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EU climate head says carbon border tax unlikely to hit Japan

Timmermans: Discussions ongoing with partners to coordinate carbon systems

Frans Timmermans, a European Commission executive vice president, called for further talks with international partners on climate change. (Photo courtesy of the European Union)

LONDON -- Japan will almost certainly escape a new European Union carbon border tax on imports from polluting industries, the bloc's top climate official told Nikkei Asia.

Frans Timmermans, a European Commission executive vice president, called for further talks with international partners -- including Japan -- on measures to coordinate pricing and cut carbon emissions.

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