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A Clean Canada in a Dirty World: The Cost of Climate-Related Border Measures

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  • Benjamin Dachis

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

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As the federal government weighs policy options for reducing greenhouse gases, the question arises as to how to treat imported goods from countries with less stringent emission targets. One policy option is to impose a “carbon tariff” on imported goods from those countries.

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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 90.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2009
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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, December 2009
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:90

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Keywords: economic growth and innovation; carbon tarriff; greenhouse gas reduction; WTO;

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  1. Chris Bataille & Benjamin Dachis & Nic Rivers, 2009. "Pricing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The Impact on Canada's Competitiveness," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 280, February.
  2. Gary Clyde Hufbauer & Carol Gabyzon, 1996. "Fundamental Tax Reform and Border Tax Adjustments," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number pa43, July.
  3. Meera Fickling & Jeffrey J. Schott, 2011. "NAFTA and Climate Change," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 4365, July.
  4. Roland Ismer & Karsten Neuhoff, 2007. "Border tax adjustment: a feasible way to support stringent emission trading," European Journal of Law and Economics, Springer, vol. 24(2), pages 137-164, October.
  5. Gary Clyde Hufbauer & Steve Charnovitz & Jisun Kim, 2009. "Global Warming and the World Trading System," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 4280, July.
  6. Fischer, Carolyn & Fox, Alan K., 2009. "Comparing Policies to Combat Emissions Leakage: Border Tax Adjustments versus Rebates," Discussion Papers dp-09-02, Resources For the Future.
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