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[Asia-pacific] Natural American Spirit deal suggests less than gloomy tobacco brand valuations

The price seems high but could be an indication that tobacco brands with a strong presence in countries where the risks of plain packaging are relatively low can now be valued at something of a premium.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Oct 7, 2015 12:51

Canada Proposes Plain Tobacco Packaging

On Monday, Justin Trudeau the leader of the Liberal Party in Canada as well as the son of former Prime Minister Margaret Trudeau proposed the introduction of Plain Tobacco Packaging. The move which has the support of the Canadian Cancer Society would re
The Cigar Authority
added Oct 6, 2015 22:40

JTI Calls for Transparency on Australian ‘Plain’ Packaging Report

The Australian Government has yet to publish its Post-Implementation Review (PIR) into ‘plain’ packaging for tobacco products, six months after the consultation period ended. The delay has prompted concerns that the authors of the report could be misrepre
JT International (JTI) (Japan Tobacco) (jp)
added Oct 6, 2015 12:19

[New Zealand] Estimating the ‘consumer surplus’ for branded versus standardised tobacco packaging

These two experiments suggest standardised packaging and larger warning labels could have a similar overall effect on adult New Zealand smokers as a 5% tobacco price increase. The findings provide further evidence for the efficacy of standardised packagin
Tobacco Control
added Oct 6, 2015 11:32

[Canada] Society welcomes commitment to tobacco plain packaging

The Canadian Cancer Society supports federal action to implement tobacco plain packaging, as proposed today by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. “Tobacco plain packaging is a key measure to protect youth from tobacco industry promotional activities,” says
Canadian Cancer Society
added Oct 6, 2015 11:10

[Asia-pacific] TPPA Tobacco Carve-out Good News for New Zealand Health

“While a full exemption for tobacco would have been preferred, this is definitely good news for New Zealand and a step in the right direction,” said ASH New Zealand Director Stephanie Erick. The removal of tobacco companies from investor-state dispute s
Scoop (nz)
added Oct 5, 2015 22:10

Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia

Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:59

Philip Morris Asia Limited (Hong Kong) v. The Commonwealth of Australia

The PCA acts as registry in this arbitration, which is conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 2010 pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Hong Kong and the Government of Australia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments.
Permanent Court of Arbitration (nl)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:57

[Australia, Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging—investor-state arbitration

The arbitration is being conducted under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules 2010. The tribunal hearing the case is composed of three arbitrators. Australia appointed Professor Don McRae of the University
Australia Attorney-General's Department (au)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:55

[Australia, Hong Kong] Philip Morris Asia Limited Notice of Claim 27 June 2011 (PDF)

PM Asia's investments in Australia...are all investments Australia has undertaken to protect by the Hong Kong­ Australia SIT, Plain packaging legislation and the GHW regulation contravene these investor protections
Australia Attorney-General's Department (au)
added Oct 5, 2015 20:52
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