SME Exports and Public Policies in Mauritius

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The book also includes three articles focusing on trade in services: ‘Postcrisis Growth in Small States: The Role of Trade in Knowledgebased Services’ by Dirk Willem te Velde, ‘Exporting Health and Wellness: Prospects and Issues for Small States’ by Estella Aryada, and ‘Propoor Tourism Interventions through the Creation of Agrotourism Linkages’ by Chanda Chella. Dirk Willem te Velde currently works at the ODI as the Director of Programmes in the International Economic Development Group. Ms Aryada and Ms Chella are Trade Advisers in the Special Advisory Services Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat.



Policy and Procedural Regime for SMEs

This chapter analyses the nature of macroeconomic, trade and industrial policies in Mauritius pertaining to the fostering of competitiveness in individual SMEs and SME clusters. For convenience, the relevant policy regime issues are considered under three broad headings: policy impediments, procedural impediments and infrastructure impediments. The first concerns incentive policies that affect the relative attractiveness of domestic market production and exporting, the second concerns bureaucratic procedures/regulations that affect transaction costs involved in small enterprise startup and operation, and the third affects small enterprise production costs and country reputation.


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