Beyond phase-out of quota in textile and clothing trading: WTO-plus rules and the case of US safeguards against Chinese exports in 2003

Liu H & Sun L (2004). Beyond phase-out of quota in textile and clothing trading: WTO-plus rules and the case of US safeguards against Chinese exports in 2003. Asia Pacific Development Journal 11 (1): 49-71.

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Abstract

International trade in textiles and clothing has been subject to strong protectionism for decades. Although the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing has set procedures to phase out the quota system, this paper questions how far the regime will actually be liberalized. It highlights the significant differences between the China-specific safeguard provisions in China's WTO accession protocol and the general WTO Agreement on Safeguards. It also examines the recent case of a US safeguard application against China's textile and clothing products and analyses the potential impact of this case on both countries and the global economy. The analysis suggests that prospects for Chinas textile and clothing exports after WTO accession may not be as optimistic as is generally assumed.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes (LUC)
Bibliographic Reference: Asia-Pacific Development Journal; 11(1): 49-71 [2004]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 10:19
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7093

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