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'We hear you,' Govt tells worried manufacturers

Wednesday 31 Mar 21 12:00pm

Fletcher Building CEO Ross Taylor delivers a message to Government at yesterday's opening of Golden Bay Cement's waste-tyre facility.

 

THE COUNTRY'S largest building company is calling for tariffs to protect local manufacturers from unfair competition from imports with higher carbon footprints – and the Government says it is listening.

Currently, emissions-intensive trade-exposed emitters are liable for only 10 per cent of their emissions, in recognition of the fact that most of their international competitors are not subject to carbon pricing.

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