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march19.2014 bBill creates E-Commerce Bureau

march19.2014 bBill creates E-Commerce Bureau

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Bill creates E-Commerce Bureau
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Bill creates E-Commerce Bureau
A lawmaker is seeking the creation of a Bureau of E-Commerce to address the  burgeoning multifarious activities in the e-commerce industry and promote the country as an attractive and safe destination for e-commerce.Rep. Wes atchalian !"arty-list# Alay Buhay$ filed %ouse Bill &'(' that aims to put up the E-Commerce Bureau# which shall focus and work full time on e-commerce development# international competitiveness and continuing research.atchalian said the bureau would also maintain statistical data# investigate administrative complaints against or by stakeholders# monitor and evaluate the e-commerce policies and programs.According to atchalian# Congress enacted into law Republic Act '()* otherwise known as the Electronic Commerce Act of *+++ to facilitate domestic and international dealings# transactions through the use of electronic# optical and other similar mediums.,R.A. '()* recognied the role of information and communication technology in commercial trade and in nation building. As such# the E-Commerce ffice of the /epartment of 0rade and 1ndustry was created with the aim of directly supervising the  promotion and development of electronic commerce in the country#2 atchalian said.atchalian said the E-Commerce Bureau will be a high level office compared to the E-Commerce ffice of the /epartment of 0rade and 1ndustry !/01$ and shall be the  primary policy# planning# coordinating# implementing and regulating office to promote e-commerce industry in the country. 1n pushing for the bill# atchalian cited a 3ielsen survey which revealed that the "hilippines has at least &&.4 million internet users# representing roughly &+5 of the country6s population who are engaged or have the potential to be engaged with online trading.%e said the e-commerce and 1nternet sectors have evolved rapidly since their early development and the government should take active interest and harness the opportunities offered by these emerging technologies. 7nder the measure# the E-Commerce Bureau is tasked to promote and maintain fair and efficient market conduct and effective competition between persons engaged in commercial activities connected with e-commerce.1t shall likewise promote the universal use of electronic transaction in the
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