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The End of Textiles Quotas: A Case Study of the Impact on Bangladesh

Author/Editor: Mlachila, Montfort | Yang, Yongzheng
Authorized for Distribution: June 1, 2004
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Summary: This paper evaluates the effects on the Bangladeshi economy of phasing out textile and clothing (T&C) quotas currently maintained by industrial countries. The planned abolition of the quotas under the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing in 2005 will alter the competitiveness of various exporting countries. Bangladesh relies heavily on textile and clothing exports and is potentially very vulnerable to this change in competitiveness. Based on assessments of quota restrictiveness and export similarity, and an analysis of its supply constraints, the paper concludes that Bangladesh could face significant pressure on its balance of payments, output, and employment when the quotas are eliminated.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 04/108
Subject(s): Import quotas | Bangladesh | Multifiber Arrangements | World Trade Organization | Access limits | Export competitiveness | Textiles
Author's keyword(s): Bangladesh | MFA | ATC | textiles | clothing | quotas
 
English  
    Published:   June 1, 2004        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA1082004   Pages:   37
    Price:   US$15.00 (Academic Rate: US$15.00 )
       
     
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