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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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Cited by:
  1. 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.
  2. Ana I. Moro & Juliette Milgram, 2008. "The Asymmetric Effect of Endowments on Vertical Intra-Industrial Trade," Working Papers. Serie EC 2008-13, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  3. José V. Blanes & Juliette Milgram Baleix, 2006. "The Free Trade Agreement Morocco-EU: a simulation of the impact on EU exports," ThE Papers 06/09, Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada..

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