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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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Renewing the MFA, Again and Again

Renewing the MFA, Again and Again

(p.105) Chapter Ten Renewing the MFA, Again and Again
Protecting Free Trade

Lawrence W. R. Mills

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines repeated renewals and extensions of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement – a system that was originally intended to be only temporary. The author describes his experiences as Hong Kong’s chief trade negotiator in the late 1970s, and the tactics used in international trade negotiations. Several examples and interesting anecdotes are given.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, Free trade, Multi-Fibre Arrangement, Protectionism, Textiles, Garments, Exports, Trade negotiations, Chief trade negotiator

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