Carbon Taxes/Tariffs

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WTO Committee Meeting Addresses Chinese Concerns on CBAM, Solar Panels, EV Tariff Issues

At the WTO Committee on Market Access meeting held on April 26-27, 2023, China raised issues related to the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), Indian restrictions on solar panels, and Türkiye's (formerly known as Turkey) discriminatory tariffs on electric vehicles.

China Continues Call for WTO Discussions of Carbon Border Adjustments

China has submitted a communication to the WTO on "policy issues for dedicated multilateral discussions on border carbon adjustment," in which it raises a wide range of questions about these measures that it believes should be discussed by WTO Members, putting out a challenge to WTO Members such

WTO Meeting Addresses Semiconductor Export Restrictions and Other China Trade Issues

At a WTO meeting that was held on Thursday and Friday, governments raised concerns with Chinese export restrictions on semiconductor input materials, and China raised issues of its own with U.S./Japanese/Dutch semiconductor export restrictions and the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Measure (CBAM).

China Comments on EU Trade Policies, Praising EU Leadership, Raising Concerns about CBAM

WTO trade policy reviews allow WTO Members to comment on and ask questions about the trade policies and practices of other Members. The fifteenth WTO review of the European Union is taking place on June 5 and 7. According to a Geneva trade official, China offered the following comments at

China Raises U.S. EV/Semiconductor Subsidies at WTO Meeting

At the November 2022 meeting of the WTO's Council for Trade in Goods, for which the minutes were recently circulated, several issues related to trade with China were raised for the first time (including U.S. subsidies on clean energy and semiconductors), and various other previously raised issues

China Proposes Multilateral Discussions on Trade Aspects/Implications of Environmental Measures

At the March 15 meeting of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE), China presented its proposal for "dedicated multilateral discussions on the trade aspects and implications of certain environmental measures." According to a Geneva-based trade official, China said at the meeting that it would like to

Report Suggests U.S./EU Considering Steel/Aluminum Tariffs on China, Others

A report from yesterday indicates that the Biden administration is pressing the European Union to agree to a plan that would impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, from China and elsewhere, if it has high carbon emissions and constitutes "non-market" production leading to overcapacity. Such a
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