Author: Ram Upendra Das
Published Year: 2016
About the Book
There are various strategies with which countries can economically integrate with another countries, especially with those that are geographically proximate and share land borders. Myanmar is a country uniquely placed to help integrate India not only with itself but also with the countries of the South-east and East Asian regions. India-Myanmar border trade or in other words, trade via land borders, thus assumes special significance.
This study situates border trade in a broader context by highlighting some conceptual contours relating to development zone approach; a paradigm of peace creating prosperity; two-way causality between domestic and external imperatives; combining export-led growth with growth-led export strategy; and adopting an integrated approach towards trade in goods, trade in services and investment.
In doing so, the study incorporates insights gained from field-visits while identifying potential and constraints. It also traverses into various infrastructural issues both hard and soft, and in some instances takes into account some of the important non-economic issues.
Based its analysis, the study recommends policy directions and practical implementation measures to make the study relevant for an informed decision making process.