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Methanex challenges MTBE ban under NAFTA

Jones Day represented a Canadian methanol producer, Methanex Corporation, in challenging a California ban on the use or sale in California of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether ("MTBE"). Methanex's claims that the ban violated NAFTA's investment protections were arbitrated by a NAFTA tribunal under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL").

Methanex v. U.S., ICSID Case No. ARB (AF)/98/3

For additional information about this matter, please contact: Gregory A. Castanias

Client(s): Methanex Corporation
Office(s): Washington, Paris