How environmental policy can affect polluters’ exports | Duke Kunshan University

How environmental policy can affect polluters’ exports

Stringent water pollution regulations in China not only can help improve the environment but also significantly affect the decisions polluting companies make regarding their exports, including types of products and destinations, depending on the trade mode, economist Jingbo Cui and colleagues found in a study published in China Economic Review. They discovered that tightened standards have led to some “dirty firms” switching to less-polluting products.