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Determinants of U.S. Textile and Apparel Import Trade

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  • Amponsah, William A.
  • Ofori-Boadu, Victor

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By applying a gravity model, the study confirms that devalued currencies of Asian exporters of textile products and liberalization of trade policies have significantly contributed to the increased imports of textile products to the U.S. Implications are derived from the abroagation of the WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC).

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  • Amponsah, William A. & Ofori-Boadu, Victor, 2006. "Determinants of U.S. Textile and Apparel Import Trade," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21173, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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