Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism – EU border levy to prevent carbon leakage

As part of the ‘Fit for 55 package’ that was published on 14 July 2021 by the European Commission, a proposal for a European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (‘CBAM’) was released. The CBAM will be a levy on the importation of certain goods (i.e. cement, iron and steel, aluminium, electricity, and fertilisers). It is envisaged that the CBAM will enter into force as per 2023, whereby a transition period will apply between 2023 and 2026.

Source PwC NL



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