Interested in this kind of news?
Receive them directly in your email box. Delivered once a week.
In this briefing T&E discusses the selection of goods for the EGA list, which was undertaken in secrecy and without a definition of an environmental good or selection criteria. T&E has identified around 120 items on the list of 650 goods for which we do not see any environmental justification for lowering tariffs. Examples include products containing asbestos, aviation engines, biodiesel and the equipment to burn the fuel. T&E argues that negotiations should open up and the assessment of what is an environmental good should be conducted by recognised experts in full transparency, on the basis of a widely accepted methodology.