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Memsahibs Women in Purdah

Japan to learn to live with bilateral discriminatory trading partnerships. From a developing country perspective this provides limited solace. Japan can and has learned only too well to live with the so- called discriminatory trading arrangements. As Kala Krishna in this book, and others such as Jan Tumlir, have argued, Japan has probably benefited enormously from quantitative restrictions on trade because this has allowed Japanese (and some US) producers to form credible cartels. Japanese investment in product design has grown rapidly and they have also used the restrictions to move into high value products. The question for many developing countries is whether they will be able to respond similarly to fixed quantity trading if it becomes more widespread.

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