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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17

Australia’s WTO plain cigarette packaging case: an update

The case is important because: it will determine the compatibility of the TPPA with Australia’s various international commitments and the interaction of these trade agreements with non-trade agreements such as the FCTC, and this dispute has the potential
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jul 11, 2014 18:46

[USA] US, Indonesia Stall WTO Clove Cigarette Arbitration ($$)

have requested a suspension to arbitration proceedings in the World Trade Organization in a dispute over the U.S. ban on clove cigarettes, the WTO disclosed Friday. The WTO released a communication from the arbitrator, dated Tuesday, saying it had grante
added Jul 1, 2014 03:48

[Australia, Cuba] EDITORIAL: Branded smokes / Free-market capitalism finds a surprising and unexpected defense

The world is truly turned upside down when the likes of Canberra, Dublin, Westminster and Washington need a lesson in capitalism from mentors in Havana.
Washington Times
added Jun 22, 2014 20:33

[Ireland] ROXON: Plain lessons from Australia

tobacco giants threw everything they could at us – legal threats, political pressure, advertising during our election campaign, front organisations and dodgy data....The bad news for Ireland is that your country can also expect that these tactics, and man
Irish Times (ie)
added Jun 21, 2014 14:13

[Europe, USA] EU Wants In On Row Over Indonesia's Backlash To US Cig Ban ($$)

on Friday challenged Indonesia's decision not to let it participate as a third party at World Trade Organization compliance and arbitration proceedings over Indonesia's retaliation for a U.S. ban on clove cigarettes. ...the Family Smoking Prevention and T
added Jun 17, 2014 14:25

[Australia] Packaging ‘makes no impact’ on smuggling

CUSTOMS has rejected Big ­Tobacco’s claim ... The Australian can reveal the new tactics being used by cigarette manufacturers to reposition the industry. The companies’ Digital Coding and Tracking Association sponsored a recent World Customs Organisatio
The Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2014 08:11

[Australia, New Zealand] SMITH / MACLENNAN: Trade accord carries health warning

We are doctors - one a specialist surgeon, one a specialist in palliative medicine. We spend our days, and sometimes our nights, helping people who have serious illness... We also have an ethical obligation to speak up when we see health and lives under t
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 13, 2014 16:39

WTO To Consider Five Australia Plain Packaging Disputes Under One Panel

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body yesterday agreed to establish two more panels in a dispute against Australia’s plain packaging for tobacco products, bringing the total to five. And it was agreed that a single panel will be appointed to st
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:20

Panel Appointed For WTO Mega-Case On Australia Tobacco Packaging

World Trade Organization Director General Roberto Azevêdo yesterday appointed three panellists to examine the dispute against an Australian public health measure requiring tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging in the country. A decision in the c
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:19
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