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Role of supply chains in adopting product related environmental regulations : case studies of Vietnam

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  • Michida, Etsuyo
  • Nabeshima, Kaoru

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This paper shows some findings how product related environmental regulations, especially those that relate to management of chemical substances affect firms in Asia. Interviews were conducted for some firms in Vietnam that are part of global supply chains of electrical and electronic, furniture, and plastic industries. The global supply chains with MNC lead firms have helped local firms in developing countries to adopt technical PRERs overseas. On the other hand, indigenous firms that do not belong to global value chains might face hurdles to keep exporting to the regulated markets. PRERs could become a barrier for firms that attempt to the regulated markets without supports by MNC lead firms.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 343.

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Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 343. 2012.3
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper343

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Keywords: Vietnam; Environmental problems; International trade; Chemical industry; Economic development; Environment; Chemicals; Regulations; Firms; Trade;

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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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