Discussion Papers

No.452 Role of Laboratories for Adapting Product-related Environmental Regulations(PRERs)

by Chen Sau Soon, Mohd Helme bin Mohd Helan, Zanariah Ujang, Etsuyo Michida and Kaoru Nabeshima

March 2014


This paper examines how a country which has been successful in creating agglomeration of a manufacturing industry has faced various types of product-related environmental regulations. Then the paper shows how the government and testing laboratory have taken measures to adapt to PRERs overseas in response to the needs by firms affected by regulations. In reaction to the introductions of PRERs overseas, Malaysia also has introduced equivalent policies domestically, proving that PRERs have spread to Malaysia.

Keywords: environmental policy, trade and the environment
JEL classification: F18, O2

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