Paris – July 29, 2008
Signing of a new cooperation agreement between La Poste group and Japan Post Service Co. LTD
The agreement concerns the B2B parcel sector between Japan and Europe, the putting into place of distribution solutions and the implementation of a development plan for express mail.
It also deals with the sharing of information andjoint research to be conducted in support of sustainable development. Finally, the agreement provides for regular discussion regarding the mainissues of the Universal Postal Unioni(changes in regulations, etc.).
The different elements of the agreement will be implemented on the basis of mutual cooperation, though the drawing up of an annual plan under the responsibility of the monitoring committee.
This agreement aims to assist in giving concrete form to operational projects, such as:
- the initialisation and development of B2B parcel activities and the distribution agreement between Japan and Europe, through the subsidiary networks of the two operators,
- the drawing up and implementation of a development plan concerning the Express mail service between Japan and France,
- the exchange of information and sharing of experiences regarding measures contributing to sustainable development, such as the introduction of a fleet of electric vehicles and the reduction of energy consumption in buildings.
Following the agreements of 2000 and 2003, this is the third cooperation agreement signed between the French and Japanese post offices. The agreement testifies to their close ties and the prospect of new opportunities for the two top-ranking postal operators.
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