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Climate Change and Trade: Taxing carbon at the border? CEPS Paperbacks. May 2010

Gros, Daniel and Egenhofer, Christian and Fujiwara, Noriko and Guerin, Selen Sarisoy and Georgiev, Anton (2010) Climate Change and Trade: Taxing carbon at the border? CEPS Paperbacks. May 2010. Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks . UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9789290798675

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    Abstract

    This study analyses the economic and political consequences of introducing a tax on the carbon content of imported goods at EU borders and whether such a tax would be compatible with WTO rules. The major findings are: 1. A CO2 border tax or import tariff would increase global welfare. 2. Such a carbon import tariff can be made to be compatible with WTO rules. 3. There are no insurmountable practical obstacles to introducing such a tariff. 4. The equity concerns of the UNFCCC could be taken into account by rebating the proceeds of the tariff to those countries manifestly unable to shoulder the burden themselves.

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    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > tax policy
    Other international institutions > GATT/WTO
    Other international institutions > UN
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
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    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Paperbacks
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 21:23
    Number of Pages: 120
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 21:23
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32645

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