Feed-in and domestic content requirements, WTO, Canada

From other forum (originally Kim Talus, OGELFORUM) I noticed interesting ongoing WTO case (WTO DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: DISPUTE DS412).

In this case Japan claimed that the measures are inconsistent with Canada’s obligations under Article III:4 and III:5 of the GATT 1994 because they appear to be laws, regulations or requirements affecting the internal sale, offering for sale, purchase, transportation, distribution, or use of equipment for renewable energy generation facilities that accord less favorable treatment to imported equipment than that accorded to like products originating in Ontario.

Interesting case in many ways. In brief e.g.: electricity as good/WTO and XX-article. Accoring to WTO web-pages the panel expects to complete its work by the end of November 2012.

Posted by Ari Ekroos

About Ari Ekroos

Professor of Environmental and Energy Law at the University of Helsinki and Professor of Economic Law at the Aalto University. Ekroos is expert in environmental, climate and land use planning law. Ekroos has accomplished several research projects related to environmental and energy law (environmental protection legislation, energy related environmental law and nature conservation law) and environmental administration. Ekroos has also been involved with preparation of the most important parts of the Finnish environmental legislation. He has also been legal advisor in several legal cases.
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