RIYADH: The Communications and Information Technology Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce, and the National Competitiveness Center, has called on establishments and individuals working in postal services in the Kingdom without a license and in violation of regulations to fix their status within 15 days.
The move aims to protect the rights of postal service beneficiaries, improve the quality of services and achieve fair competition in the market.
The CITC explained that it had given violators a period of six months to fix their status; the deadline came into effect on April 5 and ends on Oct. 21.
It noted that the deadline paved the way for issuing permits to practice postal services such as transporting letters and parcels, mailboxes, official mail, financial postal services, parcel stations and delivery services via electronic platforms. Its licenses are issued through its website www.citc.gov.sa
It said that if an establishment continues to provide postal services in the Kingdom without a license after the deadline expires, it shall be subject to the penalties and fines stipulated by law at all relevant government agencies, including imposing financial fines, closing the commercial register and shutting down the establishment.
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