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OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Limits on Formaldehyde in Textiles

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This chapter examines the effects of regulations, first established by Japan some three decades ago, restricting the formaldehyde content in textiles. Similar restrictions have since been implemented in other developed countries. The study shows that developingcountry exporters are often unaware of such restrictions, a fact that may lead to denial of market access. Efforts now are being made to disseminate information about the regulations, notably in the Philippines.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2006


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