Reducing protectionism in clothing and textiles

Whilst the [Uruguay Round] liberalised trade in clothing and textiles, implementation is end-loaded. The [Multi-Fibre Arrangement] (MFA), which has provided since 1974 a free-standing multilateral framework for the proliferation of discriminatory quantitative restrictions against 35 developing countries and economies in transition, is to be phased out under the [Agreement on Textiles and Clothing] (ATC). All bilaterally agreed and MFA-based quantitative restrictions are to be notified to the Textiles Monitoring Board for removal according to a graduated schedule, with expanded quotas in the interim.
Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production