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Impact of product-related environmental regulations in Asia : descriptive statistics from a survey of firms in Vietnam

  • Michida, Etsuyo
  • Nabeshima, Kaoru
  • Ueki, Yasushi

This paper summarizes the main results of a unique firm survey conducted in Vietnam in 2011 on product-related environmental regulations (PRERs). The results of this survey are compared with the results of a corresponding survey of firms in Penang, Malaysia (Michida, et al. 2014b). The major findings are as follows. First, adaptation to PRERs involves changes in input procurement and results in market diversification, which potentially alters the structure of supply chains. This finding is consistent with the Malaysian survey result. Second, connections to global supply chains are key to compliance, but this requires firms to meet more stringent customer requirements. Third, government policy can play an important role in assisting firms to comply with PRERs.

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Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 466.

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Date of creation: Mar 2014
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Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 466. 2014.3
Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper466
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