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...

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