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EU Holds Trade Talks with a View to Reducing Import Tariffs on Green Goods

Aaron Cosbey of the International Institute for Sustainable Development deplores the lack of criteria for determining which green goods could be added: whether “green goods” are those that are created in a green way (e.g. organic foods), or are those that in their use or disposal perform better than most substitutes (e.g., efficient refrigerators, wind turbines), or, indeed, if they are goods whose purpose is environmental protection (e.g., equipment for monitoring pollution).“

August 14, 2014