The inclusion of aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) continues to concern the IATA Board.
- Members urged IATA and the industry maintain united opposition to the unilateral and extra-territorial measure.
- All IATA members should request their governments to register with the European Commission, their objections to the application of the EU ETS to airlines registered in their country.
- The European Court of Justice will hear a legal challenge against the EU ETS mounted by ATA with American Airlines, Continental and United Airlines in July.
- IATA is supporting the case through an amicus brief.
- The Chinese Air Transport Association has also threatened legal action against the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
- As EU governments may seek to offer exemptions to non-EU governments for their carriers through so-called equivalent measures, such as aviation taxes, the Board requested IATA to continue opposing punitive taxes that do nothing to help the environment.
Preparing for the EU ETS