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GTAP Resource #1595

"Liberalizing Quotas on Textiles and Clothing: Has the ATC Actually Worked?"
by Francois, Joseph and Dean Spinanger

We explore the evolution of market access conditions in the textile and clothing sectors (T&C). Working with bilateral trade data on textile and clothing trade, underlying tariffs, and the coverage of quotas under the WTO’s Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) we first develop a non-linear least squares estimation framework for calculating the tax equivalent of ATC quota restrictions on bilateral trade. We also compare these non-tariff barrier estimates to earlier estimates for the years since the inception of the ATC, to gauge the extent to which the ATC has actually led to quota liberalization.

Keywords: Market Access, Textiles and Clothing, WTO accession, quotas, ATC, non-tariff barriers

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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: Francois, J. (6/12/2004)
Updated: Ahmed, S. (9/13/2004)
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