Technical issues pertaining to re-mailing and terminal dues are not within the scope of this analysis. Similarly, no reference will be made to otherwise crucial aspects of the EC's competition law arising from REIMS II and the matters that are currently being litigated in the European Court of Justice. Our attention will focus on a potential conflict that has only recently been considered. This issue of legal compatibility relates to the necessity that terminal dues be measured against the fundamental “Most-Favored-Nation” (“MFN”) principle of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) as provided by the General Agreement on Trade in Services (“GATS”).
Alessandra Perrazzelli and Paolo R. Vergano,
Terminal Dues Under the UPU Convention and the GATS: An Overview of the Rules and of Their Compatibility,
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