If the EU itself carries out measures aimed at reducing CO 2 emissions, it will not matter much on a global scale. “To protect against the influx of goods produced in countries where environmental restrictions do not apply, we need to introduce a carbon tax at the EU borders,” said Adam Guiburje-Chetvertynski, Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment at the EEC Trends conference. </P >
“This is just as important for the competitiveness of our economy. It is important that our efforts to reduce emissions do not lead to importing more emitted products instead of manufacturing in Europe. This is an element that we must take into account when assessing the effectiveness of our actions ... This is why we strongly support the introduction of a border carbon tax, which will take into account the carbon footprint of imported products, ”said Adam Guiburge-Chetvertynski.
He noted that the effect of this tax, if it is introduced, will largely depend on what climate policy will be implemented in other countries of the world.
This mechanism should take into account whether other countries have implemented similar climate policies as in the EU, and if so, the importer will have to pay a lower cross-border tax when importing products from that country.
“If one of our trading partners is pursuing policies similar to ours, these products will not necessarily be subject to border tax. This does not mean that this mechanism will not make sense for other trading partners, ”says Adam Gibourie-Chetvertynski.