Mixtures containing perfluorocarbons "PFCs" or hydrofluorocarbons "HFCs", but not containing chlorofluorocarbons "CFCs" or hydrochlorofluorocarbons "HCFCs" (HS code(s): 382478); Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons, incl. station wagons and racing cars (excl. motor vehicles of heading 8702) (HS code(s): 8703); Motor vehicles for the transport of goods, incl. chassis with engine and cab (HS code(s): 8704)
Draft of Climate Change Response Act; (17 page(s), in English), (10 page(s), in Chinese)
The Environmental Protection Administration is proposing to revise to the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act to establish a resilient system that can react quickly to impacts of climate change and expedite the transition to net zero emission by introducing carbon tax and incentives for development of low carbon technology. Below is the summary of the revisions:
- To rename the Act to be "Climate Change Response Act;"
- To include the goal of net zero emissions by 2050;
- To enhance the level of climate governance, designate the body for coordinating related affairs, and assign the responsibilities to different sectors;
- To introduce climate change adaptation chapter, including basic capacity building, science-based risk assessment of climate change, and establishment of climate change governance and coordination mechanism between all levels of government, together with the existing mitigation chapter to make climate strategies complete;
- To introduce the graded verification system according to the scope of emissions and the type of entities, in response to the rising demand for verification;
- To introduce GHG emissions performance standards for certain equipment or industrial processes;
- To draw up permissible GHG emissions or mitigation requirements for the manufacture, importation, selling of motor vehicles;
- To impose carbon fee in stages on the direct and indirect GHG emissions, with the revenue being earmarked for GHG reduction, development of low carbon and negative emission technologies and industries, subsidies and awards for investments in GHG reduction technologies, to promote GHG reduction and low carbon economy development;
- To draw up regulations for imports: entities who import certain goods shall purchase reduction credits according to the differences in carbon emission; and
- To prohibit or restrict the manufacture, import, export, selling, use or emission of high global warming potential GHGs regulated by international environmental conventions, as well as products made with such GHGs.
The EPA will announce the products subject to the control after adoption of the amendments. Such announcements will also be notified for Members' comments during the public hearing stage.