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[Switzerland] Uruguay Presents Defense Against Philip Morris Tobacco Lawsuit

Uruguay has presented a 500 page document to defend itself against an international lawsuit challenging the country's tough tobacco packaging regulations. The claim was brought by Philip Morris, the global tobacco giant, at the World Bank's International
CorpWatch
added Nov 12, 2014 11:13
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[Uruguay] Weekly Tobacco Notes: Philip Morris Changes Purchase Process, Runs Into Trouble With WHO

we will discuss Philip Morris’ recent announcement of its decision to stop purchasing tobacco from farmers directly and instead from two large suppliers. ...we will briefly touch upon the World Health Organization (WHO)’s decision to come out against Phil
Trefis
added Nov 7, 2014 19:27
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] WHO Backs Uruguay In Legal Battle With Tobacco Company

has expressed support for the Uruguayan government in its ongoing legal dispute with U.S.-based tobacco giant Philip Morris International, an aide to President Jose Mujica told reporters. Diego Canepa, who said the government discussed the matter at a Ca
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Nov 7, 2014 09:05
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PAHO/WHO supports Uruguay in defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenge

“ PAHO/WHO supports Uruguay’s defense of these measures, which are aimed at saving lives, and recognizes it as a role model for the Region and the world.” Uruguay presented written arguments defending its tobacco control efforts earlier this month at
SKNVibes (kn)
added Nov 6, 2014 16:44
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[Latin America] PAHO/WHO supports Uruguay in defending tobacco control policies against tobacco industry challenge

Despite the industry's legal challenge, Uruguay this year completed its ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship by implementing a new prohibition on product promotion and display at the point of sale. In addition, in September, Uruguay beca
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Nov 12, 2014 11:38
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[Australia, Europe, Uruguay, USA] Tobacco Companies Could Lose Investment Protection Rights in Pacific Trade Deal

A Reuters source "who has knowledge of the negotiations" said the US is to suggest that the tobacco industry should not have the right to sue governments ...Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission's new president, said in a parliamentary address in Strasbour
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 23, 2014 09:31
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[Europe, Switzerland, UK, Uruguay] Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount

As Philip Morris sues Uruguay over its health warnings, the tiny country has found itself a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU...critics have been particularly vocal about fears US healthcare companies now running parts of the NHS
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 21, 2014 09:36
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[District of Columbia] Uruguay Presents Defense Against Philip Morris

The Uruguayan government presented its arguments on Monday in the dispute it has with the tobacco transnational Philip Morris, before the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington. The head of the Urug
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 15, 2014 06:14
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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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Philip Morris Brand Sàrl (Switzerland), Philip Morris Products S.A. (Switzerland) and Abal Hermanos S.A. (Uruguay) v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Status of Proceeding: Pending (the Respondent files a counter-memorial on the merits on October 13, 2014)
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (World Bank)
added Nov 12, 2014 11:22
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