E-Commerce Law Passed

The Assembly of El Salvador approved the legal framework that provides legal security to commercial relations, for the conclusion of contracts, transactions of goods and services between suppliers and consumers by electronic means.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The authorities informed that the regulation will enter into force one year after it has been published.

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From the Legislative Assembly statement:

October 31, 2019. Establishing a legal framework for electronic relations of a commercial nature, contractual, carried out by digital, electronic or technologically equivalent means, is the purpose of the E-Commerce Law issued by deputies in Plenary; it seeks speed in the way of doing business and its rapid evolution.

According to the new law, the relationship between the consumer and online provider will be regulated according to the Consumer Protection Law, and it includes provisions not to violate users' rights.

The regulation will be applicable "to any natural or legal person, public or private, established in El Salvador, that carries out by itself or through intermediaries commercial transactions or exchange of goods or contractual services, through the use of any kind of technology or by means of interconnected communication networks"; this excludes electronic communications related to the exchange of information by means of electronic mail or other equivalent means of electronic communication for purposes outside the economic activity of those who use it.

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