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The European Union confirms its intention to introduce a border tax on carbon emissions

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The EU is confident that the issues of reducing greenhouse gas emissions are cross-border and intend to stimulate importers to switch to green technologies.

The European Union confirms its intention to introduce a border tax on carbon emissions

A cross-border levy on carbon-intensive imports into the European Union (EU) will be introduced in one form or another, European Commission Vice President for Energy Klaus-Dieter Borchardt said on October 13.

Borchardt confirmed in an interview broadcast to an online audience at the Flame virtual conference that such a mechanism is being formulated, but its exact structure has not yet been agreed upon.

“Something like a carbon boundary adjustment mechanism will be created,” Borchard said. “We are still trying to find a way to create such a mechanism that is compatible with the WTO. We have different ideas. ”

In an interview, Borchardt reiterated that the creation of such a mechanism will be implemented thanks to the willful decision of the current EU president.

The steel industry will be the first on the list of carbon-intensive industries. The European Commission initially plans to focus on the largest commercial sources of emissions.

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