Special Economic Zones and Regional Trade Agreements

  • Arpita Mukherjee
  • Parthapratim Pal
  • Saubhik Deb
  • Subhobrota Ray
  • Tanu M. Goyal
Chapter
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)

Abstract

SEZs and regional trade agreements (RTAs) can help to liberalise and facilitate trade. While both of them focus on the removal of trade barriers, their objectives are different. SEZs focus on improving a country’s export competitiveness, while RTAs focus on removing barriers to trade between trading partners. Hence, the two polices can be in conflict. This chapter discusses how India can synergise its SEZ policy with its bilateral and regional trade agreements and maximise the benefits for its industries.

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© Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arpita Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Parthapratim Pal
    • 2
  • Saubhik Deb
    • 3
  • Subhobrota Ray
    • 4
  • Tanu M. Goyal
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Council for Research on International Economic RelationsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of ManagementKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Economist and Independent ConsultantKolkataIndia
  4. 4.Economist and Independent ConsultantGurugramIndia

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