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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


10 questions on the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

20 June 2023

The EU has adopted a Regulation establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to deal with the long-standing problem of ‘carbon leakage’ that impedes the EU’s decarbonisation plans. It is part of the Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ initiative published in July 2021 that will help towards achieving the EU’s target for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 (against 1990 levels).

Here we answer 10 key questions about the new Regulation.

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