingdom's overseas territory of subject, Greece, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia postal administration reserves the right to collect a fee from customers on applications lodged for a correspondence of letters. 2. Notwithstanding article 17 (3), Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, the Czech Republic and Slovakia's postal administration reserves the right to charge a special fee, if requested by the inspection they find that testing is warranted. 3. Afghanistan, Republic of Bulgaria, Cape Verde, the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zambia postal administration reserves the right to collect a fee from customers on applications lodged for postal parcels. 4. Notwithstanding article 17 (3), Brazil, the Republic of Panama and the United States Postal Administration reserves the right to charge the customer fees for requests for correspondence of letters and parcels sent in countries that apply this fee in accordance with paragraph 1-3 points. Article XII fee for customs presentation 1. Gabonese postal administration reserves the right to charge fees from customers for customs presentation. 2. The Republic of the Congo and Zambia postal administration reserves the right to charge the customer for postal parcels for customs presentation. Article XIII correspondence of letters sent to foreign countries 1. Australia, Austria, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Greece, New Zealand and United States Postal Administration reserves the right to charge a fee, which is equivalent to the cost of the work that these administrations are caused by any administration, in accordance with article 27 of the conditions of paragraph 4, send them for processing shipments, which were not initially sent as mail to the postal system. 2. Notwithstanding article 27 paragraph 4 in particular, Canadian postal administration reserves the right to charge the originating postal administration the amount that it at least supports the recovery of costs incurred in the processing of such consignments. 3. Article 27 paragraph 4 permits the destination country postal administrations to request from the sender's State Postal Administration proper remuneration for the delivery of correspondence, letters sent to foreign countries in large quantities. Australia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reserves the right to restrict any such payment pursuant to a domestic equivalent to the tariff items in the destination country. 4. Article 27 paragraph 4 permits the destination country postal administrations to request from the sender's State Postal Administration proper consideration for the delivery of correspondence, letters sent to foreign countries in large quantities. The right to limit any such payment to the extent that in accordance with the rules of procedure allowed for most shipments, with the following countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam Darusalem, people's Republic of China, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom's overseas territory of the subject, Grenada, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand and the United States. 5. Notwithstanding paragraph 4, the reservations contained in the right to the full application of article 27 of the Convention, the conditions of correspondence letters mailing received from Member States of the Union, with the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, the Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Principality of Monaco, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic and Togo. 6. In application of article 27, paragraph 4, the German postal administration reserves the right to ask the sender State Postal Administration to grant compensation to the extent that it received from the national postal administration in which the sender is a resident. 7. Notwithstanding article XIII reservations made in people's Republic of China reserves the right to restrict any payment for the delivery of correspondence, letters sent to foreign countries in large quantities, up to the amount that is allowed for most shipments UP in the Convention and in the rules of procedure of the correspondence of letters. Article XIV the incoming shipment specific land tariffs 1. Notwithstanding article 34, Afghan postal administration reserves the right to apply additional incoming post special land package of tariff on SDR 7.50. Article XV Special tariffs 1. Belgium, Norway and the United States Postal Administration can apply more aviopak land rates than terrestrial postal parcels. 2. the Lebanese postal administration is entitled postal parcels weighing up to one kilo gram to determine the tariff applicable to parcels weighing from one to three kilograms. 3. the Republic of Panama postal administration is entitled to charge for land parcels, SDR/kg 0.20 carriage in transit by air (S.A.L.) In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have developed this Protocol, which has the same legal force as if these rules should be included in the text of the Convention and have signed it in one instance, deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau. Of the Universal Postal Union, the International Bureau shall supply to each party a copy of this Protocol. Bucharest, 2004 October 5, a translation of the Universal Postal Union the General rules of procedure contents chapter I structure of the Union action article 101. Congress and the extraordinary Congress organizing and convening 102. Board composition, activities and meeting 103. information on the Administrative Council of the mail operations 104 Council composition, activities and meetings 105. Information about mail operations 106. Council Advisory Committee composition, activities and meetings 107. information on the activities of the Advisory Committee of the rules of procedure of the Congress 108.109. International Office working language documents 110. , debate and official correspondence of the language used in the International Bureau chapter II 111. International Director-General and Deputy Director-General the Director-General of election 112.113. duties the duties of Deputy Director-General 114. Union structure in the Secretariat a list of 115.116. Member information. Opinions. Document interpretation and amendment requests. Polls. Obligations of payment. technical cooperation in 117 118. Forms the International Bureau supplies 119. Limited documents and special association agreements 120. Union Journal 121. Biennial report on the work of the Union chapter III submission of proposals and the procedure for the examination of the proposal submission Procedures 122. to Congress 123. procedure for the submission of proposals to the Council on the activities of the post's new rules of procedure preparation according to Congressional decisions 124. procedure for the submission of the proposal in Congress, in the meantime, consideration of the proposal of Congress 125 between 126. notification of decisions adopted by the Congress in the meantime 127. Congress adopted rules of procedure and, in the meantime, the entry into force of chapter IV financing of expenditure in the EU determination. 128 and 129. automatic control sanctions 130. contributions to class 131. For international office supplies carried by the Tribunal chapter V 132. Arbitration Procedure Chapter VI final provisions 133. conditions for approval of the proposal on the General rules of procedure 134. Proposals for agreements with the United Nations 135. General rules of entry into force and duration of the Universal Postal Union the General rules of procedure in the light of article 22 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union, concluded in Vienna in 1964 on July 10. , the undersigned plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the Member States of the Union, the common agreement and in accordance with article 25 of the Constitution (4), were developed by the General rules of procedure, which provides for the application of the Constitution and the functioning of the Union.
