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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-05
Product Related Environmental Regulations and Trade


Environmental and health related regulations for products and product-related environmental regulations (PRERs) imposed by developed countries have raised concern among exporting countries. If the exported products do not satisfy the regulatory requirements, the products cannot be sold in the regulated markets and firms might face technical barriers to trade. As the PRERs become more demanding and numerous, the concerns are increasingly prevalent among developing countries where there is an observable lack of capital or technical capacity to meet the PRERs. This project examines the government and firm-level PRER adoption strategy in green supply chain management in Asia.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] MICHIDA Etsuyo
[ Co-researchers ] NABESHIMA Kaoru (Associate Professor, Waseda University)
[ 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)
[ Co-researchers ] UEKI Yasushi
[ Co-researchers ] John HUMPHREY (Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies)
  • Development Perspective Series (DPS)