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Meeting in Moscow over EU carbon tax

02-22-2012 20:33 BJT

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A Moscow meeting over the EU's controversial carbon tax on airlines drew to an end on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by delegates from more than 20 countries.

During the two-day meeting, countries including China, India, Russia, the US said the EU’s new policy would break the rules under the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation and that they are a trade barrier disguised as an environmental incentive.

The US has passed legislation against participating in the scheme and China has banned its airlines from taking part, saying it could initially cost its carriers 124 million dollars a year.

The tax requires all flights landing in or taking off from the EU to pay for carbon credits.

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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