Four Members of JCP International Expert Advisory Committees (IEAC) were invited to speak at the National People’s Congress (NPC) Seminar on E-Commerce Lawmaking on November 26, 2014 at NPC Conference Center. The Seminar was organized to share the international experience on e-commerce law. Mr. Joao Ribeiro, Head of UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific firstly gave an overview on the social, economic and political impacts of the UN Convention on Electronic Communication. Dr. Luca Castellani, Co-Director of JCP and Legal Office of UNCITRAL, then gave a comprehensive speech on the legal details of the UN Convention on Electronic Communication. After the interaction with the officials and academics from the Chinese community, 4 foreign experts had informative dialogue with the NPC High-Level Officers on the scope and definition of e-commerce and the general framework of the Chinese e-commerce law that is being drafted. Both parties agreed that e-commerce has entered all aspects of social economic life and should not be defined in any line of business. The foreign experts were especially concurred Mr. Lu Zushang, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee, that the E-Commerce Law should be a basic law to set out all the necessary principles and overarching issues and lay the ground for further legal development. In the afternoon session, Dr. Yann Duval from UNESCAP talked about the draft Regional Agreement on Paperless Trade, and Prof. Giusella Finocchairo from Bologna University talked about the EU new initiative on data protection. There were valuable communication with the Chinese community all through the seminar.
The Seminar was suggested and co-organized by the JCP and IIPL. All four keynote speakers are the Members of JCP International Expert Advisory Committees (IEAC). Prof. Hong Xue was the interpreter of the Seminar and participated the discussion.
26 November 2014, 9:00-17:00
Chair: Mr. Lu Zushan, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Mr. Peng Seng, Member of NPC Standing Committee, Deputy Chair of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Mr. Fu Shuangjian, Member of NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee
Mr. Joao Ribeiro, Head of UNCITRAL Regional Center for Asia and the Pacific
Dr. Luca Castellani, Co-Director of JCP and Legal Office of UNCITRAL
Dr. Yann Duval, UNESCAP
Prof. Giusella Finocchairo, Bologna University
Ms. Liu Hong, Ministry of Commerce Treaty and Law Department, Head of Communication Section
Mr. Ma Yuchi, Ministry of Commerce Treaty and Law Department, Deputy Head of Communication Section
Mr. Wang Yan, General Administration of Customs, Politics and Law Department, Deputy Head
Mr. Li Zhengjun, State Administration of Industry and Commerce, Law and Regulation Department, Officer
Mr. A La Mu Si, China E-Commerce Association
Ms. Zhang Zejin, China Online Transaction Security Center
Mr. Pan Jianshan, Shenzhen Market and Quality Supervision Commission
Mr. Shi Yuzhi, NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Research Department, Deputy Head
Mr. Liu Rui, NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Research Department
Ms. Song Yanni, NPC Legislative Committee Economic Law Department
Mr. Gu Yan, NPC Standing Committee Secretariat Supervisory Department
Ms. Zhou Jin, NPC Fiscal and Financial Committee Office
Observers from Beijing University, Beijing Normal University, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunication, University of International Business and Economics and a couple of law firms.