A matter of definition

COMMENTARY OF ASPECTS OF THE APPELLATE BODY’S RULING ON THE CANADA- RENEWABLE ENERGY CASE IN THE WTO

In May 2013 the Appellate Body issued its ruling in the Canada- Renewable Energy case. The ruling followed cross-appeals made by the defendant, Canada, and complainants, the EU and Japan, regarding the findings of the Panel, made in December 2012. This note reviews aspects of the Appellate Body’s findings, notably its application of the concept of market definition.

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