EU should eliminate tariffs on low-carbon aluminium, En+ Group chair says

Tariffs on low-carbon aluminium imports into the European Union should be eliminated to help power the region’s Covid-19 recovery package and climate transition strategy, according to the chairman of En+ Group.

Warning against the widespread use of high-carbon metals, Lord Gregory Barker said the removal of tariffs would be an urgent measure that can help European manufacturers grow a global market lead in the production of green goods and products at a time of increasing consumer demand for an improved environmental footprint.

He also called for the creation of separate customs codes for low-carbon primary aluminium, which would in turn help to prevent carbon leakage and promote decarbonization of the aluminium industry...

Published

Andrea Hotter

July 01, 2020

22:54 GMT

New York