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    Thursday
    Sep062012

    Asia Pacific Nations agree to cut duties on Green Technologies

    Reuters has a post on an agreement between APEC nations.

    Will slash tariffs on environmental technology by 2015

    * U.S.-led regional free trade talks to push ahead

    * Pacific rim trade forecast to grow rapidly

    * APEC leaders hold summit at weekend

    By Douglas Busvine

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific nations have made a breakthrough in promoting trade in 'green' technology, and the United States is pressing ahead with efforts to carve out a regional free-trade zone, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

    I can't find the exact list of technologies, but there are 54.

    Ministers agreed on a list of 54 green technologies that will be subject to import duties of 5 percent or less from 2015, following through on a commitment made by leaders at the last APEC summit in Honolulu a year ago.

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