Chapter I structure of the Union action article 101 Congress and the extraordinary Congress organizing and convening (Constitution articles 14 and 15) 1. Member State representatives meet in Congress, which takes place not later than four years after the previous Congress, the end of the year. 2. each Member shall be represented in Congress by one or more authorized persons that the Government granted the necessary powers. If necessary, a Member State may conclude that it represents another Member State delegation. However, it should be understood that in representing his country, delegation can be represented by only one Member State. 3. the debate in each Member State is entitled to one vote, having regard to the penalties provided for in article 129. 4. Congress should designate a country in which the next Congress. If choice turns out to be unsuitable, after consultation with other State administrative board is empowered to designate the organisation of the Congress. 5. After consultation with the International Bureau the Government of the host country shall determine convening of Congress's final date and the exact location. The year before that date the Government of the host country shall send the invitation to the Government of each Member State of the Union. This invitation can be sent directly or with other national Governments, the Director General or the International Bureau. 6. If the Congress shall convene without the host country Government, the International Bureau may, with the consent of the Administrative Council and after consultation with the Government of the Swiss Confederation shall take the necessary measures to Congress convened and organized in the country in which the headquarters of the Union. In such a case, the International Bureau shall perform the functions of the Government of the host country. 7. After consultation with the International Bureau for convening the emergency Congress proposing Member States shall determine the location of the convening of Congress. 8. Extraordinary Congress shall, mutatis mutandis, to paragraph 2-6. Article 102 Administrative Council composition, activities and meetings (article 17 of the Constitution) the Administrative Council shall 1. forty-one Member States that fulfil their functions during the period between the two conferences. 2. the host State Congress takes over the Office of President. If that country refuses this right, it becomes the de jure Member, and thus the geographical group to which it belongs, obtained its space, which is not subject to restrictive conditions of paragraph 3. In this case, the Administrative Board shall elect a Chairman of one of the Member States, which is the host country's geographical group. 3. The other forty members of the Administrative Council, elected by the Congress, on the basis of equitable geographical distribution. At least half of the composition of the Administrative Board must be renewed at each Congress; None of the Council members may not be selected in three consecutive congresses. 4. each Member of the Administrative Board shall appoint its representative who is competent to postal matters. 5. the performance of the functions of the Administrative Board members shall not be remunerated. Operating expenses shall be borne by the Council of the Union. 6. functions of the Administrative Board are the following: 6.1. monitoring the functioning of the Union Congress in the meantime to ensure compliance with the decisions of Congress, when considering questions of Government policy in the field of mail and taking into account the development of international standards for trade in services and competition; 6.2. within the limits of its competence to consider and approve any activity that requires international mail service quality assurance, improvement and modernisation of services; 6.3. to promote, coordinate and monitor all mail types of technical assistance in the implementation of international technical cooperation; 6.4. to consider and approve the annual budget of the Union and the annual accounts; 6.5. If necessary, authorise expenditure the maximum limit under article 128, paragraph 3-5; 6.6. develop UP financial rules of procedure; 6.7. to develop rules governing reserve fund; 6.8. to lay down rules governing special funds; 6.9. to develop rules governing the specific activities of the Fund; 6.10. to develop rules governing the voluntary fund; 6.11. to provide international control of the operation of the Office; 6.12. at the request of and in accordance with article 130 paragraph 6 conditions allow to choose a lower class of contributions; 6.13. on request, and taking into account the views of the countries that is a member of the relevant geographical groups, allow to change the geographical group; 6.14. the development of the staff regulations and the conditions of the service ievēlētaj officials; 6.15. to establish or eliminate posts with the International Bureau, taking into account the limitations imposed by the expenditure limit laid down; 6.16. develop social fund rules; 6.17. approve international biennial report prepared by the Office and the Union's financial reporting and, if necessary, to provide comments on them; 6.18. in order to fulfil their functions, to decide on which to establish contacts with postal administrations; 6.19. after consultation with the postal operations Council to decide on which to establish contacts with organisations that are not de jure an observer, to consider and approve the reports of the International Bureau UP relations with other international bodies and to take the decisions which it considers appropriate for the continuation of such relations and the action to be taken; after consultation with the postal operations Council and the Secretary General and the choice to invite international organizations, associations, businesses and qualified persons to be represented in Congress and the special meetings of the Committee when it is Union or labour interests of Congress, and ask the Director-General to send out the necessary invitations; 6.20. If it considers it necessary, to lay down principles that postal operations Council, to be followed in considering issues having significant financial implications (tariffs, fees, transit fees, mailing receipts and airmail letter dispatch mailing correspondence to foreign countries); carefully follow these issues, to review and approve the actions of the Council Post suggestions on relevant issues, in order to ensure compliance with the above principles; 6.21. the Congress, postal operations Council or at the request of the postal administration to carry out administrative, legislative and legal research of the problems in connection with Union or international mail services; The Board must decide whether it is appropriate for Congress to launch a post in the interim administration of the required research in these areas; 6.22. develop proposals in accordance with article 124 is intended to submit for approval in Congress or the administration of mail; 6.23. If necessary, according to their competence to approve the recommendation of the Council of postal activity of the rules of procedure or the adoption of new procedures, until the Congress will decide the matter concerned; 6.24. examine mail activities prepared the annual report of the Council and any proposals submitted to the Council; 6.25. submit postal operations Council questions examination in accordance with article 104 9.16 points; 101. Article 6.26 4. in the case provided for in paragraph 1 to designate the country in which the next Congress; 6.27. a specific order, and after consultation with the Council of postal operations to determine the Congressional Labor Committee takes to complete and clarify their function; 6.28. after consultation with the postal operations Council and approval of Congress to designate the Member States that are ready to take on Congress:-Vice-President and Chairman of the Committee and Vice-Chairman of the duties, pursuant to fair geographical distribution, and to take the Congress limited the work of committees; 6.29. to consider and approve for submission to Congress of the draft strategic plan, developed by the postal operations Council, with the support of the International Bureau; on the basis of the postal operations Council recommendations, review and approve the plan adopted by the Congress's annual review and consult with the postal operations Council of the development plan and annual tune-ups; at 6.30. create a system for organising and Advisory Committee to promote the organisation of the activities of the Advisory Committee in accordance with the provisions of article 106; 6.31. develop criteria for membership of the Advisory Committee, and approve or reject membership applications in accordance with these criteria, ensuring that the processing of applications would accelerate the process between the meetings of the Administrative Council; 6.32. appoint members of the Advisory Committee; 6.33. receive and discuss the Advisory Committee's report and recommendations, and to examine the recommendations of the Advisory Committee for submission to the Congress. 7. The first meeting convened by The President of Congress, the Administrative Council shall elect from among its members the four Vice-Chairmen and draw up its own rules of procedure. 8. the Administrative Board shall be convened by the Chairperson, and so in principle meet once a year at the headquarters of the Union. 9. the Management Committee shall be the Chairman of the Administrative Council, the Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Council, the Chairman of the Committee and the strategic planning working group. This Committee shall prepare and chair the Administrative Council each sitting. On behalf of the Administrative Council shall confirm the International Bureau prepared an annual report on the work of the Union and perform any other task entrusted to it by the Administrative Board to take, or if the need arises in the strategic planning process. 10. each Member of the Administrative Council representative participating in the meetings, except for the meetings, which take place during the Congress is entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses on the return trip in economy class or train ticket there and back in first grade, or to reimbursement for expenses incurred while traveling with any other means of transport, but with the condition that the amount does not exceed the price of a round-trip ticket in economy class. The same rights granted to the Committee, working group or other structure members when they meet outside the Congress and meetings of the Council. 11. the mail operations, the President of the Council shall represent the Board meetings, which are on the agenda of his interest in questions of structure. 12. the representative of the Chairman of the Advisory Committee the Advisory Committee meetings of the Administrative Council, if the agenda is the Advisory Committee issues of interest. 13. in order to ensure effective cooperation between the two bodies, the Council of postal activities can appoint representatives attend Board meetings as observers. 14. The national postal administration, in which the meeting of the Administrative Council, invited to participate in meetings as an observer, if that country is not a member of the Administrative Council. 15. The Administrative Council may invite to the meetings without the right to vote of any international organization, any association or company representative or qualified person who wishes to engage in their work. Under the same conditions it may invite one or more Member States shall also mail administration affected the agenda issues. 16. the plenary sessions and Administrative Council may attend meetings of the Committee, such observers, without voting rights, if they so request: 16.1. Mail transactions the Council members; 16.2. the members of the Advisory Committee; 16.3. the work of the Administrative Council of the intergovernmental bodies concerned; 16.4. other Member States of the Union. 