Prof. Xue presented at UN Webinar on Mongolia’s Accession to the UNECC

On 15 May 2020, the Parliament of Mongolia passed legislation to accede to the UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (UNECC). It comes at an opportune time, strengthening the country’s legal foundation to further invigorate its business and trade activities. It also reinforces the momentum gained from Mongolia’s ratification of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement  in December 2019, with the country’s accession effective by January 2021.

Building on the momentum of recent developments, UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office and UNCITRAL RCAP jointly organized the Webinar on November 17, 2020 to actively engage relevant stakeholders in Mongolia to deepen their understanding on UNECC.

  • Date: Wednesday, November 17th, 2020
  • Time
    • 13:00-15:30 (Bangkok)
    • 14:00-16:30 (Ulaanbaatar/Beijing)
    • 15:00-17:30 (Incheon)

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At the Webinar, experts from China, Australia, Korea and UN agencies presented to to the business and legal sectors in Mongolia with the scope, objectives, and main provisions of the UNECC, highlighting the benefits associated with the adoption and use of the UNECC; and discussed the impact of the UNECC on the Mongolian law of electronic transactions, including on the use of electronic signatures. The officer from UNESCAP also Representative talked about the Framework Agreement on Facilitation of CB Paperless Trade that is going to enter into force after the fifth MS’s ratification from China.

Prof. Xue, as the UN invited expert, elaborated on how the UNECC can interact with other treaties, particularly the other UN treaties such as New York Convention and CISG (both of which Mongolia is a party to). Prof. Xue also explain the Convention’s potential of being applied in the bilateral or plurilateral FTAs such as CPTPP and RCEP as well as in the trade facilitation as defined in the Framework Agreement. Prof. Xue responded with the questions from the audience and interacted with the local host. There were more than 40 people at the Webinar.

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