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Dominican Republic Requests the Establishment of World Trade Organization Panel Over Australian Plain Packaging

Today, the Dominican Republic requested that the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) establish a WTO panel to assess the WTO consistency of Australia's plain packaging measures for tobacco products, which came into effect in Aust
Yahoo! Finance
added Dec 17, 2012 17:43
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[Australia, Ukraine] The WTO battle over plain packaging: what happens next?

Once a panel has been set up – which will be made up of three independent panellists – it has six months in which to report to the parties. One or both parties can appeal, and the appellate body has between two and three months in which to report back.
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added Oct 3, 2012 07:09
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[Australia, Ukraine] WTO set to hear plain packaging dispute

The international lines have been drawn in the battle over Australia’s decision to force tobacco companies to present their products in plain packaging
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine (uk)
added Oct 3, 2012 07:07
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[Australia, Dominican Republic] Plain packaging challenge spreads

The WTO announced overnight that the Dominican Republic, a leading cigar exporter, had joined Honduras and Ukraine in claiming that the plain packaging legislation breached Australia's commitments under global trade rules.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 20, 2012 03:56
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[Australia] THE GLOBAL TOBACCO EPIDEMIC, THE PLAIN PACKAGING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION

This article focuses upon the legal defence of Australia before the WTO Panel...Australia has provided a convincing case that plain packaging of tobacco products is compatible with the TRIPS Agreement 1994 – particularly the clauses relating to the aims a
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Apr 9, 2018 22:20
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KERR: Australia’s warning to Canada: Plain tobacco packages can backfire

Australian customs and police are struggling to control a tobacco black market that has reached record size... “The Australian government finds itself in an embarrassing situation having trumpeted its policy only to find that despite all the rhetoric tha
Financial Post (ca)
added Jun 8, 2016 15:22
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[Australia, Cuba, Dominican Republic] Dispute Settlement Body, Summary of the meeting, 25 April 2014

The Dominican Republic requested for the second time the establishment of a panel to examine this dispute. The Dominican Republic was of the view that Australia’s plain packaging measures failed to have the desired health effects and were detrimental to
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Apr 28, 2014 14:20
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[Australia, Caribbean, Cuba, Honduras, Indonesia, Peru, Ukraine] DISPUTE SETTLEMENT: THE DISPUTES: Tobacco

DS227 Peru — Taxes on Cigarettes (Complainant: Chile) 1 March 2001 / DS434 Australia — Certain Measures Concerning Trademarks and Other Plain Packaging Requirements Applicable to Tobacco Products and Packaging (Complainant: Ukraine) 13 March 2012
World Trade Organization (WTO)
added Oct 29, 2015 08:01
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The Dominican Republic Highlights Impact of Australia's Plain Packaging Legislation

"By stripping our brands and trademarks from packaging, the policy precludes our tobacco producers from differentiating their premium products from competitors in the marketplace, which has been extremely detrimental to our industry," said Dr. Katrina Na
GlobeNewswire
added Dec 1, 2014 18:16
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Press release: The Dominican Republic successfully requests the establishment of a WTO panel to examine the WTO compatibility of Australia’s Plain Packaging Laws

This brings to five the total number of WTO complaints against Australia’s plain packaging measures, as WTO panels have already been established in the past for Ukraine, Honduras, and Indonesia.
Hugin (no)
added Apr 28, 2014 19:05
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