E-Commerce Regulation in Honduras

An Electronic Commerce Law project, recently introduced to Congress, aims to guarantee Internet transactions.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Among other things, the law intends to regulate electronic document and signatures, signature certification companies, accreditation processes and documents needing certification for acts and contracts.

Representative Ilsa Díaz, project author, told ElHeraldo.hn: "...by legalizing and regulating the use of Internet and other future technologies, users can access information from all over the world...".

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Internet Shopping Increases in El Salvador

August 2009

The most sought for articles are technology items, among them computers, mobile phones and music players.

Jonathan Beltrán, customer service manager at Aerocasillas, remarked that purchases have increased 200% in the past three months.

Randall Chaverri, marketing manager at TransExpress, said in an Elsalvador.com article that "we currently have 35.000 customers in El Salvador who confidently make many internet transactions".

Nicaragua to Foster E-Commerce

January 2010

Three bills boosting e-commerce are waiting to be approved at Congress in the short term.

They are the Law for Personal Data Protection, Electronic Signature Law, and the E-Commerce Law.

“These new laws were introduced by Conycit, the Nicaraguan Science and technology council”, explained Elnuevodiario.com.ni.

E-Commerce On The Rise In Guatemala

February 2010

In 2009, Guatemalans bought $8 million online, a 10% increase when compared to 2008.

The most sought after items were technological devices, e-books, magazines, books, CDs, DVDs and clothing.

Jorge Gómez, CEO of Trans Express told Prensalibre.com: “A couple of years ago, consumers used to make one or two online purchases each year. They now buy 10 to 15 times more”.

New law supports development of e-commerce in Guatemala

September 2008

The "Recognition of Electronic Communications and Signatures" Law that was approved and legalizes the recognition of electronic communications and signatures.

With the implementation of this new law, Guatemala will join El Salvador and Costa Rica, two other countries that have adopted similar laws.

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