E-Commerce and the Digital Economy

Challenges Faced by E-commerce Service Providers in South and Southeast Asia

Electronic commerce, or e-commerce, is a rapidly growing branch concerning the trade of goods and services through electronic means. As electronic commerce is a relatively new field, e-commerce providers in developing and least-developed countries in South & South East Asia (S&SEA) face challenges regarding digital infrastructure, regulations, ability to compete globally, and other barriers. Those specific challenges come out after interviews of some e-commerce providers in seven (7) South & South East Asian countries.