Trade policy, standards, and development in Central America
AbstractAfter reviewing the current state of standards and trade in Central America, the authors suggest top priorities for reform from a trade policy perspective in a new and increasingly important area of public policy and development. They conclude that it makes sense to: a) take a regional rather than a national approach to setting up accreditation, testing, and metrology infrastructure - to share equipment, experts, and information to get more bang out of limited funding; b) promote regional bodies as venues for Central American countries to develop common positions in international discussions of the development of standards; c) regionalize information-gathering efforts and use information technology to disseminate that information rapidly; and d) push for a sunset clause in international standards developments, because standards have value only if adopted and used.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2576.
Date of creation: 31 Mar 2001
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Administrative&Regulatory Law; Environmental Economics&Policies; Labor Policies; Trade and Regional Integration; Health Economics&Finance;
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