A World Trade Organization dispute panel announced last week that it will issue a ruling by September on Japan’s claims that provisions in Ontario’s green energy program violate global trade rules. Japan secured the establishment of the panel on July 20 to rule on its claims that domestic content requirements under Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff program violate WTO rules that prohibit linking subsidies to the use of domestic products and prohibit discriminatory treatment between domestic and imported goods. The European Union is also challenging the program, and the two proceedings are being converged.
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WTO Ontario FIT ruling forthcoming
- Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
- David Leiter, Sarah Litke and Daniel Phillips
- Canada, European Union, Global, Japan
- March 11 2012
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