China, Singapore and Sri Lanka signed the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts Thursday.
The three countries joined the Central African Republic, Lebanon and Senegal as signatories.
The Convention was prepared by the UN Commission on International Trade Law, and adopted by the General Assembly last November. As the core legal body of the UN system in the field of international trade law, the convention is aimed to enhance legal certainty and commercial predictability where electronic communications are used in international contracts.
The convention also contains rules on how to locate a party in an electronic environment, and on how to determine the time and place of dispatch and receipt of electronic communications.
(Xinhua News Agency July 7, 2006)