Standards and APEC: An Action Agenda
Product standards and technical regulations are critical to industrial performance and global trade. Reform of national standards, testing, and product certification regimes represents an important new area for international debate. Government agreements to eliminate overlapping certification rules would significantly lower costs for business and consumers. Efforts to harmonize national regulatory systems could prove to be one of the most important parts of multilateral and regional trade talks into the 21st century. This study examines these issues in the context of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. The research centers on (1) analysis of multilateral efforts to reduce technical barriers to trade through the GATT, (2) a critical examination of efforts at standards policy reform through APEC, and (3) development of a concrete and practical set of recommendations to support APEC's goal of open trade in the region by 2020. The work will result in a unique and timely contribution to policy debate for use by industry, government, and academic experts.
|This book is provided by Peterson Institute for International Economics in its series Peterson Institute Press: All Books with number pa42 and published in 1995.|
|Note:||Policy Analyses in International Economics 42|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 1750 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC|
Web page: http://bookstore.piie.com/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:iie:ppress:pa42. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peterson Institute webmaster)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.