OECD Trade Policy Papers

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1816-6873 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/18166873
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This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected trade policy studies prepared for use within the OECD.

NB. No. 1 to No. 139 were released under the previous series title OECD Trade Policy Working Papers.

 

Economic Impacts of the Phase-Out in 2005 of Quantitative Restrictions under the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing You or your institution have access to this content

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Author(s):
Przemyslaw Kowalski1, Margit Molnár1
Author Affiliations
  • 1: OECD, France

Publication Date
22 July 2009
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No.:
90
Pages
92
DOI
10.1787/220185234525

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This paper discusses the economic impacts of the phase-out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), which was provided for under the 1994 Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC). It presents an overview of the integration process of textile and clothing products into the GATT, takes stock of the most recent changes in the global textile and clothing (T&C) markets, and analyses some major economic impacts and strategies adopted by producers in OECD and non-OECD countries to survive in the post-MFA global competitive arena.
Keywords:
horizontal differentiation, Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), vertical differentiation, quality competition, textiles, clothing, price competition, quotas, trade, adjustment, Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC)