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Minister slams countries ‘weaponizing’ emission targets in trade talks | Farm Online

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A SENIOR minister has slammed international trading partners for “weaponizing” emission reduction targets, but also gave a strong indication Australia would soon make its own 2050 commitment.

The European Union has begun the process to introduce a carbon tariff – which would tax imports from countries without sufficient climate action – and the United States is also reviewing the idea, as President Joe Biden continues to make climate action a central pillar of his government.

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud an excuse for countries to give their domestic producers a leg up by shutting out or taxing international competitors.

“We’re seeing the weaponization of targets used in the trade arena as a form of protectionism,” Mr…



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