Streamlining postal services in europe

Standardization of various aspects of Postal services to improve interoperability and quality of services in the postal value chain.

This is what we do

Standardization of various aspects of Postal services, including the measurement of quality of service, hybrid mail, (automatic) identification and tracing of mail items, parcel and letter boxes, address data in order to increase the interoperability of postal networks and to improve the quality of service.

Published Standards

The work of CEN/TC 331 reflects the developments in the postal market and takes into account the needs of all stakeholders in the postal supply chain.

Electronic advanced data (EAD)

This document provides the semantic mapping description of information on the characteristics or attributes of Low Value Consignments (LVC) which parties...

Open global networks and systems

The current and future infrastructure to satisfy the changing needs of citizens in the EU will grant access to wider postal stakeholders...

Everyone benefits from a standardized postal value chain.


A greater level of interoperability between operators along the postal value chain.


Provide cross-border, well tested postal solutions that make the postal network more accessible.


Improved quality of services, transparency for consumers and cost effective delivery solutions.


Swift development of new services through a foundation of proven and standardized solutions.

Standards are created together

Standards are created by all parties concerned