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WTO Panel's Preliminary Ruling Favours Dominican Republic in its Challenge to Australia's Plain Packaging Law

the Panel rejected all of Australia`s procedural objections to the Dominican Republic`s claims... They have noted that, nearly two years since Australia`s plain packaging measures took effect, the measures have failed to contribute to reducing smoking in
Yahoo! Finance
added Nov 14, 2014 08:43

[India, Spain, USA] SHUKLA: International trade impacts tobacco control

The issue of how international trade agreements and tobacco industry tactics are threatening existing tobacco control policies was also brought into focus at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health held in Barcelona. Lawyer Mattew Allen said th
Citizen News Service (CNS) (in)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:53

Plain packaging: the clash of entrenched views - Blog

the debate will be likely played out in just these political circles rather than legal ones, unless the World Trade Organisation (WTO) sides with those challenging Australia's tobacco packaging regime. Unfortunately, the WTO has now held over its ruling u
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Nov 10, 2014 21:43

TRIPS Council Debates: Tobacco Packaging, Non-Violation Disputes, Innovation, Health Waiver, UNCTAD ($$)

This week’s meeting of the World Trade Organization body governing intellectual property issues addressed a long agenda, reflecting continued divergence on regular items, such as... sustained discussions on plain packaging for tobacco products.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Nov 8, 2014 15:18

[New Zealand] TPP needs checking to ensure plain packaging not threatened

Members of the Smokefree Coalition are backing calls by health professionals to Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser, calling for a comprehensive health impact assessment...could give international business interests, such as Big Tobacco, the right to sue the N
Scoop (nz)
added Nov 7, 2014 08:20

[Asia, Asia-pacific] Indonesia Challenges Australian Cigarette Packaging Laws ($$)

Indonesia joined four other tobacco-producing nations in challenging Australian health laws requiring tobacco products to be plainly packaged to make them less appealing, in the latest dispute between the two neighbors.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 15, 2014 16:03

[Australia] No WTO judgment in tobacco packaging dispute until at least 2016

will not rule on a legal challenge to Australia's landmark tobacco packaging laws until at least the first half of 2016, the panel of judges said on Tuesday, a delay that could slow anti-tobacco laws elsewhere.
added Oct 14, 2014 13:15

[USA] US-Indonesia Clove Deal Comes Into Focus As WTO Signs Off

Notifications from the U.S. WTO delegation and the arbitrator in the dispute confirmed that Indonesia had indeed withdrawn its pending motions in the long-running fight. Word of the settlement began to trickle out on Monday, with sources saying the ban o
added Oct 10, 2014 02:51

[USA] US, Indonesia Call Truce In WTO Clove Cigarette Fight

Under the agreement...the U.S. will keep in place the ban on cloves and other flavored cigarettes, which launched a 2010 WTO complaint from Indonesia, but will not erect any unjustifiable barrier to the country's other products, the source said.
added Oct 10, 2014 02:44

[Indonesia, USA] WATSON: As Expected, WTO Clove Cigarette Case Goes Nowhere

American refusal to comply with global trade rules against regulatory protectionism is both unfortunate and, in this case, unsurprising. There were two basic ways that the U.S. government could have come into compliance: 1) by dropping the ban on cloves
Cato Institute
added Oct 8, 2014 14:45
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