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How a green tariff could save the carbon price

Posted on 07 January 2014

Worried the carbon price is hurting industry and costing jobs? There’s a neat solution no one’s talking about – and it doesn’t involve axing the tax. Australia could levy a carbon tariff so domestic goods don’t suffer for being produced under a carbon price. The tariff could be levied on imports at the border, or rebated on exported goods.
That would mean if you paid for the pollution generated by a tonne of Australian steel, the same tax would be levied on a tonne of Chinese steel as it entered the country. It’s a level playing field and an incentive to others to price pollution………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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