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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.

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CBAM vote postponed over Fit-for-55 package difficulties in plenary

The European Parliament’s rapporteur on the EU’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism Mohammed Chahim today announced that he would be postponing the vote on his report, which was due to be held in the institution’s plenary this afternoon. The move came shortly after MEPs in Strasbourg had dramatically rejected their …

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CBAM: European Parliament lead committee votes to expand product scope

The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted for the scope of the European Commission’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism to be enlarged and for the timeline for the phase-in of the scheme to be brought forward and shortened. MEPs in the lead committee in the dossier also voted to expand …

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Week in Brussels: South Africa hit by steel safeguard, CBAM and ETS, deforestation products

The latest in EU trade policy news: new restrictions on steel from South Africa and MEP calls to restrict more product trade linked to deforestation and give industries a free pass – at least for a time – as CBAM gets rolled out. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer.