Chamber of Commerce Implements Electronic Signatures

The Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce is the first entity to become a Registration Authority for the issuance of electronic signatures in the country and Central America.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A press release from the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala states:

Guatemala, January 9th , 2012. Today at a press conference, Finance Minister Luis Velásquez alongside authorities from the Certification Service Providers Registry, RPCS - Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce -GCC-and the Inter-American Development Bank, BID introduced the GCC as the first certification services provider, an entity that as of February this year will implement Electronic Signature use.

With the incorporation of this service, electronic documents and electronic communications, will gain legal certainty and allow individuals, public sector entities and private networks to communicate in a secure and reliable environment, streamlining processes, improving the competitiveness of the country and business climate, which will impact on the Doing Business rankings, border trade and contract enforcement, thus positioning the country better as a whole.

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