IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 211, Level 2

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Carbon border levies: impact on supply chains and compliance with international trade rules
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International Trade and Customs Law Committee (Lead)


The European Union and a growing list of countries are working on carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAM) aimed at taxing emissions imbedded in imported products. The avowed purpose of these schemes is to accelerate the decarbonation of domestic industries, while protecting their competitiveness against imports of products that are not subject to the same emission reduction constraints. Four leading expects in their field will review and compare the main features of some of these schemes and discuss their impact on developing countries, as well as their effectiveness in contributing to the fight against climate change.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Eric Emerson Steptoe + Johnson, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Turenna Ramirez-Ortiz Holland & Knight, Mexico City, Mexico; Co-Chair, International Trade and Customs Law Committee


Professor Rakesh Raj Kumar Bhala Dentons U.S. / University of Kansas Law School, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Aaron Cosbey Intl Institute for Sustainable Development, Rossland, British Columbia, Canada
Adebayo Majekolagbe Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Yves Melin Reed Smith, Brussels, Belgium; Secretary-Treasurer, International Trade and Customs Law Committee