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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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[Philippines, Thailand] Thai response to WTO tobacco ruling probed

The Philippines is investigating reports that the Thai government has decided to indict executives of Philip Morris (Thailand) for allegedly under-declaring the value of cigarettes imported from the Philippines, as this move will undermine the ruling iss
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Dec 2, 2013 14:31
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Indonesia joins WTO fight over Australia tobacco law

Indonesia on Friday joined a growing battle at the World Trade Organisation over Australia's landmark plain packaging rules for tobacco, the global body said. The WTO said that Indonesia had made a formal request for consultations with Australia on the
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Sep 23, 2013 10:51
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[Australia and Oceania] Australia's plain tobacco packaging law at the WTO

So the underlying interests fighting Australia’s plain packaging law are not developing countries, farmers or workers but the global tobacco industry. Tobacco companies have brought direct and indirect claims against Australia in every tribunal possible,
The Conversation (au)
added May 15, 2013 19:55
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[Honduras, Singapore, Ukraine] Australia defiant on WTO cigarette challenge

Australia said Friday it would "vigorously defend" itself against complaints about its plan for plain cigarette packaging made by Honduras and Ukraine to the World Trade Organization
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 25, 2012 18:32
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[South Africa] S.Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015 - minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 30, 2014 09:38
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[Australia, Malaysia] GILLARD: Tobacco's ugly truth must be uncovered | Julia Gillard

In Australia, 15,000 people die a year due to tobacco use. The fight has not been won yet, but our plain packaging policy works and should be defended ... Free trade equals more jobs and prosperity. Less smoking equals more people alive and healthy. Bot
Malaysia Sun (au)
added Dec 23, 2013 00:03
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Philip Morris International Welcomes Decision by World Bank Tribunal to Hear Treaty Challenge to Uruguay’s Excessive Tobacco Measures

At issue in this case are extreme and unnecessary restrictions imposed on the sale and packaging of tobacco products that conflict with Uruguay’s obligations under the treaty.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Jul 23, 2013 11:56
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[Australia, Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA] MARTIN: Smoke signals: plans of Big Tobacco plain to see

on the question of an outside Investor State Dispute Settlement Mechanism the Howard government stood firm. The Gillard government is standing firm, too. The multinational nature of large Australian corporations means it would effectively be giving them
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Aug 28, 2012 23:50
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[USA] US, Indonesia Stall WTO Clove Cigarette Arbitration ($$)

have requested a suspension to arbitration proceedings in the World Trade Organization in a dispute over the U.S. ban on clove cigarettes, the WTO disclosed Friday. The WTO released a communication from the arbitrator, dated Tuesday, saying it had grante
Law360
added Jul 1, 2014 03:48
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