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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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Australia wins landmark WTO ruling on plain cigarette packaging

Geneva: Australia has triumphed in a major trade dispute over its pioneering plain tobacco packaging law, with World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges rejecting arguments brought by Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic. The WTO panel ruled on
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:25
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5 things the tobacco industry didn’t do until it was forced to

using cartoons to sell cigarettes to kids, lying about the health effects of smoking, paying for product placement in youth movies — the list of misdeeds by the tobacco industry is long. Worse yet, tobacco companies didn't stop or attempt to rectify some
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 29, 2018 21:11
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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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Marketing with tobacco pack onserts: a qualitative analysis of tobacco industry documents

onserts simultaneously seek to increase sales using materials that are novel, attractive and provide independent value, while undercutting public health messages about the risks of tobacco use using materials that repeat over time and are comparatively un
Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2018 20:29
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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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[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 tobacco packaging case - Bloomberg

A landmark Australian law on restrictive tobacco packaging has been upheld at the World Trade Organization after a five-year legal battle, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday, citing two people familiar with the situation. A photo illustration shows a sm
Reuters
added Jun 29, 2018 01:54
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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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