Case Code : CLIBE033
Publication date : 2005
Subject : Business Environment
Length : 03 Pages
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The caselet discusses the hazards of increasing industrial wastes and the need to curb global environmental pollution levels. It pays special attention to the increasing pollution levels along the US-Mexican border caused by the concentration of industries just inside the border (Maquiladora) in Mexico and the negligent enforcement of environmental laws. It also focuses on the Basel Convention, which is aimed at reducing the risks posed to human health and the environment due to improper management of wastes and pollutants.
Questions for Discussion:
1. Suggest some measures that can be taken by countries with common borders like the US and Mexico to combat environmental pollution problems that arise due to their economic interaction.
2. Do you consider the Basel Convention as a step in the right direction to tackle the environment pollution? Justify.
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Maquiladora program, Inter-country agreements, waste export agreement, Basel Convention, Waste Export Control Act.
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