Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

The Expiration of the Multi-Fiber Arrangement: An Analysis of the Consequences for South Asia

The authors examine the political economy of the textile and garment sectors in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal to determine the consequences of the expiration of the Multi-Fiber Agreement. The authors find that India and Pakistan are likely to benefit, while Nepal is likely to suffer. The expected effects on Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are ambiguous. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Public Affairs Workshop, International Issues, Public Affairs 860, taught by Melanie Manion in Spring 2005
  • Author(s): Ashe Haté, Shisir Khanal, John Larsen, Paul Smart, Romina Soria and David Zanni
  • Client Name: a select group of U.S. government agencies interested in issues of trade and South Asia