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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] The Dominican Republic challenges Aust plain packaging

The Dominican Republic remains concerned that Australia's measures are not consistent with its WTO obligations regarding intellectual property rights and trade in goods, and it will now carefully consider the next steps in its dispute
Voxy (nz)
added Oct 2, 2012 11:05
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[Australia, Uruguay] As world awaits WTO plain packaging decision, legislation spreads across the globe

decision of a [WTO] panel on Australia’s decision to enforce standardised packaging on tobacco products has been ‘imminent’ for years...harder to see how a comeback is possible – that is, unless the WTO panel delivers an upper-cut...early next year.
World Trademark Review (uk)
added Sep 6, 2016 16:04
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Tobacco control and the World Trade Organization: mapping member states’ positions after the framework convention on tobacco control

during the past decade tobacco firms have been marginalised from the domestic policy-making process in many countries, which has forced them to look for other ways and forums to influence decision-making. Furthermore, the finding that almost all recent op
Tobacco Control
added Nov 20, 2015 16:21
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[USA] US-Indonesia Clove Deal Comes Into Focus As WTO Signs Off

Notifications from the U.S. WTO delegation and the arbitrator in the dispute confirmed that Indonesia had indeed withdrawn its pending motions in the long-running fight. Word of the settlement began to trickle out on Monday, with sources saying the ban o
Law360
added Oct 10, 2014 02:51
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South 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 25, 2014 10:17
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WTO To Consider Five Australia Plain Packaging Disputes Under One Panel

World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body yesterday agreed to establish two more panels in a dispute against Australia’s plain packaging for tobacco products, bringing the total to five. And it was agreed that a single panel will be appointed to st
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added May 8, 2014 09:20
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DTI may demand compensation after Thailand drags feet on WTO tobacco tax ruling

(WTO) tomorrow will discuss Thailand's failure to comply with a ruling that found taxes it slapped on Philippine tobacco exports were unfair. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Adrian S. Cristobal Jr. last week told reporters that the
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Oct 21, 2013 19:42
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[Thailand] Philip Morris Leads Plain Packs Battle in Global Trade Arena

The war between the tobacco industry and anti-smoking forces is heating up as cigarette makers intensify efforts to use treaties to block labeling constraints. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has pressed the U.S. for language that would make it to
Bloomberg News
added Aug 23, 2013 14:46
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