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NAFTA - Chapter 11 - Investment
Cases Filed Against the Government of Canada
Ethyl Corporation v. the Government of Canada
On April 15, 1997, Ethyl Corporation, a Virginia corporation with a Canadian subsidiary, submitted a claim alleging that a Canadian statute banning imports of the gasoline additive MMT for use in unleaded gasoline breached Canada's obligations under Chapter Eleven of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
In response to a similar challenge launched by three Canadian provinces, a Canadian federal-provincial dispute settlement panel, established under the Agreement on Internal Trade, subsequently found against the federal measure. Accordingly, Canada and Ethyl settled all outstanding matters, including the Chapter Eleven claim.
Legal Documents (all documents are in pdf)
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- ARCHIVED - Notice of Intent (PDF Document - 675 KB) - September 10, 1996
- ARCHIVED - Notice of Arbitration (PDF Document - 1.92 MB) - April 14, 1997
- ARCHIVED - Memorandum of Argument of the Government of Canada on Place of Arbitration (PDF Document - 588 KB) - October 2, 1997
- ARCHIVED - Statement of Claim (PDF Document - 1.16 MB) - October 2, 1997
- ARCHIVED - Statement of Defence (PDF Document - 1.24 MB) - November 27, 1997
- ARCHIVED - ARCHIVED - Decision regarding the Place of Arbitration (PDF Document - 715 KB) November 28, 1997
- ARCHIVED - Procedural Orders (PDF Document - 702 KB) Article 1128 Submission of Mexico (PDF Document - 1.38 MB) March 11, 1998
- ARCHIVED - Preliminary Tribunal Award on jurisdiction (PDF Document - 1.60 MB) June 24, 1998
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