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FY 2013/2014 Research Topic: B-404
IDE-JETRO/UNIDO COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT “Asian Trade Standards Compliance Report: Analysis of Border Rejection Data in Developed Markets”


This research will examine the trade standards compliance capacities of East Asian countries. In the markets of developed countries, there are growing concerns on the environmental and health impacts of various materials used in products. Subsequently, shipments of agriculture and food from developing countries are frequently denied entry into developed countries, resulting in missed export opportunities for developing countries. Similar to manufactured goods, production networks have developed in agriculture and food products. Compliance with trade standards requires efforts throughout the supply chain. This study will look at border rejection issues throughout supply chains.


April 2013 - March 2014

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] NABESHIMA Kaoru
[ Co-researchers ] MICHIDA Etsuyo
OTSUKI Tsunehiro (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)
(Lecturer, Division of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Vu Hoang Nam (Professor, Foreign Trade University)


  • First Year: Interim Report