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EU External Trade: Carbon Emissions

Treasury written question – answered on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the EU's proposed carbon border tax.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The European Commission has yet to make a concrete proposal for a carbon border adjustment mechanism, but the Government is following the EU’s debate on possible designs with interest.

The overall destination of Net Zero by 2050 is shared by the UK, and the Government will continue to work with the EU to secure ambitious climate objectives.

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