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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

The UK’s upcoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), set to launch in January 2027, heralds a significant shift towards aligning carbon costs across domestic and imported goods, aiming to level the playing field in international trade while addressing carbon leakage. This initiative, developed through comprehensive consultations led by HMRC and HMT, reflects the UK’s commitment to a collaborative approach in environmental policy, ensuring that its ambitious decarbonization efforts do not inadvertently result in the offshoring of emissions. By establishing a system that imposes comparable carbon pricing on imports, especially from key industrial sectors, the UK CBAM not only aims to protect domestic industries but also positions the UK as a leader in integrating environmental sustainability with trade policy, setting a precedent for global efforts towards a greener economy.

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