As previously mentioned in this blog, the 49th Working Group session on electronic commerce of the United Nations Committee on international trade law was held in New York from the 28th April to the 2nd May 2014.
At the start of the session Giusella Finocchiaro, the Italian Uncitral representative for electronic commerce was unanimously elected as chairperson.
The WG is working on a detailed document on Electronic Transferable Records, which could form the new law model. This work is drawing to a conclusion.
The basic principles that motivated the WG have been reaffirmed; namely those of technological neutrality and non-discrimination between paper and electronic documents, keeping any impact on national law regulations to a minimum.
The 50th session of the WG will be held in Vienna from the10th to the 14th November 2014.