Author: Ashok KundraPublisher: Sage PublicationsYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 280ISBN/UPC (if available): 076199453x
This comprehensive study provides an in-depth analysis of the evolution, performance, problems of an important policy option of encouraging export manufacture and trade.A strategy for economic growth adopted by many Asian countries is that of encouraging export manufacture and trade. To this end, special enclaves have been created by some governments where only export-oriented activities are allowed. China was one of the first nations to successfully adopt this approach through the establishment of Special Economic Zones. India embarked on this path by setting up Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and subsequently formulated another scheme in the early eighties to encourage Export-Oriented Units (EOUs) outside those zones. In the first part of the book, Dr. Kundra discusses the policy framework for EPZs/EOUs, their growth and performance, and their contribution to the country's exports. The author profiles all the seven EPZs and outlines the rationale for a complementary EOU scheme.Part two the book looks at the concept, policy design and performance of China's Special Export Zones (SEZs). The third part examines the relevance of China's experience for India. Dr. Kundra advocates a paradigm shift in policy to encourage large sized zones based on the Chinese pattern. A comprehensive and unique work on the subject of EPZs and EOUs in India, this book will be of interest to those in the fields of commerce, finance, international trade, economies, politics and industry as also the policy makers.