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Targeting the Environment

Exploring a New Trend in the EU’s Trade Defence Investigations

In recent years, the European Union's trade defence instruments (TDI) have increasingly been directed towards renewable energy sources, such as biodiesel, bioethanol, glass fibres, solar panels and solar glass. The TDI investigations on renewable energy sources affect import values which are among the highest of any of the EU's TDI measures. This provides an indication that there are considerable environmental values involved.

As a consequence of the new trend for the EU's TDI policy to target the environment, a new conflict has broken out between the EU's TDI policy and the EU's climate policy.

  • Titel: Targeting the EnvironmentExploring a New Trend in the EU’s Trade Defence Investigations
  • Utgiven: 2013
  • Språk: English
  • Format: Tryckt och PDF
  • Författare: Kommerskollegium
  • Antal sidor: 12
  • ISBN: 978-91-86575-65-6

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