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Compliance cost for business

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This key question deals with the potential impacts of a new policy on the fixed and variable cost structure of companies.

  • Adjustment Costs: on-off costs arising from reallocation of resources as a result of policy induced changes
  • Compliance Costs: direct costs arising from complying with a policy measure
  • Transaction Costs: incurred during the identification of the most appropriate compliance route

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Guiding Question

Will it impose additional adjustment, compliance or transaction costs on businesses?

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