The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has called on the EU to suspend its controversial Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for aviation. The industry advisory group, formed just over a year ago, believes the ETS will spark a divisive and ultimately costly dispute with the global aviation industry, including the air cargo sector. The ETS levies a charge on flights entering or leaving EU airspace, based on their carbon emissions. They have urged the EU to suspend the ETS and focus on multilateral efforts to develop international C02 emission standards within the ICAO. GACAG members have highlighted key concerns about the ETS to the Climate Action Commissioner at the EU, stating it was in violation of international law and treaties.