E-Commerce in Latin America: Legal and Business Challenges for Developing Enterprise

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Luz Estella Nagle

Stetson University - College of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

As Latin American becomes wired for the Internet, the traditional brick and mortar businesses will come under pressure by online merchants whose access to consumers will leap across international boundaries. While this may help consumers gain access to a greater variety of goods, significant legal and logistic challenges must first be addressed. Improvement in the handling and distribution of freight and packages and a greatly increased use of credit cards are critical to e-commerce taking off in the region. This article examines the growth and pitfalls of e-commerce at a time when Latin America is only now being connected to the worldwide information highway.

Keywords: Latin America, Internet, Online Merchants, International Boundaries, E-Commerce

JEL Classification: K10, K33

Suggested Citation

Nagle, Luz Estella, E-Commerce in Latin America: Legal and Business Challenges for Developing Enterprise (2001). American University Law Review, Vol. 50, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1807428

Luz Estella Nagle (Contact Author)

Stetson University - College of Law ( email )

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Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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