Legal And Institutional Challenge Facing E-Commerce in Tanzania: Case Study of Law of Contract Act and Sale of Good Act

Maruma, Zahra Abdallah (2013) Legal And Institutional Challenge Facing E-Commerce in Tanzania: Case Study of Law of Contract Act and Sale of Good Act. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study presents an assessment on the existing commercial laws in Tanzania particularly the Law of Contract Act and the Sales of Goods Act, whether they ensemble with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolutions. The practicing of electronic commerce in Tanzania today is very common. Tanzanians enter into commercial agreements within the country and outside the country through online transactions via internet. While online commercial transactions are flourish speedily the existing commercial laws are said to become a major challenge to e- commerce. The Sales of Goods Act enacted before independence in 1986 and Law of Contract Act enacted in 1961 after independence which are the main laws of the country govern contracts together with principles established by courts of the land through case laws is still enforce contracts so far and there is no any amendment of the said laws apart from the technology advancements which changed the modes of contractual arrangements today. The said laws have been analysed herein to see as to what extent they are in support and not support of e-commerce in Tanzania.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 09:40
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 09:40
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1087

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