Facilitating Trade and Global Competitiveness: Express Delivery Services in India

Hardcover | January 3, 2012

byArpita Mukherjee, Parthapratim Pal, Subrata Mitra

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This book provides a detailed analysis of the express delivery sector globally and in India, using country-wide primary surveys and in-depth interviews of express delivery companies, their clients, employees, government officials, sector experts, and other stakeholders - freight forwarders,custom clearance agents, transporters, and industry bodies. Highlighting its growth potential in the context of trade barriers, it assesses the contribution of this sector to economy, trade and employment. Examining how this sector has evolved and how it has been addressed in multilateral/bilateral negotiations, this book suggests negotiating strategies for the Indian government. Evaluating the impact of impending regulations on India's trade and global competiveness, it offers policy recommendationsto improve productivity, efficiency, and global competiveness of the sector and the Indian economy as a whole.

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This book provides a detailed analysis of the express delivery sector globally and in India, using country-wide primary surveys and in-depth interviews of express delivery companies, their clients, employees, government officials, sector experts, and other stakeholders - freight forwarders,custom clearance agents, transporters, and in...

Arpita Mukherjee is Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. Parthapratim Pal is Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Kolkata. Subrata Mitra is Professor of Operations Management at the IIMC, Kolkata. Ramneet Goswami is a Res...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 12.4 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198076398

ISBN - 13:9780198076391

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments1. Introduction2. Express Delivery Industry in the Global Context3. Express Delivery Services in India: An Overview4. A Survey of Service Providers in India5. Survey of Clients6. Employee Survey and Synthesis of the Primary Survey7. Liberalizing Express Delivery Services in WTO/FTAs: Negotiating Strategies and Options for India8. Barriers, Reforms, and Way ForwardBibliographyIndex