15 U.S. Code § 7031 - Principles governing the use of electronic signatures in international transactions
The Secretary of Commerce shall promote the acceptance and use, on an international basis, of electronic signatures in accordance with the principles specified in paragraph (2) and in a manner consistent with section 7001 of this title. The Secretary of Commerce shall take all actions necessary in a manner consistent with such principles to eliminate or reduce, to the maximum extent possible, the impediments to commerce in electronic signatures, for the purpose of facilitating the development of interstate and foreign commerce.
In conducting the activities required by this section, the Secretary shall consult with users and providers of electronic signature products and services and other interested persons.
As used in this section, the terms “electronic record” and “electronic signature” have the same meanings provided in section 7006 of this title.