Institute for Social and Economic Change

Working Paper: 559

Doing Business, Trade Facilitation and Agricultural Exports
in India - The Case of Select Agricultural Products

Malini L Tantri



This paper, within the framework of the transaction costs approach, attempts to examine the issues of doing business and trade facilitation in the context of select agricultural exports. The analysis, based on interaction with key stakeholders, helps us to argue that issues faced by exporters vary across select agricultural products in different Indian states. Given the perishable nature of goods, the corresponding loss faced by exporters is substantial and irreplaceable. Besides this, there are numerous challenges/issues flagged by stakeholders, which need policy attention to further fine-tune the Agricultural Export Policy.

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