On July 20, the World Trade Organization (WTO) set up a dispute panel to rule whether domestic content requirements under a program in Ontario, Canada, aimed at encouraging the development of alternative energy is in violation of global trade rules. The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body agreed to a second request from Japan for establishing the panel after Canada blocked Japan's first request on June 17. The issue is Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, which was established under the 2009 Green Energy and Green Economy Act. Under a feed-in tariff, electric grid utilities are required to purchase electricity from renewable sources such as solar, wind, or hydroelectric power, with producers given guarantees prices under long-term purchase contracts. Japan is challenging the measure that requires wind and solar projects to include a minimum amount of goods and services that originate in Ontario.