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Non-European airlines to be exempt from emissions taxes
Article Type: News From: International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Volume 4, Issue 1
The possibility of exempting jetliners from outside the European Union from the emissions trading system will “always be there, assuming the country implements a domestic plan to cut greenhouse gases. The EUs cap-and-trade system, the worlds largest, will expand next year to cover flights serving EU airports, a decision that the Chinese Government contests. The European legislation offers the option to exclude incoming flights from a non-EU country if the nation implements “equivalent measures to cut emissions from aviation.
A potential exemption would be decided in the so-called comitology procedure, which requires approval from representatives of EU member states in the Climate Change Committee. A possible decision would then be subject to a three-month scrutiny by the European Parliament and national governments, before being considered further.