Shifting GVCs to India: Addressing the Key EODB Challenges

This report is the second in a series of USISPF Studies conducted to assess India’s competitiveness for participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) within the Electronics sector.The fi rst Report “Enhancing India’s Competitiveness in GVCs” findings prompted the forum to deep dive to understand the reasons and the areas where the gaps are, and how these gaps can be bridged through policy intervention thereby improving India’s competitiveness. This report provides a comparative analysis and evaluation of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in India viz-a-viz Vietnam and Thailand for moving goods across borders in the supply chain. The report indicates the gaps that India needs to fill if it wants to attract investments from the GVCs. The comparative analysis is based on our secondary and primary research on the performance across various EODB parameters, such as conformity assessment of product safety standards, predictability of policies, customs procedures and logistics.