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Role of laboratories for adapting product-related environmental regulations (PRERs)

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  • Chen, Sau Soon
  • Mohd, Helme bin Mohd Helan
  • Zanariah, Ujang
  • Michida, Etsuyo
  • Nabeshima, Kaoru

Abstract

This paper examines how a country which has been successful in creating agglomeration of a manufacturing industry has faced various types of product-related environmental regulations. Then the paper shows how the government and testing laboratory have taken measures to adapt to PRERs overseas in response to the needs by firms affected by regulations. In reaction to the introductions of PRERs overseas, Malaysia also has introduced equivalent policies domestically, proving that PRERs have spread to Malaysia.

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  • Chen, Sau Soon & Mohd, Helme bin Mohd Helan & Zanariah, Ujang & Michida, Etsuyo & Nabeshima, Kaoru, 2014. "Role of laboratories for adapting product-related environmental regulations (PRERs)," IDE Discussion Papers 452, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper452
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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. 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).
    3. 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).
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    1. Michida, Etsuyo & Nabeshima, Kaoru & Ueki, Yasushi, 2014. "Impact of product-related environmental regulations in Asia : descriptive statistics from a survey of firms in Vietnam," IDE Discussion Papers 466, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
    2. Michida, Etsuyo & Ueki, Yasushi & Nabeshima, Kaoru, 2014. "Impact on Asian firms of product-related environmental regulations through global supply chains : a study of firms in Malaysia," IDE Discussion Papers 453, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).

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    Keywords

    Malaysia; Environmental policy; Industrial standards; Manufacturing industries; International trade; Trade and the environment; PRERs (product-related environmental regulations); RoHS; REACH;

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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