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The Caribbean Clothing Industry: The US and Far East Connections

Published in October 1988

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PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
Chapter 1: Introduction
Summary
PART 2: THE US MARKET
Chapter 2: The US apparel industry
Profile
Investment
Employment
Wage levels and productivity
Meeting market requirements
Chapter 3: Apparel market trends
Supply to US market
Import penetration
The mid-1980s import surge
Import sources
The Tigers muzzled
Chapter 4: Textile trade policy
Policy considerations
The policy outcome
Chapter 5: The international framework
Influence of the USA
The Multi-Fibre Arrangement
Chapter 6: Regulatory instruments
Fiscal protection
Quantitative controls
Chapter 7: Policy implementation
Bilateral trade agreements
Administration
Chapter 8: The effectiveness of US policy
Objectives and achievement
Areas of weakness
Chapter 9: Promoting developing country exports
TSUSA 807
807 and the US industry
807 and developing country exports
Growth of 807 trade
Chapter 10: The Caribbean source
The Caribbean as a special case
The CBI Textile Program
Chapter 11: Alternatives to apparel trade policy
The US industry lobby
Protectionist measures in Congress
The lobby and the Caribbean
PART 3: THE CARIBBEAN SUPPLIERS
Chapter 12: Introduction
Overview of Caribbean exports to the USA
Structural adjustment
Chapter 13: The Dominican Republic
Industry structure
Institutional arrangements
International competitiveness
Overseas investment
Export performance
Chapter 14: Haiti
Industry profile
Institutional arrangements
International competitiveness
Overseas investment
Export performance
Chapter 15: Costa Rica
Industry structure
Institutional arrangements
International competitiveness
Overseas investment in apparel
Export performance
Chapter 16: Jamaica
Industry structure
Institutional arrangements
International competitiveness
Foreign investment
Export performance
Chapter 17: Comparative assessment
The Caribbean compared with other locations
The Caribbean producers
Chapter 18: Future prospects
The US market
Other markets
Other Caribbean producers
APPENDICES
Appendix A:
Subsidies and incentives in major apparel exporting countries
Appendix B:
US imports of restricted categories from China, 1986-88
Appendix C:
Other CBI textile trade agreements
Appendix D:
South Korean offshore apparel plant in the Caribbean, 1987