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The Electronic Trade Documents Act receives Royal Assent

9 August 2023| CATEGORIES: Electronic documents, International trade, New legislation| TAGS: , ,

The Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023 received Royal Assent on 20 July 2023, and will come into force on 20 September 2023.  The Act applies to trade documents such as bills of exchange, bills of lading, and ships’ delivery orders, and amends the law so that electronic trade documents are granted the same legal status as physical trade documents, which was not previously the case.


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