Carbon-related Border Adjustment and WTO Law

Holzer, Kateryna (2014). Carbon-related Border Adjustment and WTO Law. Cheltenham, UK + Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar

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By expounding the legal foundations of border tax adjustments in international trade regulation, this book lays out the scope and limitations within which border carbon adjustments need to operate. The author examines the extent to which countries can lawfully impose border adjustment measures in relation to the carbon footprint of products on importation and exportation. In doing so, she provides a thorough analysis of the provisions of the WTO Agreement applicable to border carbon adjustments, offers a comprehensive review of relevant case law and engages with the extensive literature on the subject. Given the probability of conflict with non-discrimination rules of the GATT and uncertainty over justification of different designs of carbon-related border adjustment schemes under the exceptions of GATT Article XX, the book argues for a negotiated solution and discusses the possibility of the use of border carbon adjustments under preferential trade agreements.

Item Type:

Book (Monograph)


02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > NCCR International Trade Regulation

UniBE Contributor:

Holzer, Kateryna


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation




Edward Elgar


[110] Curt Rommel Stiftung




Kateryna Holzer

Date Deposited:

23 Jul 2014 14:53

Last Modified:

31 May 2017 08:43


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