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Carbon Leakage: New Entries added to the EU List of Sectors and Sub-sectors Deemed to be Exposed

The European Commission adopted on 17 August 2012 a decision amending the list of sectors and sub-sectors deemed to be exposed to a significant risk of carbon leakage. Based on the procedures laid down in Commission Decisions 2010/2/EU and 2011/278/EU adopted in relation to the implementation of Directive 2003/87/EC establishing the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the Commission has the power to amend the list of the encompassed sectors and subsectors based on an analytical report. The sectors and subsectors selected must comply with the criteria defined in Article 10(a).14-17 of Directive 2003/87/EC.

Following this assessment, the following subsectors have been added to the list:

- "voiles, webs, nats, mattresses, boards and other articles of glass fibres, except woven fabrics"
- "slag wool, rock wool and similar mineral wools and mixtures thereof, inbulk, sheets or rolls"

The Commission Decision also amends the content of NACE 4-level doce 2614 "Manufacture of glass fibres" by adding some Prodcom codes. The whole NACE 4-level 2614 will now be covered.

References: Commission Decision of 17 August 2012 amending Decisions 2010/2/EU and 2011/278/EU as regards the sectors and subsectors which are deemed to be exposed to a significant risk of carbon leakage (notified under document C(2012) 5715) (OJ EU L 241 of 07.09.2012, p.52).