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Australia in a fog over ban on branded cigarettes

there is little hard evidence to prove the trailblazing move is worth emulating. Challenges to the stringent laws remain bogged down in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the tobacco lobby is taking control of a debate characterized by a paucity of
Reuters
added Apr 4, 2014 11:21
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia] Indonesia won't defeat tobacco laws: Labor

DEPUTY Labor leader Tanya Plibersek says she is confident Indonesia will not defeat the party's signature plain tobacco packaging rules in a global trade dispute. Indonesia has taken Australia's plain packaging laws to the World Trade Organisation argui
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Mar 30, 2014 19:29
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Australia Accepts Indonesia WTO Dispute On Tobacco Packaging; Calls For Five Disputes To Be Joined

Australia yesterday took the unusual move of agreeing to the first request by Indonesia to establish a World Trade Organization dispute panel against it. The ready acceptance of the panel request was an attempt by Australia to bring the some or all of th
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Mar 28, 2014 11:04
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Indonesia granted right to challenge Australia's plain-packaging laws

has granted Indonesia the right to challenge Australia’s plain packaging laws in front of a panel of trade and legal experts, trade sources say. Indonesia – and a number of other countries before it – are seeking to challenge the legislation which has re
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:43
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Indonesia to challenge Australia's plain-packaging tobacco laws at World Trade Organisation

Indonesia has won the right to seek a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Australia's tobacco plain-packaging laws. Trade sources said the WTO's disputes settlement body had agreed to set up an independent panel of trade and legal experts i
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 26, 2014 17:20
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[Australia and Oceania, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Ukraine] Australia demands opponents stop stalling WTO tobacco case

Australia asked five countries challenging its tobacco policies on Wednesday to stop delaying the progress of their cases at the World Trade Organization and took the unusual step of speeding up one of the complaints against itself. Indonesia, Ukraine, C
Reuters
added Mar 26, 2014 17:13
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[Australia] RPT-Ukraine turmoil could be a setback for tobacco firms

Yanukovich's government took the lead in challenging Australia after it enacted tough restrictions on the packaging of cigarettes, a move that supporters said heralded a new global wave of public health legislation. In March 2012, Ukraine launched a case
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2014 18:00
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[Australia] Tobacco Plain Packaging Divides WTO At IP Council Meeting ($$)

The Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which consists of all WTO members, debated the Australian tobacco labeling law at meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. On one side, countries like Indonesia, Cuba
Law360
added Mar 1, 2014 17:55
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[New Zealand] TPPA 'poses threat to NZ's Smokefree strategy'

‘The introduction of the plain packaging legislation this month highlighted the added risks that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) poses to New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 strategy’, said Professor Jane Kelsey, who has written extensiv
Voxy (nz)
added Feb 22, 2014 22:15
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[Australia, Malaysia] GILLARD: Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered | Julia Gillard

In Australia, 15,000 people die a year due to tobacco use. The fight has not been won yet, but our plain packaging policy works and should be defended ... Free trade equals more jobs and prosperity. Less smoking equals more people alive and healthy. Bot
Malaysia Sun (my)
added Dec 23, 2013 00:03
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