Preferential tariffs for library mails to CIS to be used after all countries' approval: Azerbaijan's Communications and IT Ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend H. Valiyev /
Preferential postal rates for library mails in the system of inter-library subscription of the CIS member-states are possible to be used after getting the approval of all CIS countries, the Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry postal office director Novruz Mammadov told Trend .
Mammadov said today, the use of preferential postal rates is still on the agenda. It will be periodically reviewed by participants at the section on inter-library subscription of the CIS countries.
In November 2009, the draft document on concessional postage rates was considered by the participants at the section on inter-library subscription of the CIS countries in Minsk.
In accordance with the agreement between the postal authorities of the CIS countries, letters and packets can be sent to several CIS countries not by CIS tariff but tariff of abroad and only by airmail. It exceeds the cost of the publication itself.
Today, the cost of sending a book up to one kilogram, requested by a user in Azerbaijan by air mail varies from 26 to 36 manat.
A draft agreement on preferential postal tariffs for library mails in the IBA system of the CIS member-states was worked out to solve this problem. It envisages that the transfer of documents in the IBA system of the CIS countries will be carried out at preferential tariffs of 50 percent of the current value of postage.
The agreement will be concluded for an indefinite period. All countries which share its items and ready to assume the obligations arising therefrom can join it.
It is planned that after consulting with the expert group, a draft agreement on preferential postal tariffs for the library mails in a system of the inter-library subscription of CIS member-states will be submitted to the council of governmental heads of CIS countries for consideration.
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