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MORRIS: Trade and Sovereignty

Bill Clinton issued an executive order forbidding the US government to advocate on tobacco's behalf. But by that time we had given birth to a new planetary organization, the WTO and new trade rules that for the first time allowed corporations to sue coun
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 24, 2015 11:23
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[Asia-pacific] Investor-State Arbitration Foretaste of TPP: Philip Morris Asia vs. Australia; Who pays for medical costs?

The WTO Dispute Settlement Body has established dispute settlement panels at the requests of Ukraine (on 28 September 2012), Honduras (on 25 September 2013), Indonesia (on 26 March 2014), Dominican Republic (on 25 April 2014) and Cuba (on 25 April 2014)
Mining Awareness Plus (blog)
added Jun 15, 2015 17:12
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[Switzerland] Australia stands up for plain packaging cigarettes

A trade panel in Geneva will today hear the final arguments over the legality of Australia’s world-leading plain packaging laws... The panel has heard arguments all week, including those of the Australian government, which is running a defence so sensiti
The Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2015 12:51
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Ukraine Puts Public Health First in Suspending WTO Challenge to Australia’s Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs

Ukraine has delivered a clear message that the new government is making public health a priority over the interests of the big tobacco companies. Ukraine has set an example that should be followed quickly by the other countries that have challenged Austra
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 3, 2015 21:06
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[Switzerland] UPDATE 1-Ukraine drops WTO action against Australian tobacco-packaging laws

Ukraine asked the panel to suspend the proceedings on May 28 and said it will try to find a mutually agreed solution with Australia..Health campaigners were perplexed by Ukraine's WTO suit because it is also a party to the U.N.'s Framework Convention...B
Reuters
added Jun 3, 2015 20:32
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[Europe, Switzerland, UK] Plain packaging battle escalates as WTO prepares for hearings on challenges to Australian regime

[PMI] has supplied World Trademark Review with an opinion from Lord Hoffman...who concludes that the UK’s recently enacted plain packaging regulations for tobacco products are unlawful and violate EU law.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 08:07
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[Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine] World Trade Organization panel to hear oral arguments on Australia tobacco plain packaging case from June 1-5, 2015

The hearing will take place at WTO in Geneva from 1st to 5th June 2015... There are five complainants that have each brought a claim to WTO: Ukraine, Honduras, Indonesia, Cuba and Dominican Republic. These five cases will be heard together next week. Toba
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:57
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[Asia-pacific] LEE: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is great for elites. Is it good for anyone else?

In 2011, Australia enacted a tough new anti-smoking law... Naturally, tobacco companies hated the law. And they found a surprising way to fight back: they persuaded governments in Ukraine and Honduras to file complaints ... this dispute comes up over and
Vox Media
added Apr 17, 2015 23:26
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[Latin America, Uruguay] LETTER: Blood smoke

It’s a quite scary scenario: a single company with a product which kills beyond any doubt could succeed in defeating the laws made to protect general public. It’s often blamed that World Bank courts generally take sides with corporations, but this is an
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Apr 17, 2015 13:19
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[Europe] UK Votes For Plain Packaging As Tobacco Cos. Vow Fight ($$)

British American Tobacco also said Wednesday that it would sue the U.K. government if the House of Lords backs the measure, according to its statement. It argued that the measure violates European Union trademark laws, World Trade Organization rules on i
Law360
added Mar 12, 2015 14:25
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