The MCA eCommerce Strategy 2022 - 2025 outlines a new strategy that builds on previous efforts and provides policy direction to further eCommerce, both in number and in the level of service offered. Following the steady growth of global eCommerce over the years and the COVID-19 pandemic, which acted as a catalyst for exceptional advancements in technology across various industries, this new eCommerce strategy is designed to leverage the Digital Malta Strategy to further strengthen the digital economy.
Through the action plan forming part of this strategy, the MCA aspires to continue building a regulatory framework that sustains the development of an open, fair and sustainable eCommerce-enabled ecosystem. This will be aided by awareness and education initiatives with a view to accelerate uptake, build capacity and encourage excellence. This balanced approach is in line with the Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (“the eCommerce Directive”), which the MCA manages and enforces in Malta.