Discussion paper

Australia's accession to the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005: proposed amendments to Australia’s electronic transactions laws

16 Nov 2008
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The Australian government is considering whether Australia should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005. This consultation paper seeks public comment on whether Australia should accede to the Convention, and on proposed amendments to allow this to occur. The Australian Government, in consultation with the states and territories, is considering whether Australia should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts 2005. The Convention is directed at facilitating the use of electronic means of communication in the formation or performance of international business contracts between parties in different countries. Implementation of the Convention in Australia would require some amendments to extend and update Australia’s current uniform electronic transactions regime contained in Commonwealth, State and Territory Acts.

This consultation paper seeks public comment on whether Australia should accede to the Convention, and on proposed amendments to allow this to occur. The paper has been prepared in consultation with States and Territories.

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2008
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