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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.

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Proposals for SME Competitiveness

This chapter draws on the findings of previous chapters and presents a menu of recommendations to enhance the competitiveness of small firms in Mauritius. It is hoped that our suggestions will achieve three basic objectives: remove policy and institutional impediments to direct SME exporting; reduce policy and institutional obstacles to indirect exporting from SMEs i.e., sub-contracting/supplier relations between SMEs and large export firms; and provide ideas on new products and activities that can be undertaken by SMEs in both the domestic and export market.

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