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of December 15, 2003 No. 258-Z

About mail service

(as amended on 03-01-2020)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on November 12, 2003

Approved by Council of the Republic on November 28, 2003

This Law determines legal, organizational, economic basis of activities in the field of mail service and is aimed at providing steady and effective functioning of mail service.

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Main terms and their determinations

In this Law the following main terms and their determinations are applied:

subscription mailbox – the special locked box established in objects of mail service and subscribed for certain term by addressees for receipt of simple postcards, letters, parcels post and small packets which taking into account their sizes can be placed in it, printing mass media, notifications on mailings;

subscriber mail cabinet – the special cabinet with the locked cells established in apartment apartment houses, on delivery sections in urban areas of individual building and in the rural zone, in the territory of gardening partnerships, country cooperatives and intended for delivery to addressees of simple postcards, letters, parcels post and small packets which taking into account their sizes can be placed in cell, printing mass media, notifications on mailings;

the addressee – physical person, including the individual entrepreneur (further if other is not provided, – physical person), or the legal entity who addresses mailings;

address data of users of services of mail service – information on physical persons (surname, own name, middle name (if that is available), the postal address) or legal entities (the name and the postal address);

the internal mailing – the mailing accepted, sent and delivered (handed) within the Republic of Belarus;

hybrid departure – the departure of written correspondence sent electronically delivery (delivery) of which is performed in physical shape, and also the departure of written correspondence accepted to transfer in physical shape, delivery (delivery) of which is performed electronically;

the state sign of mail payment – the stamp released by the Ministry of Communications and Informatization and confirming fee of mail service, rendered by the national operator of mail service;

signs of mail payment – the state signs of mail payment, and also prints of stamps, markirovalny (franking) machines and other signs, including the electronic signs of mail payment containing information on the operator of mail service, applied on mailings instead of stamps and confirming fee of mail service;

personalized thing – the structure (stamp) of operator of mail service for drawing on documents and mailings of prints with indication of the name of object of mail service and other information;

individual mailbox – the box belonging to the user of services of mail service, established by it in places, available to the mail carrier, in the house adjoining territory of the blocked or single-family apartment house;

express communication – the type of mail service providing rendering courier services;

courier services – the services of mail service in acceptance, transportation, delivery (delivery) of mailings, transportation, delivery (delivery) of printing mass media rendered by the operator of mail service through the mail courier;

the markirovalny (franking) machine – the machine intended for drawing on departures of written correspondence of print of the markirovalny (franking) machine;

the marked postcard – postcard with typographical drawing stamp;

the marked envelope – mail envelope with typographical drawing stamp;

the international mail service – exchange of mailings between the assigned operators of mail service who are in the territory of the different states;

the international mailing – the mailing which is subject to mail exchange between the states according to acts of Universal Postal Union;

the international response coupon – the special sign printed on paper, published by the International bureau of Universal Postal Union and which is subject to exchange for stamps according to the procedure, determined by acts of Universal Postal Union;

national mail electronic system – the protected automated information system of the national operator of mail service providing acceptance, processing, storage, delivery (delivery) electronically of mailings (simple or custom), notifications on mailings, notifications on receipt of mailings, transfer of other messages connected with acceptance, processing, storage, delivery (delivery) of mailings and also idea of confirmation of their acceptance and delivery (delivery);

objects of mail service – the structural divisions including isolated operators of mail service (department of mail service, nodes of mail service, Items of mail service and other divisions);

the operator of mail service – the legal entity or the individual entrepreneur having the right to rendering services of mail service;

departure of the accelerated mail – the mailing weighing up to fifty kilograms delivered (handed) by the accelerated mail;

departures of written correspondence – the simple and registered letters, parcels post, small packets weighing up to two kilograms, the simple and registered postcards, aerograms, departures for blind people, sacks of "M";

the print of the markirovalny (franking) machine – sign of mail payment which is applied on departures of written correspondence and has texts BELARUS, "BELARUS", POShTA, information on the place and date of their giving, payment amount, and also can have the identifier of the markirovalny (franking) machine;

transfer – set of technological transactions on acceptance, processing, storage, transportation, delivery (delivery) of mailings;


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