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The effects of the removal of US safeguards on imports from China


  • Maria Erlinda Mutuc
  • Samarendu Mohanty
  • Don Ethridge
  • Darren Hudson


The expiration of temporary safeguard measures against Chinese exports of certain cotton apparel to the US beginning 2009 is estimated to result in lower apparel prices in the US by $0.02/kg, on average, whereas cotton prices in the US remain unaltered in the medium term (2009-2015). A price equilibrium simulation model (of both the cotton apparel and cotton sectors) was used to estimate the trade effects of China's increased access into the US import market on other Asian and Latin American exporters to the US, and ultimately in these exporters' demand for US cotton.

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  • Maria Erlinda Mutuc & Samarendu Mohanty & Don Ethridge & Darren Hudson, 2011. "The effects of the removal of US safeguards on imports from China," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(10), pages 901-913.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:10:p:901-913
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2010.517186

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    1. Mutuc, Maria Erlinda M. & Hudson, Darren & Ethridge, Darren & Mohanty, Mohamadou, 2008. "Expiring Temporary Safeguards on Apparel Trade Implications for U.S. Cotton," Cotton Economics Research Institute CER Series 53166, Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
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    1. Muhammad, Andrew & McPhail, Lihong Lu & Kiawu, James, 2012. "Do U.S. Cotton Subsidies Affect Competing Exporters? An Analysis of Import Demand in China," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(02), May.

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