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[Latin America, Switzerland] Statement by Michael R. Bloomberg on Philip Morris International v. Uruguay Decision

Recognizing the need to support countries in future legal challenges, Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the $4 million Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund in 2015, which aims to combat the tobacco industry’s use of i
Mike Bloomberg.com
added Jul 11, 2016 15:59
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[Latin America] Philip Morris Brand Sàrl (Switzerland), Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland) and Abal Hermanos S.A. (Uruguay) v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay (ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7)

Status of Proceeding: Concluded Outcome of Proceeding: Award rendered by the Tribunal on July 8, 2016; attached to the award is a dissenting opinion by arbitrator Gary Born.
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (World Bank)
added Jul 9, 2016 16:09
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[France, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA] International Smoke-free Air Successes

only half of all Americans are protected from exposure to secondhand smoke, whether in public places or at work. Several countries around the world have achieved complete protection for their citizens...Now we add a third, Switzerland, which presents a m
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jun 16, 2015 12:09
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[Uruguay] HOFFA: TPP Investor Language Will Leave Taxpayers on the Hook

Companies are already challenging governments around the globe when they feel elected officials are holding down their profit margins. Tobacco giant Philip Morris, for instance, is currently appealing Uruguay's regulation of advertising on cigarette pack
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 15:13
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[Australia, Uruguay] TRADE AGREEMENTS AND ISDS: PROTECTING PUBLIC INTEREST AND INVESTORS -- Just The Facts

Anti-tobacco organizations accuse PMI of leveraging ISDS provisions to prevent governments from passing tobacco control measures. Specifically, they claim that PMI uses its ISDS cases in Australia and Uruguay as a means to reverse tobacco regulation in th
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 17, 2015 16:32
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay's anti-tobacco law spurs black market in cigarettes

The high taxes that accompany Uruguay's stern anti-tobacco law are behind a burgeoning black market in cigarettes, according to Akisaqu, an association representing owners of retail kiosks. .. As 2015 rang in, the government of outgoing President Jose Mu
Fox News
added Jan 3, 2015 13:32
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MEURER: Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP

Phillip Morris suit... is being prosecuted through the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, DC. The ICSID is chaired by the president of the World Bank and funded from the Bank's budget. It is a supranation
Truthout
added Dec 30, 2014 14:09
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Ex-Philip Morris workers lead Uruguay tobacco crackdown

when the tobacco giant pulled out of Uruguay amid a dispute over a strict smoking crackdown, Gomez and seven coworkers reinvented themselves as anti-tobacco police, joining a government program that sends them around the country to monitor compliance with
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Jul 29, 2014 09:39
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Uruguay: Anti-Tobacco Measures Have Led to 22% Drop in Heart Attacks

Since strong anti-tobacco measures were instituted in the small South American nation in 2006, there has been a historic fall in heart attacks and other conditions linked to tobacco use. Winston Abascal, the director of the Public Health Ministry's Progr
InSerbia (rs)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:02
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[Switzerland, UK] Uruguay’s smoking laws draw tobacco fire ($$)

Uruguay’s reputation as one of the best places to invest in the region is also at stake, with Philip Morris presenting its arguments at the ICSID in March that the nation has violated terms of a bilateral investment treaty with the real Switzerland, where
Financial Times (uk)
added May 9, 2014 11:42
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