EU Becomes The Latest To Challenge Domestic Content Rules

Author:Mr Andrew Lord
Profession:Davis LLP

The EU has requested WTO consultations with Canada regarding the domestic content rules under Ontario's Feed-in Tariff program. The announcement opens a third front for Canada in respect of the domestic content rules. As reported yesterday, Japan has moved past the WTO consultation phase into a formal dispute at the WTO and Texas enegy company Mesa Power has given notice of intent to commence an investor-state dispute under Chapter 11 of NAFTA.

The EU (along with the US) had reportedly participated in the consultations between Japan and Canada. The EU claims to have attempted to negotiate a solution...

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