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[Philippines] PHL, Thailand returning to WTO on tobacco row

The Philippines is set to confront Thailand in June at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to demand compliance to a 2011 tax ruling on tobacco imported from the Philippines, because the livelihood of 1.9 million Filipino farmers is at stake if Bangkok co
Business Mirror (ph)
added May 27, 2016 11:09
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Australia-Hong Kong Investment Ruling Released in Plain Packaging Case

This is not the first time that Australia’s plain packing legislation has faced legal action. For example, the law already faced a constitutional challenge domestically, brought by British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International. The challenge f
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added May 26, 2016 08:38
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[Kenya, South Africa] Amid Global Push For Tobacco Plain Packaging, IP And Health Rights Bog Down Africa

“There is not an ‘African’ response to plain packaging,” Marty Logan, communications manager of Framework Convention Alliance, an umbrella group of civil society organisations, based in Geneva, told Intellectual Property Watch. There are 44 African coun
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 19, 2016 20:33
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[Philippines] Appeal to WTO on cigarette dispute with Thailand

Philippines asked for consulations with Thailand under provisions of the World Trade Organisation’s dispute settlements process, saying its complaints about discriminatory practices for import cigarettes remain unresolved, the WTO said. The dispute first
Tobacco Journal International
added May 10, 2016 14:24
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] 'Sin tax' on palm oil and plain packaging on tobacco — Iman Pambagyo

if the plain packaging policy on tobacco is found to be justified under the WTO agreements, nothing will prevent the same from being applied to any other product believed to be harmful to human health or the environment.
Malay Mail (my)
added May 8, 2016 17:44
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Government’s right to regulate, MITI tells Big Tobacco in plain packaging row

Putrajaya has the right to regulate health issues, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has told tobacco giants opposed to the Health Ministry’s plan to implement plain packaging on tobacco products. Ministry of International Trade and Indust
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 26, 2016 15:48
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Ministry of Health’s plain packing policy welcomed but MITI might overrule it?

first the government decided to be a party to a joint legal suit at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) involving 37 countries against Australia’s decision...Then, in a spineless fashion, it backed out of its decision to put in place plain packaging...the
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 25, 2016 14:27
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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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