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Week in Brussels: Germany set for CETA, CBAM controversy, Pakistan, Kazakhstan

It’s been another big week in EU trade. The European Parliament has now a position on carbon border adjustment, and climate and labour conditionality in free trade agreements is about to get much much tougher. But there are even more big news – as seen below. By Rob Francis and …

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European Parliament endorses export rebates in carbon border adjustment vote

The European Parliament today voted to continue to grant free allocation of CO2 emission allowances to exports from sectors within the scope of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism. The rebates would apply to exports destined for third countries without a carbon pricing mechanism.