Environmental Requirements and Market Access

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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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Limits on Aromatic Amines in Textiles Coloured with Azo Dyes

This chapter looks at the effects of bans of certain dye agents, collectively called azo dyes, on shifts in the production of such substances and on the measures taken by the developing countries that are the major producers and users of such dyes in order to achieve compliance with the import tolerances imposed, notably in Europe, and how they became aware of and responded to the European legislation.

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