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By Stuart Weinberg   DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

TORONTO (Dow Jones)–In a meeting this week, Japanese trade officials asked Ontario government officials to “get rid of the local-content requirement” contained in Ontario’s feed-in-tariff program.

Toshihiko Fujii, director of trade rules and dispute settlement for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said Ontario didn’t agree to the request but the two sides will continue the discussion.

Fujii said he made it clear that Japan “cannot rule out the possibility” of a legal challenge of Ontario’s domestic-content requirements at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Continue reading