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International Trade of Secondhand Goods

Flow of Secondhand Goods, Actors and Environmental Impact

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Considers the socio-economic and environmental impact

  • Explores policies and regulations on the secondhand goods trade

  • Presents country case studies to illustrate examples

Part of the book series: IDE-JETRO Series (IDE)

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About this book

This book demonstrates the flow of the international trade of secondhand goods and examines the socio-economic background and mechanisms of the trade. It highlights the actors involved in the trade of secondhand goods and how traditionally secondhand good have largely been traded through social or ethnic networks in order to effectively transfer quality and market information. The development of information technology and emergence of new information platforms have changed these business models. The policies and regulations relating to the trade of secondhand goods are explored, alongside the negative impact of these trades, and the growing awareness of the circular economy. This book illustrates how importing countries as well as international institutions have developed regulations in order to balance these two issues. It will relevant to students and economists interested in development economics and economics geography.

Michikazu Kojima is Senior Economist at the Economic Research Center for ASEAN and East Asia, and Senior Research Fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan.

Shozo Sakata is Senior Research Fellow at the Bangkok Research Center, IDEJETRO, Japan.

Keywords

  • International trade of secondhand goods
  • circular economy
  • secondhand agricultural machines
  • exports from Japan
  • imported used trains in Indonesia
  • used-automobile industries
  • African traders
  • Product Re-use
  • secondhand household appliances

Editors and Affiliations

  • Inter-Disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba, Japan

    Michikazu Kojima

  • Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba, Japan

    Shozo Sakata

About the editors

Michikazu Kojima is Senior Economist at the Economic Research Center for ASEAN and East Asia, and Senior Research Fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan.

Shozo Sakata is Senior Research Fellow at the Bangkok Research Center, IDEJETRO, Japan.

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Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-55579-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You will be able to pre-order it soon.