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Trade Strategies for Development: Import Substitution Versus Export Promotion
Birch, Melissa H.; Cowan, Magali E. Case G-0393 / Published April 1, 1989 / 11 pages.
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This technical note examines two alternative trade strategies for developing countries: import-substitution industrialization and export promotion. The rationale for each strategy is discussed; the policies adopted to implement the strategy are described; and the effects, both positive and negative, of the policies on the economic structure of developing countries are analyzed.

  • Overview

    This technical note examines two alternative trade strategies for developing countries: import-substitution industrialization and export promotion. The rationale for each strategy is discussed; the policies adopted to implement the strategy are described; and the effects, both positive and negative, of the policies on the economic structure of developing countries are analyzed.

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