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Update: Fiji enacts UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce

News from the Regional Centre:


We are pleased to announce that the Parliament of Fiji approved on 9 February 2017, Act no. 8 of 2017 – Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Act 2017 (“the Act”).  The Act amends the Electronic Transactions Act 2008 by incorporating substantive provisions of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce and of the United Nations Convention on Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (New York, 2005), in Fijian law.

The text of the Electronic Transactions (Amendment) Act 2017 is available at http://www.parliament.gov.fj/getattachment/Parliament-Business/Acts/Act-8-Electronic-Transactions-(Amendment)-Act.pdf.  


Fiji becomes the 68th State worldwide and the 28th out of 56 States in the Asia Pacific region to adopt the Model Law. More information regarding status of implementation may be found here: http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/electronic_commerce/1996Model_status.html.

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