Dynamising Export Competitiveness

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This paper analyses the attempt by Mauritius to replicate the export success of the East Asia Tiger Economies by adapting outwardoriented trade and investment strategies. It reviews Mauritius' competitive strengths and weaknesses at the national and enterprise level: its policies for trade, industry, foreign investment, industrial technology, human capital and EPZ infrastructure, and provides a detailed strategy for sustaining future export competitiveness. The Mauritius experience offers valuable lessons for other developing and transition economies.



Mauritian Manufactured Export Performance in Comparative Perspective

This chapter evaluates the Mauritian export performance since 1980, analysing various characteristics of its manufactured exports, on their own and in relation to other countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. These comparisons are useful and revealing: some of the selected countries (such as Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and to some extent Malaysia and Thailand) are actual or potential competitors in current export products like clothing. Some, in particular Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand are far more dynamic and advanced in their export development and spread, and offer useful lessons.


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