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[Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia] AUSTRALIA – CERTAIN MEASURES CONCERNING TRADEMARKS, GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS AND OTHER PLAIN PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND PACKAGING REPORTS OF THE PANELS (PDF)

World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:53
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[Australia] WTO Tobacco Ruling Opens Door to New Plain-Packaging Laws

Decision could lead other countries to adopt similar measures / Tobacco companies warn plain packs raise counterfeit risk
Bloomberg News
added Jun 29, 2018 01:46
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[Australia] COMPLAINT BY HONDURAS (DS435): CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS / COMPLAINT BY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / COMPLAINT BY CUBA / COMPLAINT BY INDONESIA (DS467): CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF)

the Panel concludes that: a. Honduras has not demonstrated that the TPP measures are inconsistent with Australia's obligations under Article 2.2 of the TBT Agreement; b. Honduras has not demonstrated that the TPP measures are inconsistent with Austral
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:44
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[Australia] DISPUTE SETTLEMENT WTO issues panel report on tobacco plain packaging requirements

On 28 June the WTO circulated the panel report in the cases brought by Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Indonesia in “Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:32
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DISPUTE SETTLEMENT DS467: Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging

On 28 June 2018, the panel report was circulated to Members.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:30
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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling on plain tobacco packaging

Australia triumphed on Thursday in a major trade dispute over its pioneering “plain” tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organization judges rejecting a complaint brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic. The WTO panel said Austral
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2018 01:23
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LETTER: SHATENSTEIN: Big Tobacco can act

Im­pe­rial To­bacco says it’s “shocked and con­fused”...What’s truly shock­ing is that a com­pany re­spon­si­ble for fully half this coun­try’s an­nual 45,000 en­tirely pre­ventable, pre­ma­ture smok­ing-re­lated deaths has the gall to con­tinue com­plain
National Post (ca)
added Jul 4, 2018 20:50
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Trade challenges at the World Trade Organization to national noncommunicable disease prevention policies: A thematic document analysis of trade and health policy space

Policy makers appear to face significant pressure to design food, beverage, and tobacco regulations that other countries will deem consistent with trade rules. Trade-related influence on public health policy is likely to be understated by analyses limite
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:00
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CIGAR INDUSTRY GETS ITS DAY IN TEXAS COURT

In a small courtroom in a non-descript building in the suburbia that is Plano, Texas, the cigar industry made its case once again that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has gone too far. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly Priest Johnson heard oral a
HalfWheel
added Jun 28, 2018 04:01
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Imperial Tobacco 'shocked' by Health Canada's proposal for plain packaging of cigarettes

'We still cannot understand how this government can justify legalizing marijuana while imposing such extreme measures on tobacco products' Health Canada published its draft regulations last week on its proposed changes to cigarette packages, which aim t
Canadian Press
added Jul 4, 2018 16:29
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