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GTAP Resource #1286

"Africa Beyond 2005: Understanding the Impact of Eliminating NTBs and Tariffs on Textiles and Clothing"
by Rivera, Sandra A., Laurie-Ann Agama and Judith Dean

A number of recent studies examine the impact on exporting countries of removing U.S., Canadian and European NTBs on textiles and apparel. However, no single study explicitly models the effects on the new African exporters. With the implementation of AGOA, there has been considerable growth in the textile and clothing industry in the African subcontinent. We examine the welfare implications on Africa of removing all textile and clothing NTBs under the ATC. By incorporating the preferential treatment from AGOA into the GTAP framework, the authors hope to understand to what extent the completion of the ATC will eclipse AGOA. Furthermore, the authors examine post-ATC removal of all tariffs on textiles and clothing. While the completion of the ATC does generate losses for Sub-Saharan Africa, results suggest that both SACU and other Southern African countries maintain a net benefit from AGOA after 2005. Tariff liberalization results in additional benefit for these two groups, but losses for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Category: GTAP Application
2003 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 6th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, The Hague, The Netherlands
Date: 2003
Version: 2
Created: Agama, L. (4/30/2003)
Updated: Bacou, M. (3/3/2004)
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- Trade in textiles and wearing apparel

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