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Australia Wins Landmark Trade Case on Tobacco Plain Packaging – Bold Strategy Is Spreading Worldwide

This victory for Australia provides a tremendous boost to the growing global movement to require that cigarettes and other tobacco products be sold in plain packaging, without colorful logos and other branding that attract youth, mislead consumers and in
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:10
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[Australia] WTO Panel Puts Health Ahead of Tobacco Industry Profits, Says ASH

The WTO decision is not a surprise for the tobacco industry. Their litigation strategy is not focused on winning but on imposing economic penalties on countries that try to push the envelope on tobacco control, in the hopes that other governments will sh
PR Newswire
added Jun 29, 2018 19:41
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Australia wins landmark World Trade Organisation ruling on tobacco plain packaging laws

The win for Australia effectively gives a green light for other countries to roll out similar laws / Gillard government launched world first plain packaging laws in 2011 Honduras says it will appeal decision, claiming that there are errors in the ruling
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:06
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Summary of Australia's involvement in disputes currently before the World Trade Organization

​Australia as a defending party (respondent) Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging (DS434) and Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geograph
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 14:05
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[Australia] WTO Disputes – Tobacco Plain Packaging

Ukraine's request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 21 KB] Honduras' request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 19 KB] Dominican Republic's request for consultations [HTML] | [PDF 21 KB] Cuba's request for consultations Indonesia's request for consultations
Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:59
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[Australia] Tobacco plain packaging—investor-state arbitration

On 1 December 2011, the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 (the Act) received Royal Assent and became law in Australia. The Act forms part of a comprehensive range of tobacco control measures to reduce the rate of smoking in Australia and is an investment
Australia Attorney-General's Department (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:57
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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling over cigarette packaging

The WTO rejected claims brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba that the plain packaging measures introduced in 2011 to curb smoking on health grounds were inconsistent with its rules. The ruling, which was issued late on Thursday
Financial Times (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:47
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'Resounding victory': Australia wins tobacco plain packaging dispute

The WTO panel said Australia’s law improved public health by reducing the use of tobacco products, rebuffing claims that alternative measures would be equally effective. It also rejected the argument that Australia had unjustifiably infringed tobacco tra
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:45
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WTO backs Australia over plain cigarette packets

Unless there is a successful appeal, the decision is expected to hasten similar regulations around the world. "Australia has achieved a resounding victory," its government said in a statement on Friday. Cuba, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Indonesia
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 13:32
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