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The Impact on India of Trade Liberalization in the Textiles and Clothing Sector

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  • Sonali Jain-Chandra
  • Ananthakrishnan Prasad

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We analyze the impact of the elimination of textile and clothing (T&C) quotas in 2005 on India. Our simulations suggest that while Indian exports of T&C will continue to expand in the presence of the safeguards on China, they will be affected adversely once these safeguards are lifted. We argue that India could emerge much stronger and expand its trade in T&C at a much faster pace, if some of the key domestic structural weaknesses are overcome.

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  • Sonali Jain-Chandra & Ananthakrishnan Prasad, 2005. "The Impact on India of Trade Liberalization in the Textiles and Clothing Sector," IMF Working Papers 05/214, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Geoffrey N. Keim & Beth Anne Wilson, 2007. "India's future: it's about jobs," International Finance Discussion Papers 913, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
    2. Matthew McCartney, 2014. "The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: A Comparative Study of the Textiles Industry in Pakistan," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 19(Special E), pages 105-134, September.
    3. Edmund Amann & Barry Lau & Frederick Nixson, 2009. "Did China Hurt the Textiles and Clothing Exports of Other Asian Economies, 1990-2005?," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(4), pages 333-362.

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