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Postal item

A postal item refers to an object or message equipped with the name and address of its recipient which the sender has left to a postal service provider for delivery through regular postal transportation as a postal item referred to in the Postal Services Act.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU