The ICC and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

The recently concluded United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (the Convention) is considered to be a positive step to stimulate development of cross-border online commerce -- particularly e-commerce in developed countries, as well as in the developing countries. The main feature of the Convention is that it strengthens the legal validity of transactions that take place electronically.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the provisions of the Convention?
In what way has the ICC contributed to the Convention?
What is the view of the ICC authorities about the final Convention adopted?

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