The growth and impact of electronic means of communication and business has seen the government of the Republic of Cameroon enact favorable laws aimed at regulating and promoting e-commerce in Cameroon.

E-commerce has become a cost-effective method through which business can be done between Cameroon and other countries of the globe.

E-commerce comprises of the buying and selling of goods and services online. However, the law on electronic commerce has made provision for a wide range of definition which fall within the scope of the 2010 law regulating electronic commerce in Cameroon. Some of such definitions are as follows;

  • Commercial activity: any activity involving the production and exchange of goods and electronic media, by any natural or legal person in accordance with the provisions of legal person in accordance with the provisions of the laws, regulations or agreements statutory, regulatory or contractual texts governing trade;
  • Electronic certificate: electronic document secured by the electronic signature of the person who issued it, which attests to the veracity of its content;
  • Qualified electronic certificate: electronic certificate issued by an approved certification provider;
  • Electronic mail: any message, in the form of text, voice, sound or image sent over a communications network, stored on a network server or in the recipient’s terminal on a network server or in the recipient’s terminal equipment, until it is retrieved by the recipient;


Without prejudice to the other information obligations laid down by the laws and regulations in force, any person providing services in the field of electronic

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Subject to the provisions of the law, the consumer may withdraw from the contract within fifteen (15) days:  – From the day after the consumer

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