India’s SEZ Policy

Issue & Policy Briefs July 3, 2012, No. 97

Over the last few decades India has emerged as an economic giant. In 2000 the Special Economic Zone (SEZs) policy became part of a strategy to maintain high growth and promote India’s manufacturing sector. However, India’s current SEZ policy does little to strengthen India’s economy. India should consider modifying its SEZ policy or abandoning it in favor of broader economic reform.