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WT/DS426 - Canada — Measures Relating to the Feed-in Tariff Program

Last update: 02/05/2013

  • Complaint by: EU
  • Complaint against: Canada -
  • Third parties:
    Australia - Brazil - China - El Salvador - India - Japan - Korea, Republic Of - Mexico - Norway - Saudi Arabia - Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) - Turkey - United States -
Summary of case:

The Canadian Province of Ontario implements a Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Programme aimed at promoting the installation of electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources. For wind and solar energy electricity generators, Ontario imposes a domestic content requirement that conditions the benefit of the FIT Programme on the use of generation equipment sourced in Ontario.

Relevant WTO provision:

Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Art. 3.1(b), 3.2, 1.1,
Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs): Art. 2.1,
GATT 1994: Art. III:4

Current situation:

Dispute is at the appeal stage.

Consultation:

Date of request: 11/08/2011

Panel:

Date of request: 09/01/2012
Date of establishment: 20/01/2012
Date of circulation of report: 19/12/2012

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