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Old 11-17-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default The hidden cost of trade: Invasive species as a trade “externality”

The hidden cost of trade: Invasive species as a trade “externality”
by Faith Campbell
Bridges Trade BioRes Review • Volume 5 • Number 3 • November 2011

ICTSD • The hidden cost of trade: Invasive species as a trade ?externality?
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Importation of invasive species is an intrinsic risk of international trade.[1] As trade volumes rise, so do introductions. Preventing introductions is widely recognised as preferable to responding after they occur. Prevention measures require exporters and importers, as well as national governments and trade-promoting and managing entities such as the World Trade Organization, to implement steps aimed at ensuring that the exchange of goods is not accompanied by the dispersal of damaging organisms…
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