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International Trade of Secondhand Goods: Flow of Secondhand Goods, Actors and Environmental Impact

Palgrave Macmillan

This book demonstrates the flow of the international trade of secondhand goods and examines the socio-economic background and mechanisms of the trade. It highlights the actors involved in the trade of secondhand goods and how traditionally secondhand good have largely been traded through social or ethnic networks in order to effectively transfer quality and market information. The development of information technology and emergence of new information platforms have changed these business models. The policies and regulations relating to the trade of secondhand goods are explored, alongside the negative impact of these trades, and the growing awareness of the circular economy. This book illustrates how importing countries as well as international institutions have developed regulations in order to balance these two issues. It will relevant to students and economists interested in development economics and economics geography.

■ International Trade of Secondhand Goods: Flow of Secondhand Goods, Actors and Environmental Impact
■ Edited by Michikazu Kojima and Shozo Sakata
■ 199pp
■ Published in 2021
■ ISBN978-3-030-55578-8

Contents

Issues and New Business Trends in the International Trade of Secondhand Goods/ Michikazu Kojima and Shozo Sakata

Economic Impact of Imported Secondhand Agricultural Machinery in Rural Vietnam/ Shozo Sakata

International Trade of Used Trains: The Case of Japanese Used Rolling Stock in Indonesia/ Koichi Kawamura

The Location Problem of International Trade in Used Auto Parts/ Yutaka Asazuma

Used Vehicles and Auto Parts Trade in New Zealand and Pacific Island Countries/ Tomoko Fukuda

An Informal Used-Car Trading System Between Hong Kong and East African Countries Using ICT/ Sayaka Ogawa

International Trade of Used and Retread Tires/ Michikazu Kojima

Controlling an Invisible Flow of Product Reuse: The Current State of International Reuse of Used Household Appliances in Thailand and Japan/ So Sasaki

Index