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Border Carbon Adjustments: What Risk for South African Exporters?

By Aaron Cosbey, Peter Wooders on August 30, 2011

This policy brief, based on a longer analysis prepared by the IISD for South African Renewable Initiative, estimates the costs that would be borne by South African exporters in various sectors if the U.S. and/or the EU implemented border carbon adjustment (BCA) policies.

Using plausible assumptions about the characteristics of any eventual BCA scheme, it identifies the vulnerable sectors, and shows what costs each would bear assuming current production methods and trade flows. It ends by speculating about the ways in which South African exporters might avoid such charges, should BCA ever be implemented.

Report details

Topic
Trade
Region
South Africa
Focus area
Economies
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2011