RPS 2021-06
Toward an Inclusive Social Insurance Coverage in the Philippines: Examining Gender Disparities
Delving into the Countrys Future Outlook
A Case Study of Company Best Practices on Regularization of Workers in Contracting Arrangements
A Legal Analysis on the Speedy Disposition of Labor Cases on Appeal

PIDS WB 2021-0701
Challenges and Prospects of the Philippine Electric Vehicle Industry
PIDS WB 2021-0604
Senior High School Graduates' Prospects and Challenges in the Labor Market
PIDS WB 2021-0603
Improving the Land Tenure Security of Farmers and the Role of Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations in Enhancing Agricultural Productivity
PIDS WB 2021-0602
Examining Philippine Regulatory Policies on Solid Waste Management
Publication Detail
DP 1996-07: The Effects of the MFA Phase Out on the Philippine Garments and Textiles Industries

Over the years, Multi-Fibre Agreement has assured the Philippines markets for its exportable textiles and garments. Given that the Multi-Fibre Agreement will be abolished by January 2005, issues have been raised regarding the sector’s competitiveness, since phasing out MFA indicates opening up the global market to the best and most efficient product suppliers. This paper analyzes the survival of the Philippine textiles and garment industries considering its threatened comparative advantage even during the MFA years. In particular, this paper analyzes the sector’s export performance concentrating on the role and administration of quota in the Philippines.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Austria, Myrna S.; Multi-Fibre Agreement; garments and textile industries; quota utilization rates; export quota allocation;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 1996 and available in the PIDS Library or Downloaded 35,107 times since November 25, 2011
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.