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GTAP Resource #1558

"The End of Textiles Quotas: A Case Study of the Impact on Bangladesh "
by Yang, Yongzheng and Montfort Mlachila

This paper evaluates the effects on the Bangladeshi economy of phasing out textile and clothing quotas currently maintained by industrial countries. As part of the Uruguay Round WTO Agreements, these quotas will be completely abolished at the beginning of 2005. This will alter the competitiveness of various exporting countries, and those that have been less restricted by the quotas are expected to lose market share to their competitors. Bangladesh relies heavily on textile and clothing exports and is potentially very vulnerable to the abolition of the quotas. Based on assessments of quota restrictiveness and export similarity across countries and Bangladesh’s 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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Category: 2004 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 7th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Washington DC, USA
Date: 2004
Created: Yang, Y. (5/7/2004)
Updated: Ahmed, S. (9/13/2004)
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