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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

'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

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

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

[Asia, China] Verdict can ensure smoke-free railways

In June last year, a college student sued the Harbin Railway Bureau of Northeast China's Heilongjiang province because of the secondhand smoke she was forced to inhale on a train. The student claimed compensation of 102.5 yuan ($15.54), the price of her
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 29, 2018 01:20

WTO Backs Australia's Tobacco Plain Packaging Rules ($$)

The panel said in its report that the Australian plain packaging law did not unnecessarily restrict trade, nor did it impede tobacco companies from registering trademarks, following complaints from the governments of multiple countries that...
added Jun 30, 2018 22:06

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

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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Justice Kennedy’s Important Antitrust Opinions

wrote the majority opinion on four significant antitrust cases while on the bench, two dealing with pricing practices...Brooke Group v. Brown & Williamson Tobacco, 1993 In the Brooke Group...
added Jun 29, 2018 21:05

[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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