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EU to Push for Aviation, Shipping Fuel Taxes

April 20, 2021, 6:22 PM

The European Union is seeking an end to tax exemptions for aviation and shipping fuels in a revision to energy taxation rules.

The reform of the EU Energy Taxation Directive, to be proposed in June, will target tax breaks for fossil fuels and will instead provide incentives for clean energy, officials said Tuesday at a European Commission green taxation seminar.

“It’s time to review the tax exemptions for sectors such as maritime transport and aviation,” said Frans Timmermans, commission executive vice-president for the European Green Deal, the EU’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2050. Those sectors “are ...

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