Electronic commerce is unrestricted, with the exception of:

  • Legally authorized gambling, betting, and lotteries;
  • Activities of legal representation and assistants;
  • Activities carried out by notaries.

Electronic commerce is subject to compliance with the following provisions relating to:

  • The conditions of establishment and practice in the field of insurance provided for in the relevant international and national instruments;
  • Anti-competitive practices and economic concentration;
  • The prohibition or authorization of unsolicited advertising sent by electronic mail e-mail;
  • The Customs Code of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale);
  • The General Tax Code;
  • The rights are protected by the laws and regulations relating to intellectual property.

Under the conditions laid down by regulation, measures restricting, on a case-by-case basis, the free exercise of activities relating to e-commerce may be taken by the administrative authority, on case-by-case basis, where there is or there is a serious and grave risk of harm to public order and safety, the protection of minors, the protection of public health, the preservation of the interests of national defence or the protection of individuals.

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