PARIS – Two deputies in the French Parliament call for a European tax on exports of scrapped cars and electronic devices, aiming to curtail shipments of metal to Asia and protect a potential source of raw materials. Michel Havard and Christophe Bouillon, one from each main political party, say in a report that Europe consumes 20% of the metals in the world but produces only 3% and needs to take strategic steps to protect supplies. “We are at the mercy of foreign producers and price ...
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