The E-commerce Law expected to be released next year, with highlight on responsibilities of operators

The draft of e-commerce legislation has entered a critical stage. Reporters from Economic Information Daily learn that the NPC is currently conducting second reading about the draft. It will go into voting stage only after at least one more reading. Recently, the relevant authority is accelerating the draft revision and trying to release it for implementation next year. According to sources, to strengthen responsibilities of the operating platform and the protection of consumers’ rights and interests constitute core parts of E-commerce Law. After third reading, the relevant regulations are expected to be further enhanced. 

It is known that the E-commerce Law is an essential one in the domestic e-commerce field. Gao Feng, MOFCOM spokesperson once said that the impending law would offer principles for solving those urgent problems in e-commerce, such as operators, contracts, dispute settlement and promotion of e-commerce, etc. The promulgation of this law will provide institutional support for the sustained, healthy and orderly development of e-commerce and help e-commerce play a better role in guiding and leading the development of domestic digital economy and pushing forward the building of an innovation-oriented country. 

(Source: Economic Information Daily)