Environmental Issues

Total 18 Posts

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 as the

U.S. Senators' "Pollution Fee" Bill Targets China

Last week, two Republican U.S. Senators introduced a bill that targets China, Russia, and other countries whose manufacturing and natural resource processing involve relatively high carbon emissions.

U.S. Commerce Department Considering AD/CVD Rule Changes for Inaction on IP, Labor, Environment, Human Rights

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced proposed rule changes that would take into account "inaction" by foreign governments in a number of policy areas as part of the calculation of anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

China and Germany Sign Deals on Energy, Environment and Other Issues

During Chinese Premier Li Qiang's visit to Germany this week, the two sides agreed to collaborate on energy and environment, food security and debt issues. While both sides sent positive signals for continued economic engagement, they also used the opportunity to express concerns over the other sides' practices.

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 begin multilateral

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Chinese Fishing Fleets for Rights Abuses

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it would sanction certain Chinese distant water fishing fleets for various abuses, including their labor and environmental practices.

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 plan, which
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