Tag Archives: border adjustment

Flying bind

Qantas—the air­line that will soon call Sin­ga­pore home (?)—says con­sumers will foot the entire bill for the un-com­pen­sat­ed tax on avi­a­tion fuel. The air­line has a bet­ter chance to off­set the oth­er threat it faces from a Euro­pean air­lines tax. The Euro­pean emis­sions per­mit mar­ket is today offer­ing a tonne of car­bon at a lit­tle […]

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 […]