On 18 September 2009 EU Member States approved a draft Decision listing 164 industrial sectors and sub-sectors deemed to be exposed to carbon leakage.
Under the revised EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) which will apply from 2013, installations in such sectors will receive a higher share of greenhouse gas emission allowances free of charge than other industrial sectors. The final Decision should be adopted by the European Commission by the end of the year following scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council.
The draft decision is available here.
Source: European Commission