Ethyl v. Canada Ethyl Corporation v. The Government of Canada
United States of America
Sole shareholder of company acting as the only importer and distributer of MMT (fuel additive) across Canada.
Claims arising out of a Canadian statute banning imports of the gasoline additive MMT for use in unleaded gasoline.
Secondary: C - Manufacturing
Tertiary: G - Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
None (no administering institution)
Böckstiegel, K.-H.
Brower, C. N.
Lalonde, M.
251.00 mln USD
13.00 mln USD
Indirect expropriation

National treatment

Performance requirements
Not applicable - settled or discontinued before decision on liability