The E.U. and U.S. are to move
on environmental pollution in the world, ostensibly to protect the
environment. Critics allege that such moves are designed to
impose additional processing costs on the developing countries in
order to reduce their competitiveness, and thereby protect
employment in the E.U. and U.S. Notwithstanding these suspicions it is the case that increased
legislation is certain, and that these standards will eventually
have to be adopted by developing countries.