Rivoli Questions Ch. 9
1. How does the seam in the toes of your sock demonstrate that the US apparel industry continues to be protected even while global trade is liberalized.
2. Explain how the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 created a trade war between Pakistan and the US's "alphabet army". Who won? Use these terms in your explanation: quota, Bush, Wal-Mart.
3. How did DeMint's victory suggest that the decades of textile industry protection were almost over?
4. During the past 40 years of trade negotiations what has happened to tariffs on trade between rich countries?
5. During the past 40 years of trade negotiations what has happened to tariffs on products exported from poor countries to rich countries? Why?
6. Which "major cost-competitive exporters" have been constrained by MFA?
7. How do major retailers plan to change the geography of the apparel industry after the MFA expires?
8. How does Figure 9.1 demonstrate the dramatic changes that occurred in apparel manufacture when some of the apparel quotas were removed? Also, use the Esquel example to explain this change.
9. Compare projected textile and apparel industry job losses in the US with the countries in the developing world. Which countries and workers will be worse off?
10. Explain how the information in Figure 9.2 is related to question #9?
11. How might Cambodia successfully compete with China? Use the terms "socially responsible" and premium in your answer.
12. How was the "Istanbul Declaration" evidence that Auggie had support beyond the Carolinas?
13. Why were the CIA and NSA interested in the fate of the MFA?