Consultation on border carbon adjustments

Current status: Closed

In fall 2020 the government announced its intention to explore the potential of BCAs and work with like-minded economies to consider how this approach could help Canada meet its climate targets, while ensuring a fair environment for businesses. In Budget 2021, the government signaled its intent to move forward with a consultation process in support of this objective.

Key questions for consideration

This consultation sought feedback on the following three perspectives:

  1. Environmental outcomes
  1. Economic pressures
  1. International engagement and trade relations

What’s next?

Input received through this consultation will assist the government in the next steps in the consideration of border carbon adjustments. While this formal consultation has now concluded, Canadians are welcome to share their ideas and comments with the Department of Finance at any time.

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