Deutsche Post DHL welcomes overdue liberalisation of the Dutch mail marketBonn, 03/24/2009, 10:30 AM CET
Deutsche Post DHL welcomes the announcement by the Dutch government to fully open up the Dutch mail market on 1 April 2009.
Deutsche Post DHL has been operating in the Dutch mail market for a number of years through its subsidiaries DHL Global Mail and Selekt Mail and is one of the leading mail service providers operating there today.
'Today's decision is good for our customers and for Global Mail, since more competition means more choice, more service, better quality and lower prices,' according to Thomas Kipp, CEO Global Mail Europe.
The liberalisation announced some time ago is long overdue, since the German mail market has been unrestricted to competition since the start of 2008, including to Dutch mail company TNT. In contrast, Deutsche Post has so far been unable to enter into free and fair competition in the Netherlands. With its subsidiaries Deutsche Post DHL is excellently positioned to compete in the Netherlands and will now make good use of the opportunities on offer to benefit its customers.