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Government of India
Ministry of Civil Aviation
26-April-2012 16:51 IST
New Tax for Flights to Europe
Shri Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civil Aviation informed Rajya Sabha today in a written reply that Indian carriers have been asked not to submit carbon emission data in line with the Government’s stand on the EU’s ETS.

A follow up to the Joint Declaration adopted at Delhi on 29-30 September 2011 opposing the EU-ETS, that was also adopted by the Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a meeting was held in Moscow on 21-22 February, 2012 in which 32 countries including US and China participated. The countries present, adopted the Moscow Declaration on the EU-ETS, in which a basket of retaliatory measures are available to all Governments as counter measures. Depending upon EU’s response to the Moscow Declaration, appropriate measures would be undertaken by all signatories to the Declaration, including India, and also by other nations that wish to join the Moscow Declaration, the Minister informed the House.