17. logical reasons the Board may limit the number of observers participating in the meetings. It can also restrict her right to reply to the debate. 18. the Board members actively participate in its work. Observers may, at their request, be authorized to work in the research work carried out under the conditions that the Council may determine the effectiveness and efficiency of its work. You can invite also drive working groups or project groups if they have professional experience or knowledge. Observers without additional expenditure in the Union. 19. In exceptional cases, the observers may deny participation in the meeting or any meeting or restrict their rights to receive documents, if required in the meeting topic, or because of the confidential nature of documents. These restrictions may decide any participating organization or its Chairman, on a case-by-case basis. For each individual case should be reported to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council, if they relate to matters of interest to the postal operations Council. If the Board finds it necessary, after consultation with the postal operations Council, it may, where appropriate, restrictions be reviewed. 103. Article information about the activities of the Administrative Board 1. after each meeting of the Administrative Board shall inform the Member States of the Union, limited associations and members of the Advisory Committee on its work, sending them, among other things, a summary of the report, resolutions and decisions. 2. the Management Board shall prepare the Congress a comprehensive report on its work and sends it to the postal administrations of the Member States of the Union and the members of the Advisory Committee at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Article 104 of the postal operations Council, activities and meetings (article 18 of the Constitution) 1. Postal Operations Council has forty members, which perform their functions during the period between the two conferences. 2. the mail operations members of the Council elected by Congress, based on a specific geographical distribution. Twenty-four places reserved for developing countries and the developed countries to sixteen. At least one third of the Council was renewed in each Congress. 3. each mail transaction Council appoint a representative whose responsibility is to give the Union the documents in question. 4. Postal Operations Council shall be borne by the Union. Council members shall not be remunerated. Postal Operations Council, representatives of participating postal administration travel and subsistence costs shall be borne by the Administration referred to. However, each representative of the country, which according to the United Nations developed lists deemed not beneficial conditions, except for meetings that take place during the Congress is entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses either on a round trip economy class or train ticket there and back in first grade, or reimbursement for expenses incurred while traveling with any other means of transport, but on condition that amount does not exceed the price of the ticket for a round trip economy class. 5. At the first meeting, convened by the President of Congress, and found the mail transaction Council elect from among its members a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, and Chairman of the Committee, the strategic planning working group. 6. Postal Operations Council shall establish its own rules of procedure. 7. in principle, a postal operations Council shall meet each year at the headquarters of the Union. Date and place of the meeting shall be determined by the President of the Council with the President of the Administrative Board and the Director-General of the International Bureau. 8. the Management Committee is the President of the Council of postal operations, the Vice-President of the Council action, the post of Chairman of the Committee and the strategic planning working group. This Committee shall prepare and conduct each mail transaction Council meeting and take all the tasks that the postal operations Council instructs it, or if you need to make a strategic planning process occurs. 9. the mail operations functions of the Council are the following: 9.1. make important operational, commercial, technical, economic and technical cooperation concern that interest in all the Member States, the postal administration, including issues having significant financial implications (tariffs, terminal dues, transit fees, shipping charges airmail, postal rates and mailing correspondence letters sent to foreign countries) and prepare the information, opinions and recommendations for action on these matters; 9.2. six months after the end of the Congress to revise the rules of the Union, unless it decides otherwise; If the urgent need, postal operations Council may amend these rules of procedure of the meetings; in both cases, the postal operations Council is bound by the instructions of the Administrative Council of the essential policy and aspects of fundamental principles; 9.3. to coordinate practical measures for international postal service development and improvement; 9.4. take any action needed in the international mail service quality assurance, improvement and modernisation of services, subject to the approval of the Administrative Council of its competence; 9.5. to make proposals, in accordance with article 125 shall be submitted for approval in Congress or the administration of mail; If these proposals apply to matters that are within the competence of the Administrative Council, they must be approved by the Council; 9.6. the Member State shall, at the request of the postal administration to examine any proposal which the administration of mail sent to the International Bureau in accordance with article 124, preparing for their comments and to ask the International Bureau to add the comments to the proposal before it is submitted for the approval of the Member States ' postal administration; 9.7. If necessary and appropriate, approval of the Administrative Council and in consultation with all postal administrations to adopt the rules of procedure or recommend a new procedure until such time as Congress will take a decision in the matter; 9.8. If the uniformity of practice is essential, according to their competence to prepare and issue a postal administrations in the form of a recommendation of the technological, operational and other process standards; If necessary, in a similar way to issue amendments to these standards; 9.9. in consultation with the Management Board, and based on its approval, analyse the International Bureau developed a draft strategic plan to be submitted to Congress for review; each year to review Congress approved plans in cooperation with the strategic planning working group and the International Bureau and also with Approval of the Administrative Council; 9.10. approve its international office in the Union prepared the annual report on the Union's part of the work relating to the postal operations Council duties and functions; 9.11. in order to fulfil its functions, to take a decision on the contacts to be established with the postal administrations; 9.12. the education and vocational training issues research of interest to new and developing countries; 9.13. to take the necessary measures to investigate and publicise the national experiment results and achievements in the technical, operational, economic and professional training, which is interested in mail services; 9.14. explore postal service current situation and needs in the new and developing countries, and to prepare appropriate recommendations on the ways and means post to improve the operation of the service in these countries; 9. in consultation with the Management Board, to take appropriate measures in the field of technical cooperation with all Member States of the Union, but especially with new and developing countries; 9.16. consider any other issues that postal operations Council shall submit a postal operations Council, the Administrative Council or any member of the postal administration; 9.17. receive and discuss the Advisory Committee's reports and recommendations and, if they relate to matters of interest to the postal operations Council, to review and comment on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee for submission to the Congress; 9.18. appoint members of the Advisory Committee. 10. on the basis of Congress accepted UP to the strategic plan, and in particular the part relating to the permanent structure of the Union strategy, mail Action Council at the first meeting after the Congress prepares a basic programme that includes a series of tactical techniques for the implementation of the strategy. This main program, which includes a limited number of projects of common interest for all current issues should be reviewed annually, taking into account the new circumstances and priorities, as well as the strategic plan changes. 11. in order to ensure effective cooperation between the two bodies, the Administrative Council may appoint representatives who participate in the activities of the post Board meetings as observers. 12. the mail operations Council plenary sessions and Committee meetings be open to such observers, without voting rights, if they so request: 12.1. members of the Administrative Council; 12.2. the members of the Advisory Committee; 12.3. the mail operations in the work of the intergovernmental bodies concerned; 12.4 other Union Member States. 13. the Logical reasons for mail transactions, the Council may limit the number of observers participating in the meetings. It can also restrict her right to reply to the debate. 14. Postal Operations Council members actively participating in its work. Observers may, at their request, be authorized to work in the research work carried out under the conditions that the Council may determine the effectiveness and efficiency of its work. Observers may be invited also to lead working groups or project groups if they have professional experience or knowledge. Observers without additional expenditure in the Union. 15. In exceptional cases, the observers may deny participation in the meeting or any meeting or restrict their rights to receive documents, if required in the meeting topic, or because of the confidential nature of documents. These restrictions may decide any participating organization or its Chairman, on a case-by-case basis. For each individual case should be reported to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council. If the Board finds it necessary, after consultation with the postal operations Council to its appropriate restrictions can be reviewed. 16. the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to represent the structure of the postal operations Council meetings, where the agenda is the Advisory Committee issues of interest. 17. the mail operations, the Council may be invited to participate in meetings without voting rights: 17.1. any international organization or a qualified person who wishes to engage in their work; 17.2. the mail administration in Member States not represented on the Council of postal operations; 10.7. any association or company with which it wants to consult about their work. 105. Article information about mail operations Council meetings after each 1 mail transactions the Council shall inform the Member States of the Union, limited associations and members of the Advisory Committee on its work, sending them, among other things, a summary of the report, resolutions and decisions. 2. Postal Operations Council shall prepare an annual report to the Board on their work. 3. Postal Operations Council shall prepare a comprehensive report to Congress on its work and sends it to the postal administrations of the Member States of the Union and the members of the Advisory Committee at least two months before the opening of the Congress.

