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This paper estimates the costs of EU restraints on trade in textiles and clothing. After explaining the methods used, we examine the impact of an opening up of EU trade in textiles and clothing, inter alia to those economies where the textile and clothing (T&C) industries command sizeable shares...
This paper estimates the costs of EU restraints on trade in textiles and clothing. After explaining the methods used, we examine the impact of an opening up of EU trade in textiles and clothing, inter alia to those economies where the textile and clothing (T&C) industries command sizeable shares...
The Millennium Round of MTNs, which was stillborn in Seattle, was supposed to have initiated wide-sweeping changes to the world's trading system. This paper deals with the impact on the German economy of some changes that might have been forthcoming from proposed liberalization strategies. It...
Im Oktober 2014 wurde das Bündnis für nachhaltige Textilien von Vertretern der Wirtschaft, Zivilgesellschaft, Standardorganisationen und Gewerkschaften gegründet, um soziale, ökologische und ökonomische Verbesserungen entlang der Textillieferkette zu erreichen. Zeichnen sich nach etwas...
Depuis quinze ans, les echanges dans les secteurs du textile et de l'habillement ont montre une forte propension à se developper entre pays proches, ceci s'expliquant en partie par la multiplication des accords regionaux (Caribbean Bassin Initiative, ALENA, Accords d'association conclus par...
This paper explores the topological structure of the network of trade in textiles and clothing (T&C) that were governed by the multi-fibre arrangement (MFA)—a quantitative restriction on developing countries’ exports to developed countries. Trade relations between small remote island...
If trade barriers are managed by inefficient institutions, trade liberalization can lead to greater-than-expected gains. We examine Chinese textile and clothing exports before and after the elimination of externally imposed export quotas. Both the surge in export volume and the decline in export...
The Philippine garments industry grew rapidly under the quota system of the MultiFiber Agreement (MFA). However, in the post-MFA environment, the industry has been shrinking continuously. One solution being pursued by the government is the development of a bilateral sector-focused free-trade...
Using the dismantling of the Multi-fibre Arrangement quotas on Chinese textile products in conjunction with China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), within firms adjustments to intensified low-wage competition is analyzed. Employing Danish employer-employee matched data covering...