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Published Date: Oct 1, 2004

The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing: Potential Effects on Gender Equality in Pakistan(W-95)

Karin Astrid Siegmann



government has realized that the textile and clothing sector is one sector that
offers good prospects for diversification away from traditional commodity
exports, for entry into the area of manufacturers, for absorption of large
pools of manpower, for crossing the big divide between the rural and urban
sectors, for poverty alleviation, and for gender empowerment.” (Ministry of
Finance, 2003, emphasis added)

In 2005,
the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) will give way to more liberalised
global trade in textiles and clothing (T&C). The T&C industry is Pakistan’s
major export engine. It also is a major employer of female workers. In the
context of the social seclusion of women in Pakistan, the strong representation
of women in the T&C industry makes the ATC implementation a gender equality

So far,
the labour market implications of the change in the trade regime in general and
its effects on gendered access to employment, in particular, have been
neglected completely. The paper highlights the potential impact of the phase
out of the textile quota regime on gendered employment in Pakistan.