Trade-Related International Regulatory Co-operation: A Theoretical Framework

December 20, 2016

This report provides a conceptual foundation for the analysis of international regulatory co-operation (IRC) and its potential benefits through reduced trade costs. Different forms of IRC aiming to reduce specification, conformity assessment and information costs – which can arise from regulatory heterogeneity, costly conformity assessment procedures and insufficient regulatory transparency – are addressed.

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Topics: REGULATION TRADE COST INFORMATION COSTS

Authors: MARTIN VON LAMPE KOEN DECONINCK VÉRONIQUE BASTIEN

Publishing Institution: ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

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