The Impact on India of Trade Liberalization in the Textiles and Clothing Sector

Author/Editor: Jain-Chandra, Sonali ; Prasad, A.
Publication Date: November 01, 2005
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Summary: We analyze the impact of the elimination of textile and clothing (T&C) quotas in 2005 on India. Our simulations suggest that while Indian exports of T&C will continue to expand in the presence of the safeguards on China, they will be affected adversely once these safeguards are lifted. We argue that India could emerge much stronger and expand its trade in T&C at a much faster pace, if some of the key domestic structural weaknesses are overcome.
Series: Working Paper No. 05/214
Subject(s): Trade liberalization | India | Exports | Economic models | Textiles

Author's Keyword(s): India | Agreement on Textiles and Clothing | MFA | GTAP | CGE models
Publication Date: November 01, 2005
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2005214 Pages: 39
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