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[Asia-pacific, Australia, USA] Alcohol, junk food next plain packaging targets, lawyer warns

Herbert Smith Freehills 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

[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

[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

[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

[Australia] WTO panel to issue tobacco plain packaging report by November

More countries have asked to be third parties in the proceedings than in the long-running banana war between the EU and a number of Latin American countries. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo this week appointed three panellists to consider the
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added May 7, 2014 21:44

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
added Apr 4, 2014 11:21

[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
added Mar 1, 2014 18:00

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Ocean’s Twelve ($$)

The TPP calls for a controversial investor-state dispute settlement that would, theoretically, allow companies to sue governments if they believed they were being treated unfairly. Australia has argued that this would weaken sovereign power in favour of m
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 23, 2013 00:13

Asia-Pacific trade talks enter final push for deal

Meanwhile, the White House was facing heat this week for a tobacco trade proposal it is making in the TPP talks. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday joined public health advocates in complaining that the proposal was not strong enough to pre
World Bulletin (tr)
added Aug 26, 2013 16:32

[Asia, Malaysia] Group wants tobacco excluded from TPPA

Tobacco must be excluded from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) as it conflicts with Malaysia’s commitment to an international treaty on tobacco control, said Malaysian Women’s Action for Tobacco Control and Health (MyWatch). MyWatch adviser
The Star (my)
added Aug 16, 2013 02:50
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