E-commerce should drive recovery of small business, World Trade Organisation says
The WTO says e-commerce could help overcome damaged supply chains by using a wider range of international buyers and alternative suppliers
Internet-based trade will be crucial in assisting small business to overcome disruptions caused by Covid-19, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said in new report published this week.
While e-commerce is seen as a key springboard for businesses during and after the health crisis, in SA, the government previously limited internet-based trade for most of the strict lockdown, citing — among other concerns — unfair competition. The limitation was subsequently lifted following pressure from industry and political parties...