The Political Economy of Environmentally Related Taxes

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Based on experience in OECD countries, this book provides a comprehensive discussion of the effectiveness of environmentally related taxes, of recent research on the environmental and economic impacts of applying them, an on their potential for wider use. In particular, it looks at how to overcome obstacles to their implementation. It also discusses the environmental and economic effects of combining such taxes with other instruments for environmetal policy.

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The Sectoral Competitiveness Issue – Border Tax Adjustments

This chapter examines the extent to which the GATT/WTO rules permit the use of bordertax adjustments (BTAs) to address potential competitiveness issues arising from the implementation of environmentally related taxes. It addresses the extent to which inputs which are embedded or used in the production of goods, such as energy, are eligible for border tax adjustments.

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