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Border tax could cut emissions, says NZ economist

Friday 21 Oct 16 9:00am

Imported products such as rice could be liable to a carbon tax.
THE US, China and the European Union should bring in border taxes on carbon emissions contained in imported products not already taxed in their countries of origin, according to a former New Zealand cabinet minister.

It would mean that if China, for example, includes rice in its emissions trading scheme, any rice it then imports − and which had not been subject to an emissions tax in its country of origin − would incur a border carbon tax.

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