[The Philippines] AIC Submits Comments on House Bill 6122 and Senate Bill 1591 the Internet Transactions Bills (Aug 2020)

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On behalf of the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) and its members, we would like to submit our comments on the House Bill No. 6122: An Act Protecting Consumers and Merchants Engaged in Internet Transactions, Creating For This Purpose the E-Commerce Bureau and Appropriating Funds and Senate Bill No. 1591: An Act Protecting Consumers and Merchants Engaged in Internet Transactions, Creating For This Purpose the E-Commerce Bureau and Appropriating Funds. ‘House Bill 6122’ or the ‘Internet Transactions Act’, seeks to further boost the e-commerce in the country. HB 6122 seeks to establish an eCommerce Bureau that will, among others, focus on promoting the development of e-commerce in the country by building trust between sellers and consumers, stronger online consumer protection, safer e-payment gateways, easier online business registration, and formulating other policies and programs to increase the number of online merchants and consumers.