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[Asia-pacific, Australia] Trade & Assistance Review 2014-15 (PDF)

caution should continue to be exercised about inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in trade agreements. The ISDS avenue was one of three avenues of dispute by the tobacco companies (and supporting countries). The Constitutio
Australian Government: Productivity Commission (au)
added Jul 25, 2016 19:27
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The Significance Of Uruguay’s Win Over Philip Morris International

This is not only affirmative that the FCTC provides legal backing to states who seek to provide protective health measures, but illustrates the success of international organisations in supporting national governments in their health efforts.
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:46
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH, Thailand talks on cigarette taxes collapse

THE PHILIPPINES formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to look into inconsistencies in the customs valuations that Thailand continued to impose on imported cigarettes. This request came after the two nations failed to resolve their dispute du
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Jul 18, 2016 01:01
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Brand Owners Watch as Smoke Clears on Plain Packaging Efforts

“There are proposals … for the same sort of reasoning and approach to be applied in relation to foods with high salt content, foods with too much fat, too much sugar,” Hobbs noted. And as smoke from the European legal battles clears, global brand owners
IPWatchdog.com
added Jun 17, 2016 00:55
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KERR: Australia’s warning to Canada: Plain tobacco packages can backfire

Australian customs and police are struggling to control a tobacco black market that has reached record size... “The Australian government finds itself in an embarrassing situation having trumpeted its policy only to find that despite all the rhetoric tha
Financial Post (ca)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:22
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[New Zealand] Plain packaging gaining steam despite Australia disputes

"The tobacco industry has been getting ready for plain packaging for some time, conducting massive misinformation campaigns to block the measure," said Douglas Bettcher..."It is encouraging to see more and more countries defy the industry's tactics and i
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:03
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[New Zealand] The gruesome look of NZ cig packets

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has released draft regulations and a consultation document which aims to standardise the look of cigarette packs. "The design and appearance of cigarette packets are powerful marketing tools for vendors. Th
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added May 31, 2016 19:45
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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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