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Export Processing in the Caribbean: Lessons from Four Case Studies

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  • Larry Willmore

    (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis)

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The author reviews case studies of four Caribbean countries-the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and Trinidad-and briefly discusses an African country, Mauritius. He compares labour legislation, nationality of investors, technology transfer, and linkages with the rest of the economy. Of these five cases, only Trinidad failed to develop a significant export processing sector. Explanations rooted in government policy are suggested for this result. United Nations ECLAC Working Paper No. 42 (September 1996).

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  • Larry Willmore, 2004. "Export Processing in the Caribbean: Lessons from Four Case Studies," International Trade 0412001, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0412001
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    1. Mortimer, Michael, 2003. "Illusory Competitiveness: The Apparel Assembly Model of the Caribbean Basin," UNU-INTECH Discussion Paper Series 11, United Nations University - INTECH.
    2. Mortimore, Michael, 1999. "Apparel-based industrialization in the Caribbean Basin: a threadbare garment?," Revista CEPAL, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), April.
    3. World Bank, 2006. "Fostering Higher Growth and Employment in the Kingdom of Morocco," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 7114, July.
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    5. Walkenhorst, Peter & Malouche, Mariem, 2006. "Trade Policy and Export Performance in Morocco," MPRA Paper 23119, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Macario, Carla, 2000. "Chile: in search of a new export drive," Copublicaciones, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 1644, May.
    7. Kate, Adriaan Ten & Macario, Carla & Niels, Gunnar, 2000. "Mexico: export promotion policies on the cutting edge," Copublicaciones, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 1643, May.
    8. Macario, Carla, 2000. "Conclusions and recommendations: policies for export growth," Copublicaciones, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 1647, May.
    9. Wang, Jin, 2013. "The economic impact of Special Economic Zones: Evidence from Chinese municipalities," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 133-147.
    10. Bonelli, Regis, 2000. "Brazil: the challenge of improving export performance," Copublicaciones, Naciones Unidas Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), number 1645, May.
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    Keywords

    export processing zones; export promotion; Dominincan Republic; Saint Lucia; Jamaica; Trinidad and Tobago; Mauritius; transnational corporations;

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade

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