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China's Experience Under the Multifiber Arrangement (Mfa) and the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (Atc)

45 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2007  

Irene Brambilla

Universidad Nacional de La Plata; Universidad de San Andrés; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Amit Khandelwal

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)

Peter K. Schott

Yale University - School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Date Written: August 2007

Abstract

This paper analyzes China's experience under U.S. apparel and textile quotas. It makes use of a unique new database that tracks U.S. trading partners' performance under the quota regimes established by the global Multifiber Arrangement (1974 to 1995) and subsequent Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (1995 to 2005). We find that China was relatively more constrained under these regimes than other countries and that, as quotas were lifted, China's exports grew disproportionately. When the ATC finally ended in 2005, China's exports surged while those from nearly all other regions fell.

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Brambilla, Irene and Khandelwal, Amit and Schott, Peter K., China's Experience Under the Multifiber Arrangement (Mfa) and the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (Atc) (August 2007). NBER Working Paper No. w13346. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1009796

Irene Brambilla (Contact Author)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata ( email )

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Amit Kumar Khandelwal

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