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CHAPMAN: World Trade Organisation gives Australia’s plain tobacco packs the (draft) thumbs up

Restrictions and regulations on tobacco packaging need to be seen against this background and against the exceptionally deadly and addictive status of tobacco – a product which sees two in three of its long-term users die prematurely. In this, tobacco i
The Conversation (au)
added May 5, 2017 18:18
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] PH asks WTO to force Thailand to comply on cigarette import ruling

The move was prompted by a legal action taken by the Thai government against Philip Morris Thailand which imports cigarettes from its Philippine affiliate. This was viewed by the Philippines as inconsistent with the WTO decision that ruled against Thail
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Feb 3, 2016 14:47
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[Australia] Tobacco Plain Packaging Divides WTO At IP Council Meeting ($$)

The Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which consists of all WTO members, debated the Australian tobacco labeling law at meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. On one side, countries like Indonesia, Cuba
Law360
added Mar 1, 2014 17:55
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Honduras Revives Australian Tobacco Packaging Law Dispute ($$)

The government of Honduras has renewed its fight against Australia’s rules imposing trademark restrictions and other plain packaging requirements on tobacco products and is poised to establish a World Trade Organization panel to hear its arguments, accord
Law360
added Sep 18, 2013 00:51
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[Australia and Oceania, South America/Caribbean] Ukraine, Honduras revive tobacco dispute with Australia at WTO

The move sets the wheels in motion on a legal dispute widely seen as a test case for tobacco control around the world, with health ministries pitted against cigarette firms such as British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Philip Morris and Japan Toba
Reuters
added Sep 14, 2013 08:55
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Thailand dragging feet on WTO order to remove unfair tobacco taxes, DTI says

The Philippines has expressed disappointment over Thailand's failure to comply with the World Trade Organization's (WTO) ruling on the latter's unfair tobacco taxes.
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 30, 2013 05:00
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[Australia, Europe] EU's planned tobacco curbs break WTO rules, Malawi says

The European Union's plans for tough new anti-smoking rules would break international trade rules ... "Malawi is deeply concerned that the EU's proposed Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will significantly restrict trade, and is inconsistent with the EU's
Reuters
added Mar 15, 2013 18:51
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CRONIN: New Europe Europe caves in to Big Tobacco

Over the past few years tobacco lobbyists have been playing a game of "divide and conquer". After they learned that EU health officials were entertaining the idea of plain packaging, the lobbyists turned to staff in the Commission's trade department. Rea
New Europe
added Jan 14, 2013 00:01
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[South Africa] SA heads for trade battles over cigarette law

SOUTH Africa could join countries hauled before the World Trade Organisation for violating international trade agreements if it follows Australia and introduces laws for cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging, a Johannesburg lawyer said on Wednesday.
Business Day (za)
added Dec 20, 2012 02:20
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[Australia] WTO Will Probe US-China Subsidies, Aussie Tobacco Logos ($$)

The World Trade Organization's dispute resolution body launched investigations into two major trade fights Friday, setting up panels to decide the legality of both Australia's strict trademark restrictions on cigarette labeling and
Law360
added Oct 2, 2012 13:21
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