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Japan and South Korea warn EU against carbon quotas on shipping

Japan and South Korea warn the EU that quotas on the shipping sector could increase trade tensions and lead to increased pollution, as ships risk sailing on longer routes to avoid calling in Europe if the sector becomes subject to the EU's Emission Trading System.

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Two of the world's major shipping nations, Japan and South Korea, warn the EU against introducing carbon quotas on the shipping sector, reports Reuters.

In a response to the EU, Japan and South Korea warn that quotas on the shipping sector could increase trade tensions and lead to increased pollution, as ships could end up sailing longer routes to avoid calling in Europe if the sector is subject to the EU's Emission Trading System, ETS.

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