SynopsisTaiwan's Climate Change Administration has unveiled its plan to introduce a carbon tax in 2025. The CCA will establish the carbon fee rate in early 2024, conduct carbon footprint verification the same year, and commence levying the carbon fee based on the inspection results in 2025. Over 500 regulated enterprises in Taiwan are expected to make their initial carbon fee payments in 2025. The CCA also aims to align its schedule for 2026 with the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, allowing companies that paid Taiwan's carbon fee to offset the EU's carbon tariff.ArticleTaiwan's commitment to combating climate change has taken a significant step forward with the announcement from the Climate Change Administration, a division of the Ministry of Environment. The CCA recently disclosed its plan to implement a carbon tax in 2025, marking a crucial milestone in Taiwan's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.The comprehensive plan includes several key stages leading up to the actual imposition of the carbon tax. In early 2024, the CCA will determine the carbon fee rate, a pivotal factor in calculating the tax. Concurrently, carbon footprint verification will take place in the same year, a meticulous process to assess the carbon emissions of various enterprises.The year 2025 is earmarked as the pivotal year when Taiwan will begin enforcing the carbon tax based on the results of the carbon footprint verification. This step will require more than 500 regulated businesses operating in Taiwan to pay their inaugural carbon fees. It is expected to have a significant impact on industries and companies that are major contributors to carbon emissions.One notable aspect emphasized by the CCA is its aim to align with the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) by 2026. This alignment is significant as it would enable companies that have already paid Taiwan's carbon fee to offset the EU's carbon tariff. It promotes global cooperation in mitigating carbon emissions and fostering a more sustainable future.ConclusionTaiwan's decision to implement a carbon tax in 2025 signifies its commitment to addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions. By aligning its schedule with the European Union's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Taiwan is not only taking a significant step towards sustainability but also fostering international cooperation in the fight against climate change.