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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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  • Benjamin Dachis, 2009. "A Clean Canada in a Dirty World: The Cost of Climate-Related Border Measures," e-briefs 90, C.D. Howe Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:90
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    1. Meera Fickling & Jeffrey J. Schott, 2011. "NAFTA and Climate Change," Peterson Institute Press: All Books, Peterson Institute for International Economics, number 4365.
    2. 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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    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.
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    6. 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.
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • Q38 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy (includes OPEC Policy)
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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