Advice on the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports

Brief
Date period
5 August 2014

In April 2014, the International Trade Commission of the United States opened an investigation into the potential economic effects of a trade agreement on environmental goods, EGA. The investigation will culminate in a confidential report to the Office of the US Trade Representative, to be delivered in August. ICTSD made a written submission as a contribution to that process, highlighting steps and measures that can be undertaken in the upcoming negotiation so that the resulting agreement will contribute positively to climate action by allowing for improved markets and thus facilitating a scale up of renewable energy.