Article 106 of the composition of the Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee 1 meeting aims to represent a broad international postal sector interests and ensure the efficient maintenance of the dialogue between the parties involved. It is the non-governmental organizations representing customers, delivery service providers, workers ' organizations, suppliers of goods and services the postal sector as well as private organizations and businesses with an interest in international postal services. If such organizations are registered, they must be registered in a Member State of the Union. The Administrative Council and postal operations Council shall appoint from among the members of the Advisory Committee. With the exception of the Administrative Council and postal operations Council appointed the members of the Consultative Committee of the participation must be decided by the Board within the application and approval process in accordance with article 6.31, paragraph 102. 2. each Member of the Advisory Committee to appoint a representative. 3. the Advisory Committee operating costs split between the Union and the members of the Committee, as defined by the Administrative Council. 4. the members of the Advisory Committee shall not receive remuneration or any other consideration. 5. after each Congress Advisory Committee reorganization carried out in accordance with the framework laid down by the Administrative Council. Chairman of the Administrative Council, chaired the Advisory Committee organizational meeting, which elect its Chairman. 6. After consultation with the postal operations Council and agreed with the Management Board, the Advisory Committee shall adopt its internal structure and draw up its rules of procedure, having regard to the fundamental principles of the Union. 7. the Advisory Committee shall meet twice a year. In principle, the meetings take place at the headquarters of the Union, together with the Administrative Council and postal operations Council meetings. Date and place of the meeting shall be determined by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the President of the Administrative Council, the President of the Council of postal operations, and the Director-General of the International Bureau. 8. the Advisory Committee shall draw up its own programme in accordance with the following functions: 8.1 consider Administrative Council and postal operations Council documents and messages. In exceptional cases, the right to receive certain text and documents may be restricted if this is necessary for meeting the subject or because of the confidential nature of the document. These restrictions may decide any participating organization or its Chairman, on a case-by-case basis. For each individual case should be reported to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council, if they relate to matters of interest to the postal operations Council. If the Board finds it necessary, after consultation with the postal operations Council to its appropriate restrictions can be reviewed. 8.2. to identify and discuss the important Advisory Committee members; 8.3. to examine issues affecting the postal sector, and to report on these issues; 8.4. to contribute to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council work, including submitting reports and recommendations and deliver opinions at the request of the two Councils; 8.5. to provide to Congress recommendations approved by the Administrative Board and, if they relate to matters of interest to the postal operations Council, the latter shall examine them and provide comments; 9. the Chairman of the Administrative Council and postal operations Council Chairman representing these structures Advisory Committee meetings, if meetings on the agenda are issues of interest to the bodies. 10. in order to ensure effective cooperation with Eu bodies, the Advisory Committee may appoint representatives who participate in the Congress, Administrative Council, and the Council of postal activities the Committee meetings as observers without voting rights. 11. If the Advisory Committee members ask, they may participate in the plenary sessions and Administrative Council and postal operations Council Committee meetings in accordance with paragraph 16 of article 102, and article 12, paragraph 104. They can also participate in the project group and the work of the working group according to article 102, paragraph 18, and article 14, paragraph 104. Advisory Committee members may participate in the work of the Congress as observers without voting rights. 12. The Advisory Committee may participate in the meetings of such observers, without voting rights, if they so request: 12.1. Mail Action Council and Administrative Council Members; 12.2. the work of the Advisory Committee of the intergovernmental bodies concerned; 12.3. limit associations; 12.4. the other Member States of the Union. 13. logical reasons, the Advisory Committee may limit the number of observers participating in the meetings. It can also restrict her right to reply to the debate. 14. In exceptional cases, the observers may deny participation in the meeting or any meeting or restrict their rights to receive documents, if required in the meeting topic, or because of the confidential nature of documents. These restrictions may decide any participating organization or its Chairman, on a case-by-case basis. For each individual case should be reported to the Administrative Council and postal operations Council, if they relate to matters of interest to the postal operations Council. If the Board finds it necessary, after consultation with the postal operations Council to its appropriate restrictions can be reviewed. 15. the Director-General of the International Bureau in person is responsible for the provision of the Advisory Committee by the Secretariat. 107. Article information about the activities of the Advisory Committee 1. after each meeting of the Advisory Committee shall inform the Administrative Council and postal operations Council about its work, sending the structure referred to, among other things, a summary statement of the meeting, their recommendations and opinions. 2. the Advisory Committee shall prepare the administrative board the annual activity report and sent a copy of the postal operations Council. This report documents the Administrative Council shall be inserted, which shall be sent to the Member States and the European Union associations in accordance with article 103. 3. the Advisory Committee shall draw up a comprehensive report to Congress on its work and sends it to the postal administration of the Member States of the Union, at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Article 108 of the rules of procedure of the Congress (Constitution, article 14) 1. Work organisation and conduct of the debate, Congress applied the rules of procedure of Congress. 2. in each Congress can amend the rules of procedure in accordance with the rules of procedure. 109. Article International Office working language the working language of the International Office are French and English. 110. article documents, debates and official correspondence languages 1. Eu documents used in French, English, Arabic and Spanish. Chinese, German, Portuguese and Russian are used, provided that these languages be issued only the most important documents. Other languages may be used, provided that Member States which so request, shall bear all the costs incurred. 2. the Member State or States which have requested that the language is not the official language, the language of the form group. 3. the International Bureau publishes documents in the official language and language of that order included language groups, directly or through the regional offices of the group mediation procedures to coordinate with the International Bureau. The publication in different languages is carried out in accordance with the common standard. 4. the documents published by the International Bureau directly by the different languages you requested be circulated at the same time. 5. Exchange of Correspondence between postal administrations and the International Bureau, between the Office and external structures occur in any language in which the International Bureau is available in the translation service. 6. the costs of translation in any language, including the costs arising from the application of paragraph 5, shall be borne by the language group, the language requested. Member States that use of the official languages, on the unofficial translation of documents pay a one-time contribution, and the amount of this deposit unit is the same as that covered by the Member States, for use in the other working language of the International Bureau. All other service related costs shall be borne by the Union. With Congress's decision establishes a maximum limit of costs by the Union shall be borne by the issuing of documents in Chinese, German, Portuguese and Russian. 7. Costs borne by language group, distributed among the members in proportion to their contributions to the Union's expenditure. These costs can be split between the language of the group members under the other system, provided that the countries concerned agree and shall notify the International Bureau of its decision to the group representative. 8. The International Bureau shall carry out any changes to the language of the Member State requested for the period of time which may not exceed two years. 9. the discussions at the meetings of the bodies of the Union are acceptable to the French, English, Spanish and Russian languages, through the translation system – with or without electronic equipment, which is chosen at the discretion of the organizer of the meeting in consultation with the Director-General of the International Bureau and the Member States concerned. 10. in paragraph 9 of the above discussions and meetings are also acceptable in other languages. 11. Delegations who use another language, negotiate synchronous translation in one of the languages referred to in paragraph 9, either using this same system referred to in paragraph 1, if it is possible to make the necessary technical modifications, or inviting individual interpreters. 12. Translation expenses distributed among the Member States which use the same language, in proportion to their contributions to the Union's expenditure. However, electronic equipment installation and maintenance costs shall be borne by the Union. 13. Postal Administration can agree on mutual language used in official correspondence. In the absence of such agreement, the use of the French language. Chapter II article 111 the International Bureau the International Bureau Director General and Deputy Director-General election 1. the Director-General of the International Bureau, and the Deputy Director shall be elected by the Congress for the period between the two conferences and the minimum term of Office of four years. Repeatedly post they can elect only one time. Unless the Congress decides otherwise, they begin to perform the functions of the following year on January 1 by Congress by the end of the year. 2. at least seven months before the opening of the Congress, the Director-General of the International Bureau sent to the Governments of the Member States, inviting them to submit a memorandum to the applications (if any) of the Director-General and Deputy Director-General post at the same time, whether the Director-General of the post and the Deputy Director interested in the original mandate. Applications with curriculum vitae (curriculum vitae) to the International Bureau must be received at least two months before the opening of the Congress. Candidates must be nationals of the Member States, which it puts forward. The International Bureau will prepare the Congress election documents. The Director-General and Deputy Director-General elections are held, voting by secret ballot, and the first elected Director-General. 