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The effect of EU environmental regulation on international trade : restriction of hazardous substance as a trade barrier

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  • Honda, Keiichiro

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In 2003 the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) was established in the EU, which limited the trade of machinery, electrical and electronic equipment that have at least one of the substances considered hazardous under RoHS directive. Since countries trading with the EU must comply with this new regulation, it is expected a decrease in value of imports to the EU. In this paper, it is followed the procedures used in Heckman (1979), as well as the extended procedure suggested by Helpman, Melitz, and Rubinstein (2008) to ascertain the effects on the persistence of trade and values of trade.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 341.

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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 341. 2012.3
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Keywords: Europe; Trade problem; International trade; Environmental protection; The RoHS directive; Harmonized standards; Gravity model; Intensive and extensive margin; Sample selection and firm heterogeneity;

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  1. Michida, Etsuyo, 2014. "The policy impact of product-related environmental regulations in Asia," IDE Discussion Papers 451, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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