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Mauritius

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.

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Trade and Industrial Policies

This chapter examines selected aspects of trade and industrial policies in Mauritius, those that are considered directly relevant to export competitiveness: import liberalisation, exchange rate management, export policies and incentives, bureaucratic regulations and procedures. It also examines enterprise-level perceptions of the policy and incentive regime, drawing on the findings of our firm-level survey. Where relevant, it makes comparisons with the trade and industrial policies of the Asian NIEs and other developing countries.

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