Author: Robert Francis

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MEPs sharpen up their positions on the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism

In today’s first public exchange of views in the European Parliament on the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment measure, MEPs raised issues related to competitiveness and jobs, the timeline for phasing out free allocation of emissions, the sectors covered by the proposal, and export rebates.

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Commission: CBAM “fully in line with international trade rules”

The European Commission says its proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism complies with the World Trade Organization rule-book. The proposed regulation obliges EU importers of cement, electricity, fertilisers, iron & steel, and aluminium from third countries to purchase annual emission allowances. Their cost will depend on the degree of emissions embedded …

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James Bacchus: The WTO simply must prove that it can do something, not just talk

James Bacchus spoke with Rob Francis about the European Union’s carbon border adjustment mechanism, trade in medicines and medical products, how the Biden Administration is progressing on trade policy – and the World Trade Organization in all this.