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Australia Spent $28M To Defend Philip Morris Case, Sen. Says ($$)

The Australian government incurred approximately $28.6 million in costs defending itself from an ultimately unsuccessful multibillion-dollar arbitration in which Philip Morris challenged the country's plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes, an Austral
Law360
added Jul 3, 2018 08:32
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[France] The French still love their cigarettes. But the once chic image is going up in smoke

France has moved to feature gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, while also forcing companies to remove brand names from the covers and other deterrent measures such as government reimbursement of cessation aids. Steep taxes have pushed t
USA Today
added Jul 2, 2018 16:38
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[UK] Revealed: $39m cost of defending Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws

Documents say the total figure is $38,984,942.97. That is the total legal amount invoiced to the Department of Health on behalf of the commonwealth by “external service providers”, related to the bilateral-investment treaty dispute between Australia and
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 16:34
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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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[Australia] FICKLING: Recruiting Smoking's New Suckers Just Got Harder

The argument most commonly made against the Australian rules is that they haven’t made a difference. That doesn’t stand up to a lot of scrutiny: Studies supporting that claim have either been based on non-public data that can’t be checked, or commission
Washington Post
added Jul 6, 2018 02:34
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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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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 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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