The European Commission (EC) says it did not broker an agreement that would exempt Chinese airlines from their obligation to comply with rules of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) on intra-European flights. “There is no such agreement in place,” a spokesman for the EC’s directorate-general for climate action (DG Clima) tells Aviation Week. The legislation is explicit and requires that all operators — whether they are registered in the EU or outside it — must comply for ...


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