3. If the Office of Director is vacant, the Deputy Director of the Director-General of the functions to take over its term of Office; He has the right to be elected to this post and they automatically approve of the candidate, provided that the previous Congress not restore him as Deputy Director General's original mandate and that he announces their interest to stand for Office of the Director-General. 4. If the Director-General and Deputy Director General posts freed at the same time, the Administrative Council shall elect a Deputy Director General for the period until the next Congress, on the basis of the applications received after the notification of vacancies. The submission of the application, mutatis mutandis, to paragraph 2. 5. If disposed of the Deputy Director-General of posts, the Administrative Council, at the proposal of the Director-General shall appoint one of the International Office of the D2 grade directors to take over the functions of the Deputy Director-General until the next Congress is convened. 112. Article 1 obligations of the Director-General the Director-General., managed and organised manages the International Bureau and is its legal representative. He is authorized to classify positions degrees from G1 to D2 and appoint officials and raise these degrees. Appointment grades from P1 to consider him a candidate for D2 professional qualifications, which recommends the Member States ' postal administration in which the candidates are citizens or carry out their professional activities, taking into account equitable geographical distribution with respect to the continents and languages. Degree D2 posts should occupy the possible candidates from different regions, not by the Director-General and the Deputy Director of the region of origin, taking into account the main observations of the International Bureau's work efficiency. If the appointment does not require any specific qualifications, the Director-General is empowered to accept applications from candidates, not taking into account the above restrictive conditions. Appointment of new officials, they must take into account the fact that in principle the persons occupying positions in grades D2, D1 and P5, there must be a Union of various citizens of the Member States. Officials of the International Bureau to increase the degrees D2, D1 and P5, the Director-General this principle should not be applied. In addition, the recruitment process, the requirement for equitable geographical distribution and fall behind merit. Once a year the Director-General shall inform the Management Board about the appointment and promotion in grades D2 to P4. 2. The Director-General is responsible for the following: 2.1 be maintained of the Union and on the accession of the Union to the intermediary or the EU admission procedure and withdrawal procedures from the Union; 2.2. to notify all Member States Governments decisions of Congress; 2.3. notification to all postal administrations for the post of Council action or revised regulations; 2.4. to prepare the annual budget of the Union as a lower level of subordination in accordance with the requirements of the Union and given time to submit it to the Board for consideration; After the approval of the Administrative Council to present the Union budget by the Member States and run; 2.5. to execute specific tasks, which is requested to perform the Union's structures and work for the Union's documents; 2.6. action to achieve the objectives of the Union's structure according to the policies developed and available financial resources; 2.7. to make proposals and suggestions to the Board or Council activities; 2.8. the closing of the Congress, in accordance with the postal operations Council's rules of procedure, submit proposals to the Council on the activities of the post the changes necessary to make the subjects on the basis of the decisions of the Congress; 2.9 based on postal operations Council issued directives to prepare its draft strategic plan for submission to Congress and the annual review of the project; 2.10. to ensure the representation of the Union; 2.11. to mediate between: – the Universal Postal Union and the European Community; – The Universal Postal Union and the United Nations; – The Universal Postal Union and the international organisations in the activities of the Union is concerned; – The Universal Postal Union and international organizations, associations or businesses with whom the Union bodies wish to consult or engage in their work; 2.12. assume the structure of the Union and of the Secretary-General, taking into account the General rules of procedure the specific provisions, in particular, this status monitor: – the structure of the Union and preparation of the work of the Organization; the document, message and protocol development, reproduction and distribution; – the work of the Secretariat on the structure of the Union meetings; 2.13. to participate in the meetings of the bodies of the Union and discussions without voting rights, but with the possibility to be represented. Article 113 of the Deputy Director-General obligations 1. Deputy Director General shall assist the Director-General and Director-General of the benchers is. 2. in the absence of the Director-General or, if he is unable to perform his duties, they perform the function of Deputy Director General. The same applies for the post of Director General of the vacancy, in accordance with paragraph 3 of article 111. 114. Article structure of the Union secretariat (Constitution of 14, 15, 17, and article 18) the Director General shall be responsible for the fact that the International Bureau provide the structure of the Secretariat of the Union's activities. The Secretariat shall send all the documents, published after each sitting, the institutions of the Member States, their national postal administration postal administration which is not a member, but cooperates in the research to be carried out, controlled associations and postal administrations of other Member States, requesting them. 115. article list of the Member States (article 2 of the Constitution), the International Bureau shall prepare and keep the list of the Member States of the Union, noting the contribution of each Member to the class, geographical group, and its position in relation to the documents of the Union. 116. Article information. Opinions. Document interpretation and amendment requests. Polls. Obligations of payment (article 20 of the Constitution, at 124, 125 pārīgāreglament. and article 126) 1. the International Bureau is always the Board, mail operations Council and the postal administration to provide any relevant information on issues relating to postal services. 2. the International Bureau in particular, collect, collate, publish and disseminate all kinds of information, which is useful for international postal services, at the request of the parties concerned shall deliver an opinion on controversial issues, take action, if the received requests for interpretation of the document of the Union and amendments usually performs the research, editorial or documentation work, laid down by the Union's documents or the Office may ask for execution in the interests of the Union. 3. to find out the particular issues in other postal administration point of view, the International Bureau at the request of the postal administration is also conducting surveys. The results of the survey has vote status, and it is not officially binding. 4. the International Bureau may act as clearing (Cashless settlement) Center for all types of payment of postal services. Article 117 technical cooperation (article 1 of the Constitution), the International Bureau developed all kinds of technical cooperation in the field of international mail technical cooperation system. 118. article a form supplied by the International Bureau (article 20 of the Constitution), the International Bureau is responsible for the international reply coupon production and delivery to the postal administration that ordered them. 119. Article limited documents and special association agreements (article 8 of the Constitution) 1. Limited Office or one of the Contracting Parties shall send to the International Bureau by two associations limited documents and their copies of the special agreement concluded in accordance with article 8 of the Constitution. 2. the International Bureau ensures that the limited documents and special association agreements do not include conditions which are less favourable than those provided for in the public documents of the Union, and shall inform the administration of such mail and the Association Agreement. The International Bureau shall inform the Management Board of any violations revealed by the application of this rule. 120. Article Journal of the Union International Bureau, using the available documents, issue of the journal in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. 121. Article (article 20 of the Constitution, the general rule of article 102, paragraph 6.17) biennial report on the work of the Union, the International Bureau developed and approved the Management Board's biennial report on the work of the Union, and sends it to the postal administrations, European associations and the United Nations. Chapter III submission and Proposal review procedure article 122 of the procedure for the submission of proposals in Congress (article 29 of the Constitution) 1. taking into account the 2 and 5 to the exceptions in paragraph, Member States shall submit to the postal administration to Congress all the way to the proposals in accordance with the following procedure: (a)) shall be adopted, if the International Bureau receives it at least six months before the opening day of Congress; b) editorial proposals not accepted six months prior to the opening day of Congress; (c)) the proposals for content, which the International Bureau receives four to six months before the opening day of the Congress, shall be admissible only if they support at least two of the postal administration; (d) proposals on contents) nature, which the International Bureau receives two to four months before the opening day of the Congress, shall be admissible only if they support at least eight postal administration; After the expiry of that proposal not be accepted; e) support declaration shall be filed with the International Bureau, at the same time as proposals to which they refer. 2. proposals of the Constitution or general rules of procedure the International Bureau must be received at least six months before the opening of the Congress; is not considered proposals received after that date, but before the opening of Congress, unless the Congress decides about it with a two-thirds majority of the States represented in Congress, and if one is not satisfied the conditions in paragraph 1. 3. for each proposal usually have only one goal, and it includes only those changes that are based on this goal. 4. Postal Administration submitted proposals under the heading "editorial proposal" and the International Bureau are published with a number followed by the letter R, for which no proposal in this direction, but which, at the International Bureau, relate only to editorial issues, published under a given annotation; The International Bureau shall draw up the list of proposals to Congress. 