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Protecting Free TradeThe Hong Kong Paradox, 1947–97$
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Lawrence Mills

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789888083985

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.001.0001

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Quota Transfers

Quota Transfers

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(p.99) Chapter Nine Quota Transfers
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Protecting Free Trade
Author(s):

Lawrence W. R. Mills

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083985.003.0010

This chapter discusses the practice of distributing, and redistributing quotas for exports and manufactures in Hong Kong under the trade restraints. The chapter addresses criticisms of the system, in particular the practice of transferring quotas between companies. It concludes that, despite the criticisms, the system worked well and in Hong Kong’s overall economic interests.

Keywords:   Quota transfers, Hong Kong, Free Trade, Protectionism, Industry

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