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[Australia, Hong Kong, Uruguay] The War Against “Plain Packaging”: Big Tobacco's Current Battle

attempting to beat every measure on cigarette packaging they can. The great bogeyman here is that of plain packaging, a measure that has been shown to dramatically reduce the enticements of smoking.
Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) (ca)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:12
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UPDATE 1-Indonesia brings fifth WTO challenge to Australia tobacco laws

Indonesia launched a complaint against Australia's stringent tobacco packaging laws on Friday, becoming the fifth country to raise the restrictions at the World Trade Organization.
Reuters
added Sep 23, 2013 12:17
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Intellectual Property Chapter of Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement, Tobacco, and Public Health (PDF)

This document assesses provisions of the text of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the TPP, leaked on November 13, 20133 ... TPP Partner countries should advance and reach agreement on proposals that promote public health and stem preventable
Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health - CPATH (Thoreau Center for Sustainability)
added Nov 28, 2013 23:52
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[Australia, Uruguay] Treaty Shopping: How Philip-Morris Cherry-Picked Worst Case BITs

a closer look reveals a broad collection of older treaties that do not contain exceptions in modern treaties that could have avoided this situation. As a multinational-enterprise, Philip-Morris has attempted to evade these exceptions by going through sub
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Dec 3, 2012 00:04
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[Asia-pacific] The Marlboro Man to Go Into Hiding in Canada; Country to Adopt Generic Cigarette Packaging

But the threat of litigation does not appear to be deterring Canada’s liberal government. If the recently published Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty is approved and implemented, the tobacco industry might find it more difficult to file legal challen
Corporate Counsel Magazine
added Nov 26, 2015 10:19
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WTO Panel's Preliminary Ruling Favours Dominican Republic in its Challenge to Australia's Plain Packaging Law

the Panel rejected all of Australia`s procedural objections to the Dominican Republic`s claims... They have noted that, nearly two years since Australia`s plain packaging measures took effect, the measures have failed to contribute to reducing smoking in
Yahoo! Finance
added Nov 14, 2014 08:43
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Cuba Challenges Australian Tobacco Rules

Cuba, the world’s dominant producer of fine cigars, has filed a “request for consultations” with Australia, Keith Rockwell, a spokesman for the W.T.O., said from Geneva, where the organization is based. The two nations now have 60 days to reach an agree
New York Times
added May 7, 2013 02:15
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[Hong Kong] Tobacco plain packaging laws: the Australian experience

The Australian Government did not acquire any proprietary benefit from the imposition of the TPP Act on the plaintiffs. Accordingly the constitutional challenge to the TPP Act failed. ...Philip Morris Asia (incorporated in Hong Kong) allegedly only purcha
Mondaq
added Dec 21, 2014 20:12
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Honduras takes on Australia over tobacco plain packaging

The WTO said on Friday that Honduras, one of four countries that say they oppose Australia's legislation on commercial grounds, had requested the formation of a dispute settlement panel to settle the issue. It is the second time that Honduras has made su
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 01:24
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Australia’s WTO plain cigarette packaging case: an update

The case is important because: it will determine the compatibility of the TPPA with Australia’s various international commitments and the interaction of these trade agreements with non-trade agreements such as the FCTC, and this dispute has the potential
Parliament of Australia (au)
added Jul 11, 2014 18:46
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