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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Indonesia joins WTO fight over Australia tobacco law

Indonesia has made a formal request for consultations with Australia on the issue, which under the Geneva-based organisation's rules is the first step towards a full-blown trade dispute. Indonesia is the fifth country to challenge Australia at the WTO ov
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 21, 2013 14:20
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AYMERIC: Legal challenges of any tobacco plain packaging laws bound to fail in New Zealand

Intellectual property1 lawyers like myself are moved to ponder questions such as: does plain packaging amount to a breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act? Is it a compulsory acquisition of property rights ... One thing is clear: the plain packagi
Mondaq
added May 6, 2013 14:09
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[Australia, UK] Emerging threats to public health from regional trade agreements

the ability of governments worldwide to introduce and implement public health policies and laws is increasingly threatened by trade and investment treaties that privilege investors over governments and provide avenues for international corporations to cha
The Lancet (uk)
added Apr 29, 2013 13:33
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[Australia] Big tobacco blows new smoke rings

In which case, WTO appears to be the choice of last resort. Like a well-armed warrior, the tobacco industry could be merely ensuring that it has a second string to its bow.
Down To Earth (DTE) (Society for Environmental Communications) (in)
added Nov 5, 2012 04:11
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] An unseen threat to ‘kretek’, symbol of culture and history

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated that the government will take into account the fate and livelihood of tobacco farmers and workers before deciding on signing the (FCTC). He is mindful of the national interest and export priorities, as well as th
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 31, 2016 04:23
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[Honduras] DISPUTE DS435 Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks, Geographical Indications and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging

On 4 April 2012, Honduras requested consultations with Australia concerning certain Australian laws and regulations that impose trademark restrictions and other plain packaging requirements on tobacco products and packaging.
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Oct 29, 2015 08:34
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills ...is taking on the World Trade Organisation on behalf of British American Tobacco over plain packaging and warning labels on tobacco packaging, has told Fairfax Media that tobacco is often the "canary in the coal mine" for changes
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 27, 2015 10:59
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[Ukraine] LETTER from Health Groups to Members of the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (PDF)

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce harms all American businesses when it fails to recognize the uniqueness of tobacco products that cause death and disease when used as intended and the difference between the harmful behavior of the tobacco industry and America
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2015 16:42
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[Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine] World Trade Organization panel to hear oral arguments on Australia tobacco plain packaging case from June 1-5, 2015

The hearing will take place at WTO in Geneva from 1st to 5th June 2015... There are five complainants that have each brought a claim to WTO: Ukraine, Honduras, Indonesia, Cuba and Dominican Republic. These five cases will be heard together next week. Toba
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 1, 2015 07:57
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[UK] Big tobacco warns on trademarks

representatives from across the globe have written to the govern­ment, arguing that rules mandating plain packaging for cigarettes violates intellectual property rights. “There are ways to regulate effectively in the public interest. Mandating destructio
City A.M. (uk)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:01
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