International Trade of Secondhand Goods: Flow of Secondhand Goods, Actors and Environmental Impact – IDE-JETRO Series (Hardback) Michikazu Kojima (editor), Shozo Sakata (editor)
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.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 250
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2021