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[Africa, Australia] Zambia, Zim and Malawi oppose stiffer legislation on tobacco

SOUTHERN African countries have opposed stiffer tobacco legislation to compel them to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Francois van der Merwe, chief executive officer of the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA), said the countries,
Zambia Post (zm)
added Nov 1, 2013 14:59
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Australia’s ‘plain packaging’ stubs out cigarette branding, prompting backlash

it has touched off a war being fought in domestic courts, at a Geneva-based agency that enforces world trade treaties, and through obscure arbitration panels working out of organizations such as the World Bank. Anti-smoking activists regard Australia’s n
Washington Post
added Oct 30, 2013 14:34
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[USA] LETTERS: Tobacco, Trade Agreements and Public Health

The United States government’s proposal on tobacco in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations represents a step forward for public health in the international trade community. -- BILL CORR ... it already has a safe harbor in our trade agreements and u
New York Times
added Aug 26, 2013 23:50
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Trade pact could weaken Australia's tobacco fight

There are concerns a new trade agreement between the US, Australia and several other Pacific nations could weaken Australia's defences against challenges to its planned tobacco packaging laws.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 12:46
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[Dominican Republic] PM - Another opponent joins fight against Australia's tobacco laws

Now the Reuters news agency reports that the Dominican Republic is about to join the complaint.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 14, 2012 19:14
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[USA] WTO Sends US-Indonesia Clove Cigarette Row To Arbitrator ($$)

The World Trade Organization said Friday that it would send to arbitration a dispute concerning potential remedies Indonesia is seeking in retaliation over the U.S. ban on clove cigarettes. Indonesia is seeking to suspend certain tariff concessions it p
Law360
added Aug 26, 2013 19:30
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[Australia] Appeal to WTO may yet deliver Big Tobacco victory ($$)

Two more clashes must be fought and won before it can claim victory, and these battles will be waged on very different terrain.
The Australian (au)
added Aug 17, 2012 13:35
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[Dominican Republic] UPDATE 2-Australia hit with 3rd WTO complaint on tobacco law

The Dominican Republic filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization about Australia's tobacco packaging laws on Wednesday, becoming the third country to challenge regulations strongly opposed by big cigarette manufacturers.
Reuters
added Jul 19, 2012 07:05
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[Africa, Russia, South America/Caribbean] Malawi farmers’ livelihood to go up in smoke as Chile bans public puffing

"We're very concerned with the smoking ban in Chile, in Russia and other countries have also proposed similar bans,” Malawi’s Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) chief executive officer Bruce Munthali told The Nation newspaper. “Tobacco farmers as any othe
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Apr 6, 2013 05:11
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[Indonesia, USA] When trade law meets public health evidence: the World Trade Organization and clove cigarettes

A recent trade dispute between the USA and Indonesia, overseen by the World Trade Organization, challenges piecemeal approaches to tobacco regulation.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 22, 2012 22:26
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