The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries

@article{Gereffi2010TheGA,
  title={The Global Apparel Value Chain, Trade and the Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries},
  author={Gary Gereffi and Stacey Frederick},
  journal={International Trade eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
This paper examines the impact of two crises on the global apparel value chain: the World Trade Organization phase-out of the quota system for textiles and apparel in 2005, which provided access for many poor and small export-oriented economies to the markets of industrialized countries, and the current economic recession that has lowered demand for apparel exports and led to massive unemployment across the industry’s supply chain. An overarching trend has been the process of global… 

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