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[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
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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
Reuters
added Apr 4, 2014 11:21
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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
Reuters
added Mar 1, 2014 18:00
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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
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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
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[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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[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
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[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
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[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
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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
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