Author(s): Aleksy Kwilinski, Ruslan Volynets, Inna Berdnik, Mykhailo Holovko, Pavlo Berzin
The article is dedicated to the study of the essence of the concept of e-commerce and the features of its legal regulation. Based on the study of the views of scientists in the context of the phenomenon under study, the concept of e-commerce and the technological basics of its operation were defined. It was established within the framework of the activities of which bodies at the international level the settlement of legal issues related to e-commerce and the priority directions of such activities are carried out. In particular, attention was paid to regulatory documents in the field of e-commerce regulation of such specialized world organizations as the European Union, the UN Commission on International Trade Law, the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the UN Center for Trade Facilitation and E-business, the World Labor Organization. The analysis of the norms of the current legislation of Ukraine, defining the organizational and legal framework of activities in the field of electronic commerce, establishing the procedure for conducting electronic transactions using information and telecommunication systems was carried out. Given the legislative definition of the concepts of "electronic commerce" and "electronic trade", a distinction wass made between them.