Environmental Requirements and Market Access
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Environmental Requirements and Market Access

Investigating over twenty cases where exports from developing countries faced new environmental requirements, this OECD report examines how environmental requirements can be trade barriers for developing countries. These case studies, covering a diverse number of products and exporting countries, trace a number of environmental regulations, standards and labelling schemes, from conception through implementation. In so doing, they highlight the difference that sensitivity to potential trade effects can make when designing environmental regulations and standards. They also show that timely technical assistance has played a crucial role in helping exporters from developing countries adjust to new environmental requirements without suffering adverse trade effects.

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Publication Date :
28 Nov 2005
DOI :
10.1787/9789264013742-en
 
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Limits on Chemical Residues in Leather Goods You do not have access to this content

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OECD
Pages :
77–85
DOI :
10.1787/9789264013742-7-en

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In the light of limits placed on chemical residues in leather and leather products, this chapter looks at how various limits imposed by importing countries has affected leather exporters, particularly in the least-developed countries. It draws attention to the importance of diffusion of relevant information and the beneficial effects of new regulations on the environment and worker’s health in developing countries.
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