onsdag 5 september 2007

Trade tariffs against cleantech

The European Commission has extended the European import duties on efficient light bulbs. The tariffs are supposed to protect European light bulb producers from their Chinese counter parts. This is problematic from a cleantech trade point of view. It means higher prices for consumers and less incentives to improve domestic and commercial building energy efficiency in Europe. Further on, it is a hinder for the development of the environmental technology industries in emerging economies.

However, perhaps could European LED and OLED lighting producers benefit from this?

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