CO2 tax at Europe’s border: Revolution or protectionism?
18 December 2022 | 2:30 pm
The EU is picking up speed with climate protection regulations. For imports from abroad, a carbon tax will soon be introduced. But poorer countries could be unfairly disadvantaged by this.
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