MEPs moot steel import CO2 charge

MEPs have asked the European Commission to consider the possibility of imposing emissions trading obligations on the import of steel to the EU

MEPs have asked the European Commission to consider the possibility of imposing emissions trading obligations on the import of steel to the EU.

Emissions trading system (ETS) allowances could be required for imports to reduce the risk of carbon leakage of steel firms from the EU, according to a European Parliament resolution adopted this week.

MEPs also asked the Commission to reinstate a ‘high-level group on steel’ that was previously in place, to improve work on implementing the 2013 steel sector action plan.

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