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FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: B-1-07
Product Related Environmental Regulations and Trade


Environmental and health related regulations for products, or product-related environmental regulations (PRERs), imposed by developed countries have raised concern among exporting countries. If exported products do not satisfy these regulatory requirements, they cannot be placed on the regulated markets, resulting in potential technical barriers to trade. While PRERs have tended to become more demanding and have a wider variety, concerns are more prevalent among developing countries where a lack of capital or technical capacity to meet the PRERs is observed. This project examines the governments’ and firms' PRERs adoption strategy within green supply chain management in Asia.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] MICHIDA Etsuyo
[ Co-researchers ] NABESHIMA Kaoru
[ Co-researchers ] UEKI Yasushi
[ Co-researchers ] ARIMURA Toshi (Professor, Waseda University)
[ Co-researchers ] OTSUKI Tsunehiro (Professor, Osaka University)
[ Co-researchers ] HONDA Keiichiro (Lecturer, Prefectural University of Kumamoto)
[ Co-researchers ] IGUCHI Hakaru (Assistant Professor, Atomi Womens’ University)


  • First Year:Interim Report
  • Second Year:Development Perspective Series (DPS)