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Implications of the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement under WTO law

  • 16/06/2017
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As a result of President Donald Trump's announcement on 1 June 2017 of the US’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, policymakers from other countries now consider imposing a carbon tariff on US goods.

This Memorandum looks into the legality under World Trade Organisation law of several of the trade policy instruments that could be employed by parties to the Paris Agreement in order to respond to the US’ decision.

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