The Costs and Benefits of Compliance with International Environmental Standards

The Costs and Benefits of Compliance with International Environmental Standards

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  • Wednesday | 10 Sep, 2003
  • Mahmood A. Khwaja, Shahrukh Rafi Khan, Shaheen Rafi Khan, Mahvash Saeed Qureshi
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Shaheen Rafi Khan, Mahvash Saeed Qureshi, Shahrukh Rafi Khan and Mahmood A. Khwaja 2003 Abstract The research quantifies the micro level costs and benefits associated with compliance with international environmental standards, assesses the role of the public and private sectors in implementing pollution mitigation measures and identifies existing gaps. Our analysis confirms the win-win premise that both efficiency and environmental gains result from compliance with international environmental standards (in both the leather and the textile sectors). A combination of importer specifications and efficiency gains ensure compliance within the universe of exporters. .At the same time, certain grey areas relating to transparency and accountability needed to be explored further.