5.1 and the procedure provided for in paragraph 4 shall not apply to the proposals on the rules of procedure of the Congress and already made a proposal for amendments. 123. Article procedure for submission of proposals to the Council on the activities of the post's new rules of procedure preparation according to the decisions of Congress 1. rules of the Universal Postal Convention and the agreement for the development of postal payment services activities of the Council of mail according to the decisions of Congress. 2. proposals resulting from the proposed amendments to the Convention or the agreement on postal payment services, shall be filed with the International Bureau, together with those proposals to Congress, to which they apply. You can submit the post administration of one Member State in other Member States without the postal administration support. Such a proposal shall be distributed to all Member States no later than one month before the opening of the Congress. 3. the other proposals for regulations which the Council shall examine the mail operations, preparing the new regulations within six months after the closing of the Congress, the International Bureau shall be submitted at least two months before the opening of the Congress. 4. Proposals for necessary changes according to the rules of Congress decisions submitted to the postal administrations of the Member States, the International Bureau must be received no later than two months before the postal operations Council. Such a proposal shall be distributed to all Member States not later than one month before the postal operations Council's inception. 124. article proposal for submission to the procedure Congress intervening (article 29 of the Constitution, general rules of article 116) 1. each proposal for the Convention or agreement shall submit to the Congress of the postal administration, meantime, is accepted for review only if it is supported by at least two other postal administration. Such proposals are not considered, if not at the same time the International Bureau receives the required number of declarations of support. 2. These proposals are sent to the other mail administration with the International Office. 3. Proposals for the regulations do not require the support of the Declaration, but the postal operations Council shall examine them only if you agree that they are to be considered as a matter of urgency. 125. Article examining the proposal of the Congress in the meantime (article 29 of the Constitution, general rules of procedure, and article 124 116) 1. each proposal to the Convention, the agreement and closing protocols the following procedure shall apply: If the Member postal administration has sent a proposal to the International Bureau, it forwards this proposal for review all Member postal administrations. Proposal review and comment, the time limit for transmission to the International Bureau shall be two months. The amendments do not allowed. After two months, the International Bureau shall send to the Member States ' postal administrations all received comments and invite each Member postal administration to vote for or against the proposal. Believes that national postal administrations shall refrain, if they do not submit their vote within two months. The above time limits from the International Bureau of the date of issue of the circular. 2. Proposals for amendments to the subjects dealt with by the Council of postal operations. 3. If the proposal relates to the agreement or the Protocol, the conclusion referred to in paragraph 1 may only participate in the procedure of the Member postal administrations, the parties to this agreement. 126. Article announcement of decisions taken in the meantime to Congress (article 29 of the Constitution, general rules of procedure, and article 124.125) 1. With notification to the Governments of the Member States, the Director-General of the International Bureau approves the Convention and the agreements and closing protocols this document amendments made. 2. the International Bureau shall notify the postal administrations for the amendments which the Council of postal activities made it to the final rules and protocols. The same applies to the interpretation of the Convention referred to in article 36 paragraph 3.2 and the corresponding provisions of the agreement. Article 127 of the rules adopted in the meantime, Congress and the entry into force of the rules of procedure 1 shall enter into force on the same day and is valid as long as Congress approved documents. 2. in accordance with paragraph 1, decisions taken in the interim, the Congress of the Union document amendments shall enter into force at the earliest three months after the notification. Chapter IV, article 128 of the financing of the expenditure of the Union and control (article 22 of the Constitution) 1. According to article 2-6 conditions with the Union's activities related to the annual expenditure for 2005 and subsequent years shall not exceed the following amounts: 37 000 000 Swiss francs from 2005-2008. 2008. annual limit also applies to subsequent years, if in 2008 the planned Congress is postponed to a later date. 2. expenditure relating to the convening of the next Congress (secretariat travel costs, transport costs, simultaneous interpreting equipment setup costs, the cost of copying documents during the Congress, etc.) must not exceed 2 900 000 Swiss francs. 3. The Management Board is allowed to exceed 1 and in paragraph 2 limits, taking into account the salary rates, pension contributions or benefits, including the increase in the premium for the execution of approved by the Office of the United Nations for its application of staff working in Geneva. 4. The Board has also allowed each year under the Swiss consumer price index to adjust other costs other than personnel costs. 5. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, the Administrative Board or very urgent cases – Director General – may allow limit being exceeded, in order to cover the overhaul and repair of unforeseen costs, the international office building, but with the condition that excess amount must not be greater than 125 000 Swiss francs a year. 6. If the Union does not interfere with the work in point 1 and 2 allow loans proves insufficient, it will only be exceeded with the approval of the majority of the Member States of the Union. Any discussion must include a complete description of the facts justifying the request. 7. States acceding to the Union or the Member States of the Union, as well as the status of countries that withdraw from the Union, the contribution for the whole year that accession or withdrawal takes effect. 8. on the basis of the budget drawn up by the Administrative Council, Member States shall make the advance payment of the annual expenditure of the Union. These contributions must be made no later than the first day of the financial year to which the budget relates. After this date, no amounts of iemaksātaj Union is charged interest at a rate of 3% a year for the first six months and 6% per year starting from the seventh month. 9. If the payment of the debt, not including interest payments by Member States of the Union, the Union is owed is equal to or greater than the contributions that Member State the previous two financial years, the Member State shall, in accordance with the procedure laid down by the Administrative Board may delegate irrevocably to the Union all or part of the amount owed for that Member State in other Member States. The provisions of the CMR provides the credit agreement concluded between a Member State, its customers/vendors and Union. 10. a Member State which, for legal or other reasons, cannot make such effectiveness, undertake to draw up a schedule for the gradual payment of their debt. 11. except in an emergency situation, the payment of the debt recovery of the Union must not exceed ten years. 12. In exceptional cases, the Board may relieve a member from all the interest amount of the debt or part of the payment, if the State has paid all the debt principal. 13. in accordance with the payment schedule of the debt gradually, by the Administrative Council approved the settlement of the debts, a Member State may be exempted from all interest accrued or even overlap, or parts thereof; However, such relief is granted, if fully and accurately is executed debt payment schedule approved phasing in period not exceeding ten years. 14. in order to cover the deficit in the financing of the Union, establish a reserve fund, the amount of which shall be determined by the Administrative Council. This Fund is maintained mainly from the budget surplus. It can also be used to balance the budget or the amount of contributions of the Member States. 15. with regard to temporary funding deficit, the Government of the Swiss Confederation shall grant the necessary short-term loans in accordance with a bilateral agreement. This Government free to monitor the International Bureau records and accounting, taking into account the credit limit specified in the Congress. 129. Article automatic sanctions 1. a Member State which fails to make article 128 paragraph 9 of assignability and not provided for in the agreement with the International Bureau to submit a proposed timetable for the phased payment of debts in accordance with paragraph 10 of article 128 or do not comply with the terms of the schedule, automatically lose the right to vote in Congress, the Administrative Council and postal operations Council meetings and loses the right to be on this Soviet member. 2. penalties are Automatically cancelled and void as soon as the Member State concerned has paid the overdue payment of principal and interest owed by it to the Union, or agreed to submit to show the gradual payment schedule. 130. Article contribution class (article 21 of the Constitution, general rules of procedure, and article 115.128) 1. spending of the Union Member States contributions to cover the corresponding contributions to the class in which it is included. These classes are as follows: 50 unit class; 45 unit class; 40 unit class; 35 unit class; 30 unit class; 25 unit class; 20 unit class; 15 unit class; 10 unit class; 5 unit class; 3 unit class; 1 unit class; 0.5 unit class reserved for the least developed countries, which are counted by the United Nations and other countries that are designated by the Administrative Board. 2. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, contributions listed in classes, any Member State may pay more than 50 units. 3. in accordance with article 21 of the Constitution of the procedure laid down in paragraph 4, the Member State joining the Union or take it, it includes one of the above classes of contributions. 4. Member States may change the class of contributions provided for this change is notified to the International Bureau for at least two months before the opening of the Congress. This notice, which shall inform the Congress, shall enter into force on the date of entry into force of the financial rules established by Congress. Member States which have not notified within the time of the intention to change the class of contributions, remain in the same class of contributions. 5. Member States may not require the same time reduced by more than one class. 