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Prospects of Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia by Gordhan Saini

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Non-tariff measures and their impact: India’s textiles and clothing exports

Gordhan K. Saini

Abstract:

This chapter gives some important indicators of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in India’s textiles and clothing exports. It identifies major trading partners and Harmonized System codes at six-digit level to study the impact of NTMs in this sector. First, using count measures (frequency and coverage ratios), the chapter suggests that more than 60 per cent of export value has been affected by NTMs in major export partners such as the USA, EU25 and Canada at various times. Second, it calculates ad valorem equivalents of NTMs using price differential methods, which are then imposed in the SMART model under the partial-equilibrium framework to ...

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