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Isle of Man and Dublin vie for offshore e-commerce

The Isle of Man is going head to head with Dublin&#39s Financial Services

Centre to secure the lion&#39s share of offshore e-commerce.

The Isle of Man has commissioned consultants Charteris to advise on

developing an effective environment for e-commerce.

The island&#39s government has tabled an Electronic Transactions Bill which

will put e-commerce and paper-based commerce on the same legal footing.

Charteris has also advised the Isle of Man to set up an e-board which

would be made up of government representatives and private businesses as

part of its e-strategy.

Isle of Man government information systems department manager Maurice

Mawdsley says: “We are putting in place the most sophisticated e-commerce

strategy of any jurisdiction both onshore and offshore.”

Dublin has aspirations of its own to be the premier offshore e-commerce

jurisdiction. It plans to put legislation in place covering electronic

signatures and e-commerce.

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