The Arrangement that Lived Up to Its Name

Lawrence W. R. Mills

in Protecting Free Trade

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9789888083985
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209084 | DOI:
The Arrangement that Lived Up to Its Name

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This chapter describes some of the international trade negotiations in which the author participated, particularly in Europe and the USA. It explains how increasingly the USA sought to impose restraints on textile and other imports from Hong Kong, and how, despite this, Hong Kong negotiators were able, through tactical negotiation, to advance its interest. At the same time, Hong Kong industrialists were upgrading their products to work within the quotas imposed by importing countries.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Free trade; Protectionism; Textiles; Garments; Trade negotiations; Quotas

Chapter.  4968 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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