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OECD Trade Policy Studies Environmental Requirements and Market Access: Adapting Turtle‐excluder Devices to Local Conditions

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This chapter discusses US technical standards for protecting sea turtles when fishing for shrimp. Exporters of shrimp to the United States must be certified as meeting the same environmental goals. Different local conditions meant that Costa Rica encountered difficulties in using the US device. The process of finding a solution acceptable to both is described.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: April 1, 2006

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