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[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

[Indonesia] The American Lawyer Announces Inaugural Global Legal Awards

Global Dispute of the Year: International litigation Winner: Indonesian Clove Cigarettes (WTO) Honoree: Mayer Brown, Indonesian Directorate-General for International Trade Cooperation
Business Wire
added Jul 11, 2013 10:35

[Australia] Latest on procedure and timeframes in PM Asia claim

The arbitral tribunal in the PM Asia v Australia case has now made six procedural orders, which are available on the website of the Permanent Court of Arbitration or through the website of the Australian Attorney-General.
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (FCTC) (au)
added Jan 22, 2013 07:52

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
added Jul 20, 2018 20:32

[Australia] WTO rolls big tobacco

While it is easy to appreciate the health agenda behind the decision, its implications for intellectual property law are more complex...“This is a very tricky situation because it’s a collision between health objectives and IP laws,” Mr Williams said. “
Lawyers Weekly
added May 8, 2017 20:46

Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products: WTO Dispute Settlement Body Allegedly Backs Australia

Requests in the past couple of years by several WTO members to discuss plain packaging in the Council for the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights were not allowed on the grounds that it was the subject of an ongoing WTO
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 5, 2017 18:08

[Australia] SOHLBERG: Plain Packaging and Warning Labels—While the WTO is Examining the Legality of Packaging and Labeling Requirements that Prohibit the Use of Lawfully Registered Trademarks on Tobacco Products, Researchers Promote Their Use on Soft Drinks and Alcoh

Honduras, Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Cuba allege that plain packaging is an unjustifiable encumbrance ...Given the drive researchers of promoting tobacco-like regulation in the food and beverage sector, the industry will need to pay clo
JD Supra, LLC
added Feb 11, 2017 00:41
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