Academic Paper

Exempting Least Developed Countries from Border Carbon Adjustments: Simple Economically but Complex Legally

Sasmal S, Zhang D, Lydgate E, Winters LA. Exempting Least Developed Countries from Border Carbon Adjustments: Simple Economically but Complex Legally. World Trade Review. Published online 2024:1-24. doi:10.1017/S1474745624000132

Published 13 May 2024

This paper highlights the gap between normative aims of special and differential treatment (SDT) provisions to support development, and current WTO law and jurisprudence which expose WTO members providing preferential treatment to allegations of discrimination. With increasing unilateral climate action, an inability to integrate SDT more meaningfully into WTO non-discrimination frameworks risks further weakening of international cooperation on climate and trade.

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Sunayana Sasmal

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Dongzhe Zhang

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Emily Lydgate

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L. Alan Winters CB

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