14 Nov '11, 1am

Asia-Pacific leaders to cut taxes on green goods

Asia-Pacific leaders to cut taxes on green goods

HONOLULU, Hawaii: Asia-Pacific leaders representing more than half of the global economy committed Sunday to cutting tariffs on environmental goods to no more than five per cent and reducing energy intensity. In a joint statement after a summit in Hawaii, leaders of the APEC bloc -- which includes the United States and China -- said they would also eliminate non-tariff barriers that impede trade in green products. "Taking these concrete actions will help our businesses and citizens access important environmental technologies at lower costs, which in turn will facilitate their use, contributing significantly to APEC's sustainable development goals," the statement said. APEC economies will make a list of environmental goods next year and reduce tariffs to no more than five percent by the end of 2015, the statement said. The statement also set an aspirational goal of reducing...

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