White Papers
Published: 17 October 2017

Making Deals in Cyberspace: What’s the Problem?

This White Paper aims to build the knowledge of current e-transaction and e-signature rules. It evaluates how these apply in national and international commercial contexts, and bridges perspectives from business, legal experts and trade policy-makers to deepen understanding on potential trade policy interventions that could boost regulatory coherence. The paper contributes to a World Economic Forum public-private dialogue series on best practices in e-commerce policy as part of a broader digital trade programme.

This White Paper aims to build the knowledge of current e-transaction and e-signature rules. It evaluates how these apply in national and international commercial contexts, and bridges perspectives from business, legal experts and trade policy-makers to deepen understanding on potential trade policy interventions that could boost regulatory coherence. The paper contributes to a World Economic Forum public-private dialogue series on best practices in e-commerce policy as part of a broader digital trade programme.

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