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Greenest Exporters; Slow to Go Green

Greenest Exporters Transatlantic duties on steel and aluminum were suspended in 2001 after the U.S. and EU agreed to pursue a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum. The arrangement would “use trade policy to confront the threats of climate change and global market distortions…” Although a carbon tax does not currently apply to food trade (just the EU’s deforestation policy), what will be impacted when policymakers go after the food trade?  USTR has asked the USITC to probe this question in terms of steel and aluminum and an analysis by The Breakthrough Institute provides a start on such analysis for food. Using data from UNFAO, it finds that on a per unit of output basis that the U.S. has the l...

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