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EFSA Request to ease online sales and delivery restrictions

The Ecommerce Forum of South Africa has written to Ministers asking for a relaxation of the ban on the online sale of non-essential goods

EFSA, as the trade body representing ecommerce in South Africa, has written to the Finance, Trade and Communications Ministers, calling for the partial lifting of the restriction of online sales and delivery of non-essential goods during the lockdown period, including allowing e-shops that sell abroad to restart their fulfilment processes.  Additionally, EFSA requested that border customs officials and police be provided with clear instructions to expedite the collection and delivery of cross-border merchandise as it has been reported that despite the government’s decree allowing shipments of non-essential goods to be allowed through, some have been stopped or cannot be collected from the docks or airports due to conflicting instructions.

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Alastair Tempest

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