[Publisher:] Institut für Weltwirtschaft (IfW) [Place:] Kiel [Year:] 1985
Kiel Working Paper No. 245
The paper begins with a brief overview of the developments leading up to the MFA and the role played by the European Economic Community (EEC), the largest market in the world for textiles and clothing. Next, the EEC is used as a reference point for an overview of protectionistic measures taken within the framework of or sanctioned by the MFA. Finally, it is examined how these measures affected an important individual MFA product at a low level of aggregation. This analysis is performed for shirts imported to West Germany.