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WTO Panel Upholds Australia Plain Packaging Policy for Tobacco Products

The dispute ruling itself, issued on Thursday 28 June, numbers nearly 900 pages, and involves one of the most high-profile WTO cases seen in recent years. It has also highlighted the relationship between public health, trade, and intellectual property ri
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 5, 2018 21:02
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[Australia] What the WTO decision on plain packaging means for developing countries

While the findings did not come as a surprise, the strong words on health benefits did. And although the decision could face an appeal, legal experts believe this ruling provides developing countries with the confidence that the plain packaging battle is
Devex
added Jul 5, 2018 16:37
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[Australia] Aussie gov't losts almost 30 mln USD in six-year tobacco fight: documents

Costs to defend its world-first plain packaging laws were kept secret from Australian taxpayers, but the documents say the total figure was 38.9 million Australian dollars (28.8 million U.S. dollars). In 2017, the court ordered tobacco giant Philip Morr
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 4, 2018 04:53
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VOON: Inside Views: WTO Panel On Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging: A Fact Dependent Analysis Of TRIPS Art 20

The Panel found that special requirements involving significant encumbrance, such as a prohibition on certain types of trademarks, are not per se unjustifiable under Article 20 (para 7.2442). The Panel also rejected the complainants’ suggestion that a Me
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:20
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[Australia] That's a bit naughty! Matt Damon puffs away on a cigarette as he enjoys some beers in Queensland with radio host Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:19
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[Australia] Big tobacco companies lose the fight to roll back plain packaging for cigarettes despite no evidence to suggest to reduces sales

A complaint over Australia's plain-packaging cigarettes brought forward by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and the Dominican Republic has been rejected by the World Trade Organisation on Thursday. The WTO panel rejected the argument that Australia had infring
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:02
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[Australia] ALLEN: Is Juul making it easy for kids to vape in school? New study suggests yes

Our study adds to this discussion by considering a novel source: posts to Twitter... it is clear that nicotine use of any kind is known to be addictive and harmful to adolescent brain development. We believe that our findings underscore the need for poli
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 2, 2018 20:54
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[Australia] Morning mail: 'Mammoth cost' of tobacco plain packaging fight

can finally be revealed, despite the government’s efforts to keep the cost secret. The commonwealth government spent nearly $40m defending its world-first plain packaging laws, according to freedom of information documents. Former senator Nick Xenophon an
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:54
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Illicit tobacco in Australia: 2017 Full Year Report (PDF)

This presentation of key findings (the ‘Report’) has been prepared by KPMG LLP in the UK (‘KPMG UK’) for Philip Morris Limited and Imperial Tobacco Australia Limited, described together in this Important Notice and in this Report as the ‘Beneficiaries’,
KPMG
added Jun 30, 2018 18:30
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Illicit tobacco in Australia 2017

Total consumption of illicit tobacco declined by 1.0%. However this represents an increase in the proportion of consumption from 14.3% in 2016 to 15.0% in 2017. Over the last 12 months, contraband consumption increased whilst consumption of unbranded toba
KPMG
added Jun 30, 2018 18:29
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