Electronic commerce has put forth new challenges to the efforts endeavoring to unify international trade law. Most international trade conventions are designed to apply to traditional means of communication as they were drafted before the recent informational revolution. Because, in some countries, conventions supersede domestic laws, adopting the United Nations Model Law on Electronic Commerce might not completely harmonize national laws. Hence, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts (hereinafter the Convention) prepared by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Adopted on 23 November 2005, the Convention aims at enhancing legal certainty and commercial predictability where electronic communications are used in relation to international contracts. The convention will bring other conventions into line with recent developments in electronic communications

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