Carbon tariff dispute in Copenhagen

“We will always oppose any practice of establishing trade barriers under the guise of protecting the global environment,” said Yu Qingtai, China’s climate change ambassador.

Reuters reports that “Carbon border tariffs -- fees on imports from countries perceived as weak on cutting emissions -- have long been denounced by China, but trade has not been a high profile issue at negotiations so far, even though any substantial deal would bring major economic shifts.”

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