UNCITRAL Colloquium on Electronic Commerce

UNCITRAL Colloquium on Electronic Commerce took place on 14-16 February 2011 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Colloquim was organized in line with the official request of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at its forty-third session (2010) to identify a roadmap for future work by the Commission in the area of electronic commerce, with particular regard to legal issues relating to electronic transferable records, identity management and the use of mobile devices in electronic commerce, as well as to discussing recent developments in the area of cross-border electronic single window facilities (see Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 17 (A/65/17), para. 250).

Prof. Hong Xue gave a presentation at the Single Window Session on February 16, 2011.  Prof. Xue presented on the challenges and opportunity of development of Cross-Border Single Window in Asia Pacific Region, referring to the drafting work of a Regional Agreement on Electronic Exchange of Data and Documents initiated by UNESCAP from 2010 and responding to the other panelists’ views on complexity of cross-border legal issues, such as risk of National Single Window service be subject to foreign jurisdiction and ratification of UN Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. The presentation attracted huge interests from both the panel and the audience.

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