On May 6, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body upheld an earlier decision that the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program in Ontario violates WTO national treatment rules because it requires renewable energy projects to have a minimum of local content. The Appellate Body agreed with the earlier decision to reject claims that FIT requirements can be qualified as government procurement; it disagreed with the earlier decision rationale that there was not enough data to determine if the program could be considered an illegal subsidy. The original complaint was filed by the European Union (EU) and Japan; the EU praised the ruling.