Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Act 2014

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Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Act 2014

Public Act2014 No 25
Date of assent9 May 2014
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Act 2014.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 4 amended (Overview)
5 New section 13A inserted (Time of communication of acceptance of offer)
  • After section 13, insert:

    13A Time of communication of acceptance of offer
    • (1) For the purpose of the formation of a contract, an acceptance by electronic communication of an offer is taken to be communicated to the offeror at the time determined by section 11 to be the time of receipt for that electronic communication.

      (2) Subsection (1) does not apply if—

      • (a) the parties to the contract otherwise agree; or

      • (b) an enactment provides otherwise.


Legislative history

8 November 2012Introduction (Bill 82–1)
15 May 2013First reading and referral to Commerce Committee
11 November 2013Reported from Commerce Committee (Bill 82–2)
19 February 2014Second reading
9 April 2014Committee of the whole House
7 May 2014Third reading
9 May 2014Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.