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Governing Asean e-commerce

Political sensitivities are making it cloudier.

Businesses have been swift to tap Asean's online markets, such as Alibaba's acquisition of a 10.35 per cent stake in Singapore Post, one of the region's largest e-commerce logistics providers.

Big business has tapped Asean's burgeoning e-commerce market and regional governments have enacted measures to govern the Internet cloud. But institutional gaps remain and a region-wide legislation for e-commerce is required.

THE e-commerce market in Asean has grown exponentially