Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff Program Moves Closer to Arbitration at the WTO

On July 20, 2011, the World Trade Organization established a panel to arbitrate the case of “Canada – Certain Measures Affecting the Renewable Energy Generation Sector” (DISPUTE DS412), to determine whether feed-in tariff programme violates WTO law by providing guaranteed long-term pricing for the output of renewable energy generation facilities that source up to 60% of their inputs from Ontario. Although the panel has been established, no members have been appointed yet. All documents are compiled at:

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/cases_e/ds412_e.htm

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