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Title:The Mauritian Export Processing Zone
Authors:Bheenick, Rundheersing
Schapiro, Morton O.
Year:1991
Periodical:Public Administration and Development
Volume:11
Issue:3
Period:May-June
Pages:263-267
Language:English
Geographic term:Mauritius
Subjects:export oriented industries
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
External link:https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.4230110314
Abstract:When Mauritius became independent in 1968, it was highly dependent upon sugar for foreign exchange. Early efforts to develop import-substitution industries proved to be unsuccessful in reducing the country's economic and unemployment problems. The Export Processing Zone (EPZ) approach provided a package of fiscal concessions and other benefits to lure industries to locate their labour-intensive activities in Mauritius. While the EPZ approach was successful during its early stages, a number of reforms had to be introduced to deal with persistent problems. The Mauritian EPZ model, despite various mistakes, can be useful to other countries, provided certain basic conditions prevail.
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