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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH asks WTO to force Thailand to comply on cigarette import ruling

The move was prompted by a legal action taken by the Thai government against Philip Morris Thailand which imports cigarettes from its Philippine affiliate. This was viewed by the Philippines as inconsistent with the WTO decision that ruled against Thail
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:47
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[Asia-pacific, Australia] TIENHAARA: The dismissal of a case against plain cigarette packaging is good news for taxpayers

the ISDS case remains under the wraps of a confidentiality order, it appears that Australia was able to convince the tribunal that Philip Morris should not be permitted to plead the merits of its case because it engaged in "treaty shopping".
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:26
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] 'Philippines should demand Thailand's compliance with WTO cigarette ruling'

ppines should compel Thailand to abide by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling on the cigarette-tax case, after Bangkok slapped tax-evasion charges against Philip Morris Thailand (PMT), a legal expert said over the weekend. Lawyer Anthony Abad, wh
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2016 22:07
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[Asia, Thailand] Philip Morris tax evasion case reaches court

In 2013 the attorney-general indicted PMTL for allegedly under-reporting the value of cigarettes it imported from the Philippines between 2003 and 2006 to avoid paying the full amount of tax
Bangkok Post (th)
added Jan 19, 2016 14:36
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[Asia, India] Australia's Plain Packaging Laws Pass ISDS Round Two

The grim fact remains that Australia is a signatory party to more than two dozen agreements with ISDS obligations that grant foreign investors the right to challenge tobacco plain packaging and other initiatives to protect public health. Australia is al
EconomyWatch.com (sg)
added Jan 15, 2016 23:47
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Dispute Settlement At The WTO: Outlook For 2016 ($$)

Law360
added Jan 3, 2016 20:48
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[Asia-pacific] The Marlboro Man to Go Into Hiding in Canada; Country to Adopt Generic Cigarette Packaging

But the threat of litigation does not appear to be deterring Canada’s liberal government. If the recently published Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is approved and implemented, the tobacco industry might find it more difficult to file legal challen
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19
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Tobacco control and the World Trade Organization: mapping member states’ positions after the framework convention on tobacco control

during the past decade tobacco firms have been marginalised from the domestic policy-making process in many countries, which has forced them to look for other ways and forums to influence decision-making. Furthermore, the finding that almost all recent op
Tobacco Control
added Nov 20, 2015 16:21
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WHO Director Questions IP Rights, Drug Prices, Industry Influence

Chan today told a gathering of think tank representatives...“I worry about interference, by powerful economic operators, in the new targets for alcohol, tobacco...Of all the demand-reduction measures set out in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Cont
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 13, 2015 02:14
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[Asia-pacific] The TPP trade deal cracks down on Big Tobacco — but gives drug companies a pass

"And it only applies to ISDS, not to other parts of the agreement or to the state-to-state dispute settlement process. So we could still see the sorts of legal challenges that Australia is facing from other countries over tobacco plain packaging through
Vox Media
added Nov 7, 2015 19:32
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