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[Uruguay] Australia: WTO's Panel Decision On Plain Packaging Tobacco: A New Direction To Developing Countries

the international and national organizations are taking initiatives for the developing countries to help them in formulating anti tobacco policies.
Mondaq
added Sep 25, 2018 16:55
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Saudi Arabia tells WTO it plans to adopt plain tobacco packaging

The move by Saudi Arabia, a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council trade bloc, follows a WTO ruling in June in favor of Australian packaging laws in what was seen as a test case for tobacco control. Cuba, Indonesia, Honduras and Dominican Republic had t
Reuters
added Sep 12, 2018 19:53
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[Australia] Canada: An Update On Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products

It remains to be seen what effect the WTO decision will have on the implementation of tobacco plain packaging. Leaving aside any possible appeal from the decision the scope of further attacks by tobacco companies is becoming limited as a result of this d
Mondaq
added Jul 26, 2018 12:22
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Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging

Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its “plain” packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday....The other plaintiffs - Cuba, Dominican Republic and Indonesia - have not yet said whether they pla
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2018 20:32
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Coughing at WTO's ruling

While other health-conscious nations push for tobacco control, Indonesia defends the industry’s interests on the pretext of protecting the 6 million people who make a living from the commodity — an excuse that countries like Thailand have proven to be la
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] Govt 'wasted budget' on WTO tobacco packaging dispute, says YLKI

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) has criticized the government for “wasting the state budget” on challenging Australia’s plain tobacco packaging law... Tulus said the WTO decision was foreseeable and accused the government of not supporting int
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:10
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[Australia, UK] Editorial: Progress towards a tobacco-free world

Achieving this goal will require a turbo-charged approach that complements FCTC actions with strengthened UN leadership, full engagement of all sectors, and increased investment in tobacco control. The legal success in Australia, together with the positiv
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 15:24
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[Australia] FICKLING: Recruiting Smoking's New Suckers Just Got Harder

The argument most commonly made against the Australian rules is that they haven’t made a difference. That doesn’t stand up to a lot of scrutiny: Studies supporting that claim have either been based on non-public data that can’t be checked, or commission
Washington Post
added Jul 6, 2018 02:34
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WTO Panel Upholds Australia Plain Packaging Policy for Tobacco Products

The dispute ruling itself, issued on Thursday 28 June, numbers nearly 900 pages, and involves one of the most high-profile WTO cases seen in recent years. It has also highlighted the relationship between public health, trade, and intellectual property ri
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 5, 2018 21:02
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[Australia] What the WTO decision on plain packaging means for developing countries

While the findings did not come as a surprise, the strong words on health benefits did. And although the decision could face an appeal, legal experts believe this ruling provides developing countries with the confidence that the plain packaging battle is
Devex
added Jul 5, 2018 16:37
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