Digital signature will validate trade agreements in Peru

The National Society of Industries, with the support of the agency responsible for protecting intellectual property, launched a platform called Firma Fácil (Easy Signature) that will allow the validation of commercial agreements and contracts made in Peru through digital signatures. The portal is supported by the Brazilian company dedicated to digital signatures, Certisign, and pursues the objective of speeding up the signing of commercial documents, reducing costs, time and, at the same time, contact between people.

The digital signature to validate commercial agreementsThe

pandemic contributed to accelerate many of the digital transformations that were already planned for Peru and the digital signature is only one of them. The president of the National Industries Society, Ricardo Márquez, declared that the digital signature as a way of validating commercial agreements and signing contracts between companies offers greater security to commercial agreements and is the first step towards achieving the digitalization of the entire territory.

The portal, which also has the support of the technology company Core Andina, will be the service of companies that want to sign contracts digitally. According to Ricardo Márquez, this advance contributes to take another step towards the insertion of Peru in the electronic economy.

Peru's digital transformationThe

national government has among its main plans to turn Peru into a completely digitalized territory. The population's preference for making purchases and transactions online, especially during the pandemic, only helped these changes to take place more quickly.

In this sense, the digital signature is the first step. Of course, training is required for the successful incorporation of new technologies. The more information that circulates among the population and consumers regarding ways to carry out different transactions online, the greater the demand and the need for this transformation. To achieve this process, the State will have to transform itself structurally and normatively to lay the foundations for this change.

New regulations and legislation can only be conceived on the basis of information and the creation of what is known as the digital ecosystem to successfully adopt an innovative digital environment. Acquiring the necessary technology to digitalize the entire territory will not be easy and, in order to promote investments in the technology sector in Peru, the government will have to carry out tax measures that support this transformation. Although it is still necessary to work to achieve the digital objectives that Peru is proposing, without a doubt, the digital signature is a first step. The National Society of Industries presented the portal Firma Fácil that allows the incorporation of digital signatures to validate contracts and commercial agreements in Peru.

The adoption of this platform is a further step towards the digitalization of the territory which, encouraged by the pandemic, is an imperative need. In order to achieve its objectives, Peru still needs to modify some key factors, such as legislation, but it is getting closer to becoming a fully digital country.

Claire Gagné
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