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The policy impact of product-related environmental regulations in Asia

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  • Michida, Etsuyo

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This paper focuses on EU chemical regulations, RoHS and REACH, and shows these EU regulations have driven Asian countries to introduce regulations that are similar yet modified versions to the EU regulations. Asia as the world manufacturing center has extensive production networks where parts and components of a final good are traded across borders. We discuss how product-related environmental regulations could impact on firms' activities then show that if Asian countries with complex supply chains introduce different product related chemical regulations without coordinating with neighboring countries, it could work as trade barrier for manufacturing activities in the region.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 451.

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Date of creation: Mar 2014
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 451. 2014.3
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper451

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Keywords: Asia; Europe; Environmental protection; Manufacturing industries; Industrial standards; Environmental policy; International trade; PRERs (product-related environmental regulations); Trade; RoHS; REACH;

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  1. Michida, Etsuyo & Nabeshima, Kaoru, 2012. "Role of supply chains in adopting product related environmental regulations : case studies of Vietnam," IDE Discussion Papers 343, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  2. Honda, Keiichiro, 2012. "The effect of EU environmental regulation on international trade : restriction of hazardous substance as a trade barrier," IDE Discussion Papers 341, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  3. Ramungul, Nudjarin & Michida, Etsuyo & Nabeshima, Kaoru, 2013. "Impact of product-related environmental regulations / voluntary requirements on Thai firms," IDE Discussion Papers 383, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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