Renewing the MFA, Again and Again

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:
Renewing the MFA, Again and Again

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This chapter examines repeated renewals and extensions of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement – a system that was originally intended to be only temporary. The author describes his experiences as Hong Kong’s chief trade negotiator in the late 1970s, and the tactics used in international trade negotiations. Several examples and interesting anecdotes are given.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Free trade; Multi-Fibre Arrangement; Protectionism; Textiles; Garments; Exports; Trade negotiations; Chief trade negotiator

Chapter.  6103 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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