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Galexia has won a competitive tender for a groundbreaking one-year project that will further streamline electronic commerce in South East Asian nations.

The project is an extension of a previous Galexia project to develop and implement a harmonised legal infrastructure for electronic commerce in ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). This project extension will focus on harmonising electronic contracting and Online Dispute Resolution legal infrastructures in the region.

The goal of the project is to assist ASEAN to integrate into one market for goods, services and investment by the establishment of a harmonised legal, regulatory and institutional environment for electronic contracting and dispute resolution. The development and implementation of harmonised legal infrastructures for electronic contracting and dispute resolution will facilitate the development of e-commerce by providing users with common methods for completing electronic contracting steps, and a common framework for resolving electronic commerce disputes.

The project will produce the following outputs:

  • A compilation of discussion papers focussing on ASEAN and international developments in electronic contracting, Online Dispute Resolution and jurisdiction of legal frameworks;
  • Conducting surveys on the electronic contracting and Online Dispute Resolution legal landscapes in ASEAN member countries;
  • The development of a proposed framework for harmonised legal infrastructure for electronic contracting and dispute resolution; and
  • The compilation of implementation guides to support the proposed framework.

This project is funded by the ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) - Program Stream. AADCP is funded by the Australian Government, through AusAID and implemented in close collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and is managed by Cardno Acil Pty Ltd.

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