This book aims to consider the role of import controls in an export-oriented development strategy, and is based on a case study of South Korea. The study establishes that in Korea successful export orientation was not predicated on the liberal import policy recommended to less developed countries.
0. Introduction 1. South Korea: Test Case in a Theoretical Debate on Trade Controls 2. The Nineteen–Sixties: A Decade of Liberalisation in Korea? 3. The Korean Kaleidoscope: A General Survey of Import Controls 4. A Disaggregated Analysis of Korean' Import Management 5. Import Controls and Development: A Reassessment 6. Policy Implications of this Study