Tag Archives: aviation

Border adjustment tax invites retaliation

I know of no deci­sion on whether the Aus­tralian gov­ern­ment will include a bor­der-adjust­­ment tax in it’s imple­men­ta­tion of a car­bon-emis­­sions tax. There seem to be dif­fer­ences in the Gillard cab­i­net over this point. But the report­ed Chi­nese reac­tion to the EU’s air­line tax is omi­nous. “Mr Enders [Chief Exec­u­tive of Air­bus] told Ms Hede­gaard […]

EU tax on airline CO2 emissions

The EU has been threat­en­ing since at least 2007 to impose an emis­sions tax on all air­lines land­ing in Europe. They’ve post­poned the tax at least once (to 2012) and may be forced by the strong oppo­si­tion of the inter­na­tion­al air­lines “club” (IATA) and for­eign governments—not to men­tion by the doubts of the EU Com­mis­sion […]