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U.S. Trade Representative Seeks Data on Steel CO2 Intensity

6/6/2023 - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has asked for a study of the steel and aluminum industries’ greenhouse gas emissions amid negotiations between the U.S. and EU over trade of the CO2-intensive metals. 

In a letter to the U.S. International Trade Commission, Tai said the study would help inform negotiations between the U.S. and EU over the Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminum, an effort between the two to “address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity and global non-market excess capacity in these sectors.”

Tai asked that the study include data on Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions as well as certain Scope 3 emissions, those “associated with material and resource inputs for the production of steel and aluminum.”

You can read the Tai’s full letter here.