Title

Trade reforms and the survival of the textiles, clothing and footwear industries in Australia

RIS ID

24358

Publication Details

Jayanthakumaran, K. (2008). Trade reforms and the survival of the textiles, clothing and footwear industries in Australia. In C. Harvie & B. C. Lee (Eds.), Small and medium sized enterprises in East Asia : sectoral and regional dimensions (pp. 332-346). United kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Abstract

This paper documents the effects of trade reforms on the performance of Textiles Clothing and Footwear (TCF) industries in Australia over the period 1992-1997. Results indicate some preliminary improvements in performance in the TCF industries after trade liberalisation. The productivity gains of Small and Medium Industries (SMEs) have not been translated into export gains. The export behaviour of SMEs needs to be focused in order to improve export performance of TCF activities.

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