Single source of information for the details of national e-commerce legislation

August 12, 2002

Brussels, 09 August 2002

Information on national e-commerce legislation in the 15 EU Member States has been made available at a single location free of charge through a project supported by the European Commission.

The eLexPortal.com website, which is supported under the IST (Information society technologies) programme of the Fifth Framework programme, has grouped information on regulatory and legislative provisions on e-commerce throughout the EU. Presented in a user friendly way, the website aims to help non-specialist users with information about the variance in legal and regulation conditions in the EU, as well as explaining some of the issues involved in operating in the sector in different states

As well as providing a source of information for e-entrepreneurs looking to get involved in a new market in the EU, the service could equally be used for information on their home market. A helpdesk is planned for the service as well as online tutorials.

The Director-General of the European Commission's Information society DG, Robert Verrue, referred to eLExPortal.com as a Commission action to enhance trust and confidence among both EU entrepreneurs and citizens about e-commerce.

For further information, please consult www.eLexPortal.com

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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