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Quotas on Clothing Imports: Impact and Determinants of EU Trade Policy

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  • Juliette Milgram Baleix

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We assess the impact of the phasing-out of quotas on European clothing imports within the framework of the phase-out of the Multi-Fiber Agreement and the accession of the CEEC. We use 1996 data on trade barriers for 20 categories of clothing products and 22 exporters. The estimation of a standard gravity equation concludes that tariffs have a large and negative impact as expected but seldom corroborated in the literature. The negative impact of non-tariff barriers also appears clearly after controlling for an endogeneity bias by the instrumental variables method. The phasing-out of quotas should increase EU imports by 20%. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005..

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Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Review of International Economics.

Volume (Year): 13 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
Pages: 445-460

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Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:13:y:2005:i:3:p:445-460

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  1. Hudson, Darren & Ethridge, Don E. & Mutuc, Maria Erlinda M., 2011. "Lessons Learned from the Phase-out of the MFA: Moving from Managed Distortion to Managed Distortion," eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, vol. 12(1).
  2. José V. Blanes & Juliette Milgram Baleix, 2006. "The Free Trade Agreement Morocco-EU: a simulation of the impact on EU exports," ThE Papers, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. 06/09, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..
  3. Juliette Milgram-Baleix & Ana I. Moro-Egido, 2010. "The Asymmetric Effect of Endowments on Vertical Intra-industrial Trade," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 33(5), pages 746-777, 05.

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