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[USA] DePILLIS: Smoking could kill a billion this century. Obama's trade deal will help.

Now, the U.S. is pushing to help tobacco companies find new customers overseas, by allowing them easier access to developing countries in Asia through a sweeping trade deal that would make it more difficult for companies to pass the kinds of laws that re
Washington Post
added Aug 21, 2013 09:44

[Asia-pacific, Canada, South America/Caribbean, USA] International trade law, plain packaging and tobacco industry political activity: the Trans-Pacific Partnership [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco companies are increasingly turning to trade and investment agreements to challenge measures aimed at reducing tobacco use. This study examines their efforts to influence the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major trade and investment agreement w
Tobacco Control
added Jun 21, 2013 06:26

Thailand commits to comply with WTO ruling on tobacco tax row with Philippines

In 2011, Bangkok lost the tobacco case that Manila lodged before the WTO in behalf of the Philippine unit of cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris. In its ruling, the WTO agreed that Thailand slapped discriminatory taxes on cigarettes imported from the Ph (TV 5) (ph)
added Apr 29, 2013 01:26

[Australia] MILLIKEN: Tobacco takes a soft-power hit

For many countries, “WTO agreements are the only potential legal issue regarding plain packaging.” Regardless of legal outcomes, Australia’s influence has already spread. “Australia’s Nicola Roxon was genuinely impressive in how she pressed forward, des
Inside Story (Institute for Social Research (H53) / Swinburne University of Technology) (au)
added May 16, 2017 15:00

[Indonesia] ATHERTON: As Australia Shows, Plain Packaging For Cigarettes Does Not Work

Simon Chapman. Head of Public Health at New South Wales University, he is the person who has been behind smoking and tobacco restrictions in Australasia and Asia. Not known for his charm, he is viewed to be a socialist, if not a Marxist
added Sep 11, 2016 14:09

[Switzerland] Australia stands up for plain packaging cigarettes

A trade panel in Geneva will today hear the final arguments over the legality of Australia’s world-leading plain packaging laws... The panel has heard arguments all week, including those of the Australian government, which is running a defence so sensiti
The Australian (au)
added Jun 4, 2015 12:51

Australia's plain package tobacco law finally to be tested at WTO

An Australian law forcing cigarette companies to sell their products in plain packets is about to be tested in court, diplomats at the World Trade Organization said on Friday, ending more than two years of procedural delay. Cuba, Ukraine, Indonesia, Hond
added Apr 28, 2014 14:14

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia and Oceania] Indonesia to challenge Australia's plain-packaging tobacco laws at World Trade Organisation

Indonesia has won the right to seek a ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Australia's tobacco plain-packaging laws. Trade sources said the WTO's disputes settlement body had agreed to set up an independent panel of trade and legal experts i
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 26, 2014 17:20


pursue future tobacco control legislation without the input of the European Parliament or citizens of the European Union, which raises regulatory process concerns. It will also authorize EU Member States to adopt their own restrictions (such as eliminati
added Jun 8, 2013 17:25

Plainly Constitutional: The Upholding of Plain Tobacco Packaging by the High Court of Australia (PDF)

While each legal challenge is pursued and decided in its own context and its own way, no challenge to tobacco control measures takes place in isolation, not least because of the FCTC, a global treaty with 176 Parties, each having committed, under interna
McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (FCTC) (au)
added May 19, 2013 14:12
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