The competitive factors of the Bangladeshi garment industry in the post-MFA era

  title={The competitive factors of the Bangladeshi garment industry in the post-MFA era},
  author={Md. Samsul Alam and Kaoru Natsuda},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'{\'e}tudes du d{\'e}veloppement},
  pages={316 - 336}
  • M. Alam, Kaoru Natsuda
  • Published 2 June 2016
  • Economics
  • Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement
ABSTRACT In recent years, Bangladesh has become the second-largest garment-exporting country in the world. This article examines the competitive factors of the Bangladeshi garment industry based on a survey of 70 firms in 2012. Although this industry has many impediments, three factors have significantly contributed to the increased export competitiveness of the industry: labour costs, technological developments and the country’s market access policy. This study also reveals that, while the… 
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