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AuthorUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
TitleProfiting form Green Consumerism in Germany: Opportunities for Developing Countries in Three Sectors: Leather and Footwear, Textiles and Clothing, and Furniture
Imprint Geneva, United Nations. 1999
Descript vi, 66 p. : tables


The study analyses the greening of the demand side in Germany, including the environmental awareness and purchasing behavior. It also reviews the willingness-to-pay more for environmentally preferable products in the three sectors. The study then goes on to provide an overview of eco-labelling and environment-related standards and regulations in the three sectors in Germany. Furthermore, it describes the latest eco-trends in the three sectors on the supply and demand side and the cost effects related to such trends. In conclusion, the study reviews promising export strategies for developing countries. The study recommends that export-oriented firms in developing countries should pursue pro-active strategies on forming business partnerships with companies in Germany along the supply chain to improve the flow of information, skills and technology. [English only]

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