National Standards and International Trade
AbstractStandards and technical regulations which govern the admissibility of imported goods into an economy raise costs of exporters entering new markets, and may have a particularly high impact on firms seeking to export from developing countries. Yet standards may also have a positive side, such as certifying product quality and safety for the consumer. This paper analyzes potential conflicts of interest between consumers and firms in a developed and a developing country under different assumptions about the costs and benefits of standards imposed on tradable products by one or both of the countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Research Institute of Industrial Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 547.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jan 2001
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Technical Standards; Product Standards; Non-Tariff Barriers;
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- NEP-ALL-2001-02-27 (All new papers)
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