Special Economic Zones in India

Part of the series India Studies in Business and Economics pp 15-50


SEZs in Select Countries: A Comparison with India

  • Arpita MukherjeeAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations Email author 
  • , Parthapratim PalAffiliated withIndian Institute of Management
  • , Saubhik DebAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Subhobrota RayAffiliated withEconomist and Independent Consultant
  • , Tanu M. GoyalAffiliated withIndian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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The concept of special economic zones has evolved across the globe. Several developing countries have policies for the establishment of industrial zones that focus on exports and countries have set up strong regulatory and administrative frameworks to support them. Since different countries have different starting points and experiences in developing special economic zones, each country imparts important lessons for India. Using select country cases in Asia, this chapter compares their SEZ policy objectives, administrative structure, incentives, and contribution with those in India and makes recommendations for Indian SEZs.