6. However, in emergencies, such as natural disasters, when international assistance programme, the Administrative Board Once in Congress, in the meantime, you can allow the downgrading of contributions at the time, if a Member State so requests, and demonstrated that it could not make the contributions originally designated class. In the same circumstances, the Board may allow the downgrading of contributions to countries that are not least developed countries, but are already included in 1 unit class, transferring them to a time unit class 0.5. 7. The application of paragraph 6, the Board may allow a lower class of contributions for a period not exceeding 2 years, or until the next Congress, whichever deadline comes earlier. After the expiry of that period, the country in question automatically returns to the original class of contributions. 8. Notwithstanding paragraphs 4 and 5, the transition to a higher class of contributions is not limited. 131. article for the international activities of the Office supplies (General article 118 of the rules of procedure) For the International Bureau's fees made deliveries to the postal administrations of the payments should be made in the shortest possible period of time-not later than six months from the first day of the month after invoicing. By the end of this period for the outstanding amounts charged interest right of the Union with an interest rate of 5% per annum, calculated from that date. Chapter v, article 132 of the Arbitration the arbitration procedure (article 32 of the Constitution) 1. If the dispute is to be settled by arbitration, each postal administration, party in the present case, the choice of a Member State of the postal administration, which are not directly involved in the dispute. If several postal administrations involved in the common case, the meaning of that provision it is considered one of the postal administration. 2. If one of the postal administrations, which is half of the present case, does not make a proposal for the six-month period, the International Bureau shall, upon request, calls for specific postal administration to appoint an arbitrator or appointing it himself under the delegated powers. 3. in the present case, the parties may agree on the appointment of one arbitrator, and it may be the International Bureau. 4. the arbitrators ' decisions shall be taken by majority vote. 5. in the event of a tie, the question of dispute settlement arbitrators choose not involved in other postal administration. If the arbitrators cannot agree on the choice, the Postal Administration appointed by the International Bureau of the postal administration, which is not recommended for arbitrators. 6. If the dispute concerns an agreement, the arbitrator shall be chosen only from those that are in the mail for the administration of this agreement. Chapter VI final provisions article 133, the conditions for the approval of the proposal on the General rules of procedure proposals submitted to Congress on the General rules of procedure shall enter into force when it is approved by the majority of the Member States represented in the Congress by vote. At least two thirds of the Member States of the Union of voting age must be present during the voting. 134. Article proposals for agreements with the United Nations (article 9 of the Constitution) the approval referred to in article 133 of the terms apply equally to the proposals, the objective of which is to amend the agreements concluded between the Universal Postal Union and the United Nations, in so far as these agreements do not provide for the conditions for amending the rules contained therein. 135. article in a general entry into force of rules of procedure and This time the General rules of procedure shall enter into force on 1 January 2006 and shall remain in force indefinitely. In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries of the Governments of the Member States have signed this general rule in one copy to be deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau. Of the Universal Postal Union, the International Bureau shall send to each party a copy of the rules in General. Bucharest, 2004 October 5, a translation of the agreement on postal payment services contents chapter I introductory provisions 1. purpose of the agreement and related services chapter II postal money orders 2. service definition 3. Transfer deposit 4. Fee 5. Publisher obligations of the postal administration sending Remittances 6.7. procedure in the country of destination 8. Reward payments for the postal administration postal administration 9 paying the duties of chapter III mail transfers 10. service definition 11.12. depositary Fee Transfers 13. Issuing postal administration responsibilities 14. sending Transfers 15.
Procedure in the country of destination 16. Remuneration for the payer postal administration postal administration 17. Paying the duties of chapter IV cooperation account, monthly statements, request, responsibility 18. mail administration involved financial relations 19. Requests 20. Chapter V of the Liability of electronic communication networks 21. General provisions chapter VI miscellaneous provisions 22. application for opening giro account abroad Chapter VII final clauses article 23 final provisions in the agreement concerning postal payment services, having regard to article 22, paragraph 4 of the Constitution of the Universal Postal Union in concluded in Vienna on 10 July 1964, the undersigned of the Governments of the Member States of the Union, authorised persons have developed common agreement to this agreement and in accordance with article 25 of the Constitution (4). Chapter I introductory provisions article 1 the purpose of the agreement and related services is governed by this agreement 1 all postal services for transfers of funds. The Contracting States to this agreement mutually agree on services that they intend to introduce in their mutual relations. 2. the institutions other than the postal authorities, with the postal administration, the Giro service or authority that manages the electronic communications postal money transfer, can be involved in making the payments, which are governed by the provisions of this agreement. The following institutions agree with your country's postal administration for all enforcement of the provisions of the agreement and in accordance with this agreement as a postal administration, exercise the rights and fulfil the obligations imposed by this agreement. Postal Administration is the Mediatrix relations with the rest of the postal administration of the Contracting States and the International Bureau. If a postal administration provides financial services under this agreement or if the quality of service does not meet the customer requirements, the postal administration can co-operate with the authorities in that country is not the postal authorities. 3. the Member States shall within six months after the end of the Congress shall notify the International Bureau State the name and address of that institution, which is responsible for the supervision of postal financial services, as well as the operator or the operator's name and address in the territory of the Member States is officially designated to provide postal financial services and to fulfil the obligations in accordance with the Union's documents. 3.1. the Member States shall within six months after the end of the Congress shall notify the International Bureau contact information, which are responsible for postal financial services and reference service. 3.2. in the interim, the Congress about changes to national bodies, officially in selected operators and responsible entities shall notify to the International Bureau as soon as possible. 4. the agreement shall be governed by the following postal payment services: 4.1 postal money transfers, including transfers of money in arrears (COD); 4.2. transfers between accounts. 5. Other services may provide, on the basis of bilateral or multilateral agreements concluded by two or more interested in the postal administration. Chapter II postal money orders article 2 definition of the service 1 normal wire transfer for 1.1. Operator client transfers funds to the postal authorities or give orders to debit your account and asks the recipient to pay the full amount in cash without any deductions. 2. Non-cash transfers 2.1. Operator client puts money in the postal authorities and asked for them without any deduction to be paid out to the beneficiary's account, served by the postal administration or account served by other financial institutions. 3. Money order. ' in arrears the arrears 3.1 "the recipient shall transfer funds or give orders to debit your account and asked to pay" in arrears "parcel sender full amount without any deduction. Article 3 transfer of deposit 1. If no special arrangements, postal money transfer amount is expressed in the currency of the country of destination. 2. the issuing postal administration determines its own currency conversion rate for the currency of the country of destination. 3. The maximum amount of postal money order shall be determined by mutual agreement between the parties. 4. the issuing postal administration will be free to determine the necessary documents and procedures for the deposit of postal money orders. If the money order must be transmitted through the mail, use only the subjects for forms. 4. Article 1 of the Charge the Publisher's postal administration is free to decide what fees to charge money transfer service. 2. postal money transfers made between the Contracting State and a third country by another State-parties to the agreement, mediation through the mail-administration fee can be determined on the basis of the costs which it incurs in connection with its activities; postal administrations concerned agree on the amount of this fee is deducted from the amount of postal money orders. This fee may be collected from the sender and assign the intermediate country postal administrations, if the postal administration has agreed. 3. No fee shall be charged for the documents, forms and payment orders relating to postal cash transfers and mail transfers mail between administrations in accordance with article 110 and 111 RL article. Article 5 obligations of the issuing postal administration to provide to customers 1 acceptable services for publishers mail administration must follow the rules set out in the service standards. Article 6 Transfer 1. Money transfer sending, make interconnected via electronic communications networks provided by the International Bureau of a RIVER or other bodies. 2. Electronic money transfers are carried out between by sending them directly to the paying authority or Exchange authority. Electronic money transfer shipping safety and quality guaranteed used communication network technical specifications or a bilateral agreement between the postal administrations. 3. Postal administrations may agree on money transfer dispatch between the subjects provided for using paper forms that send as priority shipments. 4. Postal administrations may agree on other means of sending remittances. Article 7 procedure in the country of destination 1. Postal money transfers are paid in accordance with the rules of the country of destination. 2. the recipient usually cost the postal money order for the full amount. If the beneficiary requests additional specific services may charge additional fees. 3. Postal electronic remittance of validity shall be determined in accordance with the bilateral agreements. 4. Postal money orders in paper form is normally valid until the end of the first month following the month of issue. 