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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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Environmental Border Tax Adjustments and International Trade Law: Fostering Environmental Protection

ISBN13: 9781786435507
Published: October 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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This timely book brings clarity to the debate on the new legal phenomenon of environmental border tax adjustments. It will help form a better understanding of the role and limits these taxes have on environmental policies in combating global environmental challenges, such as climate change. The book is structured around three main topics: the rationale, the tax design and the legal framework of environmental border tax adjustments.

This three-fold analysis gives an overview of the legal issues that should be considered before the adoption of environmental border taxes, including carbon tax adjustments. Alice Pirlot's critical approach to the arguments surrounding traditional and environmental border tax adjustments allows for detailed legal analysis going beyond the question of their compatibility with WTO law, whilst also reviewing the economic argument.

This book will prove to be essential reading for legal scholars and professionals alike, as well as benefitting environmental NGOs, stakeholders in energy-intensive industries and policymakers looking for in-depth insight into environmental border tax adjustments.

Environmental Law, International Trade, Taxation

PART I From economic to environmental objectives: Looking back at the rationale of traditional BTAs and looking ahead to new paradigms
1. History and theoretical foundation of traditional BTAs
2. History and theoretical foundation of environmental BTAs

Part II From traditional consumption taxes to innovative environmental BTAs: An analysis of their tax design
3. Tax design of traditional BTAs
4. Tax design of environmental BTAs

Part III From old legal debates to brand new legal issues: An assessment of the compatibility of traditional and environmental BTAs under WTO law (and beyond)
5. Legal framework of traditional BTAs
6. Legal framework of environmental BTAs