The Postal Services (Universal Postal Service) Order 2012

International services for blind or partially sighted persons

4.  (1)  The services described in sub-paragraphs (3) to (5) for the conveyance of eligible items to EU offices of exchange and ROW offices of exchange for onward conveyance to any country in the world other than the United Kingdom—

(a)to blind or partially sighted persons;

(b)from blind or partially sighted persons; or

(c)from organisations representing blind people or providing a service specifically designed for blind or partially sighted persons.

(2) The services required under sub-paragraph (1) do not include the conveyance of insured items.

(3) One or more services for the conveyance of postal packets weighing no more than 7 kilograms, where the postal packet is conveyed to the EU office of exchange or the ROW office of exchange (as the case may be) within a period that is—

(a)reasonable; and

(b)compatible with a routing time for the provision of the end-to-end service of D + 72;

(4) One or more services for the conveyance of postal packets weighing no more than 1 kilogram, where the postal packet is conveyed to the EU office of exchange or the ROW office of exchange (as the case may be) within a period that is—

(a)reasonable; and

(b)compatible with a routing time for the provision of the end-to-end service of D + 7;

(5) One or more services for the conveyance of postal packets weighing more than 1 kilogram and up to 7 kilograms to any territory not listed in paragraph 5, where the postal packet is conveyed to the EU office of exchange or the ROW office of exchange (as the case may be) within a period that is—

(a)reasonable; and

(b)compatible with a routing time for the provision of the end-to-end service of D + 7;

(6) A price may be charged by a universal service provider for the provision of a service falling within sub-paragraph (5) if the condition set out in sub-paragraph (7) is satisfied.

(7) The condition is that the price (“P”) for conveyance of the postal packet concerned were the postal packet to be conveyed in the provision of a service set out in paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 1 exceeds the price (“Q”) for conveyance of the postal packet were it to be conveyed in the provision of a service falling within paragraph 7(2) of that Schedule.

(8) The price that may be charged in accordance with sub-paragraph (6) is an amount not exceeding the difference between P and Q.