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International Trade of Secondhand Goods(2017_2_40_017)


Developing countries import various secondhand goods, such as automobiles, home appliances, heavy machinery and clothes, and these items contribute to the economies of the importing countries. On the other hand, secondhand goods may undermine the production of new products or cause environmental damage by increasing waste. This study overviews the trade flow, trade volume, trade regulations and stakeholders in the flow of secondhand goods.


April 2017 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Kojima Michikazu
[ Co-researcher ] Sakata Shozo
[ Co-researcher ] Kawamura Koichi
[ Co-researcher ] Sasaki So (Associate Professor, Chuou University)
[ Co-researcher ] Fukuda Tomoko (Assistant Professor, Chiba University)
[ Co-researcher ] Ogawa Sayaka (Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University)
[ Co-researcher ] Asazuma Yutaka (Professor, Hokkai Gakuen University)

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