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What the WTO’s Domestic Content Ruling Means for Ontario’s RE Sector

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)

What the WTO’s Domestic Content Ruling Means for...

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Did you set up a manufacturing facility in Ontario based on the OPA's domestic content requirements? Are you wondering how the WTO's ruling will affect your business? How will this affect the Renewable Energy Sector in Ontario as a whole? Are there other options are available to you?

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One of the more controversial elements of the Ontario Power Authority's Feed-In Tariff program is the domestic content requirements (DCR) stipulating up to 60% of a project must be sourced from within Ontario. The impetus behind this was to stimulate the local economy and aid the establishment of Ontario as a manufacturing hub for renewable energy equipment. The requirements achieved their intended goal, attracting roughly $27B in investment and creating some 31,000 jobs.

The DCRs also drew the ire of the international community, which deemed them to be protectionist and anti-competitive, thus violating free trade agreements. The World Trade Organization originally petitioned by Japan and subsequently supported by other jurisdictions, ultimately agreed. The ruling leaves many questions for the sustainable energy sector, including how the ruling will impact the ability of Ontario to attract foreign investment and stimulate job growth.

The information gathered during this discussion will be used by OSEA and its Manufacturing Leadership Policy Group to create recommendations to be presented to the Minister of Energy at a later date. Have your say!

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Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is a province-wide, member-based, non-profit organization representing more than 1500 individuals including private citizens, cooperatives, farmers, First Nations, businesses, institutions and municipalities. OSEA members are engaged in or supporting Community Power projects and renewable energy.

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