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It is necessary to elaborate implementing legislation in time for the start of phase 4 of the EU ETS (2021-2030).
The Benchmarking Decision will have to be revised in order to:
- set the rules for determining free allocation to industrial installations covered by the EU ETS;
- update the benchmark values which represent an essential parameter in determining free allocations;
- determine rules for future adjustments to free allocation.

Climate action
Type of act
Implementing regulation


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Feedback period
20 March 2018 - 17 April 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • VIK - German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (Germany)
    17 April 2018 Company/business organisation
    VIK - German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (Germany)

    Please see attachment

  • Eurometaux (Belgium)
    17 April 2018 Business association
    Eurometaux (Belgium)

    Key Guiding Principle The EU ETS should be a more dynamic system which safeguards and rewards the growth of sectors identified at risk of carbon leakage. A lower, even more dynamic threshold (i.e. <15%) is need to better reflect industrial requirements for free allocation. Furthermore, under allocation in times of growth can be avoided with a better designed, fairer, more dynamic system. 1. Determination of the historical activity levels...

  • UNIDEN (France)
    17 April 2018 Business association
    UNIDEN (France)

    UNIDEN would like to contribute to the consultation on EU ETS allocation rules for the period 2021-2030, in particular on two main issues A) Determination of activity levels A1) Initial Activity Level A2) Adjustment due to production change (relative and absolute threshold) A3) Special case for activity level of installations allocated with fuel and heat benchmarks B) Update of benchmarks. B1) Benchmark products B2)...

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Public consultation

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30 November 2018 - 22 February 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Draft act

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Draft implementing regulation
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11 June 2019 - 09 July 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Tarmac (United Kingdom)
    9 July 2019 Company/business organisation
    Tarmac (United Kingdom)

    Tarmac comments on the Draft Implementation regulation A linear system is required to ensure there is no over or under allocation. Cost of carbon is critical to the competitiveness of the cement, lime & asphalt industries. The adjustment mechanism must be aligned to actual production figures as closely as possible. A fully linear approach is preferred rather than that proposed in the draft regulation. This would ensure allowance allocation...

  • FORUM CO2 (Poland)
    9 July 2019 Business association
    FORUM CO2 (Poland)

    • Forum welcomes the draft implementing regulation. We appreciate the wording of Art. 3.1, allowing for the pragmatic approach regarding the start of activity level reporting already in 2021, based on the data for two preceding years. Forum also understands the pragmatic approach to adjust the allocation only above the threshold of 100 allowances and supports the adjustments of activity changes at sub-installation level. • Forum is in favor...

  • SFIC (France)
    9 July 2019 Business association
    SFIC (France)

    Please find the attached comments about the draft Revising the rules for free allocations.

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Commission adoption


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Planned for
Third quarter 2019

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