5. after the expiry of the period referred to above do not cover the postal money order sent back immediately to the issuing postal administration. Article 8 Remuneration-payer mail administration 1. Issuing postal administration for each paid the postal money order, postal administration grant to taxable remuneration that is fixed in the rules. 2. The subjects provided for equal remuneration instead of the postal administration may agree to a different level of remuneration. 3. No remuneration shall be paid for transfers of funds carried out free of charge. 4. If the postal administration agree, the remuneration may not be paid for the support provided for transfers of funds, for which the issuing postal administration fee is not charged. Article 9 of the postal administration of Paying duties To clients 1. provide reasonable services, paying for postal administration must follow the rules set out in the service standards. Chapter III mail transfers article 10 service definition 1. Postal checking account holder requests that the amount from his account would be deducted and credited to beneficiary's account, served by a postal administration or another account with the destination country postal administrations. Article 11 transfer deposit amount Remittance 1 is expressed in the currency of the country of destination or any other currency in accordance with the agreement between the issuer and the recipient of the postal administration postal administration. 2. the issuing postal administration shall determine the rate applicable to your country's currency conversion the remittance currency. 3. Transfer amount is not restricted unless the relevant postal administration has not decided otherwise. 4. the issuing postal administration will be free to determine the necessary documents and procedures for the issue of transfers. 12. Article 1 of the Charge the Publisher's postal administration is free to decide what fees to charge money transfer service. The principal of the issuing postal administration plus any fees for the sender to provide specific services. 2. For transfers of funds by the Contracting State of the agreement and the third party, through another State, party to this agreement-mediation services mediation postal administration may impose additional fees. Postal administrations concerned agree on the amount of this fee and deduct the amount of the transfer. This fee may be collected from the sender and assign the State Postal Administration of mediation, if the postal administration has agreed. 3. No fee shall be charged for the documents, forms and payment orders relating to mail transfers of funds and the mutual transfer of mail postal administration in accordance with article 110 and the RL of the provisions of article 111. Article 13 obligation of the issuing postal administration to provide to customers 1 acceptable services for publishers mail administration must follow the rules set out in the service standards. Article 14 transmission of Remittance 1. Transfers carried out through electronic communications networks, which provides UP to the International Bureau or other authorities based on the technical specifications adopted by the postal administration. 2. Transfer the shipping safety and quality guaranteed used electronic communications network the technical specifications or the bilateral agreement between the issuing postal administration and the postal administration of the taxable person. 3. Postal Administration can agree on mutual transfer using the subjects, the paper forms that are sent as priority mail. 4. Postal administrations may agree on other means of sending the transfer. Article 15 procedure in the country of destination 1. Incoming transfers processed in accordance with the rules of the country of destination. 2. Usually paid in the country of destination shall be borne by the recipient; However, the charges may be levied from the sender and assign the destination Postal Administration in accordance with a bilateral agreement. Article 16 the reward payments for the postal administration for each remittance 1. payer's postal administration may request a fee for incoming payments. This charge can debit account or receiving this commitment may be made by the issuing postal administration, debiting your account. 2. no compensation shall be paid for transfers of funds carried out free of charge. 3. If the postal administration agree, the remuneration may not be paid for the support provided for transfers of funds, for which the issuing postal administration fee is not charged. Article 17 of the postal administration of Paying duties To clients provide 1 reasonable services, paying for postal administration must follow the rules set out in the service standards. Chapter IV cooperation account, monthly statements, request, responsibility article 18 participating postal administration financial relations 1. Postal Administration mutually agree on technical modalities of payment. Cooperation accounts 2.1. Usually, if the post office Giro institutions administrations is, each of them responsible on behalf of the Administration to balancing the postal opened the account with which the cooperation funds settled on my debts and claims incurred due to payments made via money transfer and remittance services, and any other activities for which the postal administration may agree to make payment using this account. 2.2. If the destination Postal Administration does not have a giro system cooperation account can be opened in another postal administration. 2.3. the postal administration can agree that they will take the financial settlements with other authorities, selected on the basis of a multilateral agreement. 2.4. If the cooperation of the account exceeded the credit for the amount of the debt to be paid interest at a rate determined by the subjects. 2.5. The credit balance of the account may receive interest. 3. Monthly report 3.1. If not open collaboration account, each person's postal administration shall prepare for each mail administration for issuing a monthly report that shows the amounts paid for the money transfers. Monthly reports periodically included in the overall mutual offset account that allows you to calculate the remainder. 3.2. Payments may also be made on the basis of the monthly statements, without offset in between. 4. no unilateral measures, such as the moratorium, the prohibition of transfer, etc., can affect the conditions of this article and to the provisions of the regulations consequential. Article 19 requests 1. Requests shall be adopted within six months from the day following the dispatch of the postal money order, or wire transfer. 2. postal administrations have the right to levy a charge on request from customers of on the postal money orders or transfers. Article 20 principle of responsibility and liability, volume 1.1. Postal Administration is responsible for the amounts secured by way of the postal authorities in the payer's account or charged until the money order is properly paid or credited to the recipient's account. 1.2. Postal Administration responsible for erroneous information, which is not paid or due to an error in the cash transfers. Responsibility also applies to the conversion and transmission errors. 1.3. the postal administration is exempted from all liability: 1.3.1. about delays that can occur through transfers and transfers and paying out; 1.3.2. where the circumstances of force majeure, official records destroyed and mail Administration fails to justify transferred cash, unless evidence of its liability is not otherwise provided; 1.3.3. If the payer within the time limits laid down in article 19 does not submit any claim; 1.3.4. If the period of limitation for money transfers in the issuing State has expired. 1.4. Regardless of the reason, in case the sender of the refund amount refunded shall not exceed the amount it paid, or the amount debited to its account. 1.5. the postal administrations may also agree on more general conditions of liability corresponding to the domestic postal service requirements. 1.6. the conditions for the application of the principle of responsibility, in particular the question of the determination of liability, the amount of the debt repayment, subrogation, the time allotted for making payments and reimbursement for the cost of postal administrations, which paid compensation, are the subjects defined questions. Chapter v electronic communication networks article 21 General provisions 1. for payments sent electronically, mail administration uses UP the communications network or any other network that transfers allows you to make quick, safe and guaranteed. 2. RIVER of electronic financial services between postal administrations, on the basis of bilateral agreements. To the stream of electronic financial services to the general operational rules apply according to the rules of the Union document. Chapter VI miscellaneous provisions article 22 application for a giro account opening in foreign countries 1. If the giro account or another account open abroad or if asked to provide financial services in foreign countries, the postal authorities of the countries which are parties to this agreement, you agree to provide support in the provision of the services. 2. the parties may bilaterally agree on the support that they can provide one another with the detailed procedures in the provision of services, and for the provision of such support. Chapter VII final clauses article 23 final clauses 1. in all cases that this agreement expressly governed, mutatis mutandis, to the Convention. 2. the Constitution, article 4 does not apply to this agreement. 3. the conditions for the approval of the proposal on this agreement and the rules. 3.1. the proposals submitted to the Congress for the agreement to take effect, they must confirm their voting present and voting a majority of the Member States, which are parties to the agreement. At least half the voting represented in the Congress of Member States must be present at the time of voting. 3.2. to proposals for regulations for this agreement to take effect, they must confirm their postal voting action of a majority of the members of the Council who are parties to the agreement. 3.3. to Congress proposals submitted in the meantime on this agreement to take effect, you must obtain: 3.3.1. two thirds of the votes, at least half of the balsstiesīgaj Member States which are parties to the agreement, participating in the voting if they contain new provisions; 3.3.2. the majority of at least half of the Member States, the voting age which are parties to the agreement, participating in the vote if they include amendments to the provisions of this agreement. 3.3.3. majority if they involve the interpretation of the provisions of this agreement. 3.4. Notwithstanding point 3.3.1., any Member State whose legislation is not yet compatible with the proposed addition may be ninety days from the date of its notification to draw up a written declaration of the Director-General of the International Bureau, stated that it cannot accept the amendment. 4. This agreement shall enter into force on 1 January 2006 and shall be in force until the entry into force of the next Congress. In witness whereof, the Government of the Contracting States of the Plenipotentiaries have signed this agreement in one instance, deposited with the Director-General of the International Bureau. Of the Universal Postal Union, the International Bureau shall send to each party a copy of this agreement. Bucharest, 2004 October 5.


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