Lessons Learned from the Phase-out of the MFA: Moving from Managed Distortion to Managed Distortion
AbstractWhile the elimination of the Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) was presumed to be a net global benefit because it represented an elimination of a distortionary set of trade agreements, it was based on the assumption that the underlying global trading regime was based on free trade principles. However, due to the trading pattern that has emerged after the MFA and its unintended consequences â€“ with production infrastructure and trading rules based on distortionary incentives so entrenched into the system â€“ the global trading regime after the elimination of quotas is still far short of free.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
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MFA; textile and clothing; trade; Demand and Price Analysis; Industrial Organization; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Relations/Trade; Production Economics;
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- Hudson, Darren & Ethridge, Don E. & Mutuc, Maria Erlinda M., 2010. "LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PHASE-OUT OF THE MFAs: MOVING FROM MANAGED DISTORTION TO MANAGED DISTORTION," Conference Papers 96674, Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
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