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[Australia] Canada: An Update On Plain Packaging For Tobacco Products

It remains to be seen what effect the WTO decision will have on the implementation of tobacco plain packaging. Leaving aside any possible appeal from the decision the scope of further attacks by tobacco companies is becoming limited as a result of this d
Mondaq
added Jul 26, 2018 12:22
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Honduras appeals WTO landmark ruling on Australia's plain tobacco packaging

Honduras has appealed against a WTO ruling won last month by Australia on its “plain” packaging requirements for tobacco, a WTO spokesman said on Friday....The other plaintiffs - Cuba, Dominican Republic and Indonesia - have not yet said whether they pla
Reuters
added Jul 20, 2018 20:32
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] EDITORIAL: Coughing at WTO's ruling

While other health-conscious nations push for tobacco control, Indonesia defends the industry’s interests on the pretext of protecting the 6 million people who make a living from the commodity — an excuse that countries like Thailand have proven to be la
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:21
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[Australia, UK] Editorial: Progress towards a tobacco-free world

Achieving this goal will require a turbo-charged approach that complements FCTC actions with strengthened UN leadership, full engagement of all sectors, and increased investment in tobacco control. The legal success in Australia, together with the positiv
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 15:24
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Indonesia] Govt 'wasted budget' on WTO tobacco packaging dispute, says YLKI

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) has criticized the government for “wasting the state budget” on challenging Australia’s plain tobacco packaging law... Tulus said the WTO decision was foreseeable and accused the government of not supporting int
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 10, 2018 13:10
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WTO Panel Upholds Australia Plain Packaging Policy for Tobacco Products

The dispute ruling itself, issued on Thursday 28 June, numbers nearly 900 pages, and involves one of the most high-profile WTO cases seen in recent years. It has also highlighted the relationship between public health, trade, and intellectual property ri
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development International Environment (ch)
added Jul 5, 2018 21:02
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[Australia] What the WTO decision on plain packaging means for developing countries

While the findings did not come as a surprise, the strong words on health benefits did. And although the decision could face an appeal, legal experts believe this ruling provides developing countries with the confidence that the plain packaging battle is
Devex
added Jul 5, 2018 16:37
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VOON: Inside Views: WTO Panel On Australia’s Tobacco Plain Packaging: A Fact Dependent Analysis Of TRIPS Art 20

The Panel found that special requirements involving significant encumbrance, such as a prohibition on certain types of trademarks, are not per se unjustifiable under Article 20 (para 7.2442). The Panel also rejected the complainants’ suggestion that a Me
Intellectual Property Watch (ch)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:20
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[Australia] Aussie gov't losts almost 30 mln USD in six-year tobacco fight: documents

Costs to defend its world-first plain packaging laws were kept secret from Australian taxpayers, but the documents say the total figure was 38.9 million Australian dollars (28.8 million U.S. dollars). In 2017, the court ordered tobacco giant Philip Morr
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 4, 2018 04:53
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Australia Spent $28M To Defend Philip Morris Case, Sen. Says ($$)

The Australian government incurred approximately $28.6 million in costs defending itself from an ultimately unsuccessful multibillion-dollar arbitration in which Philip Morris challenged the country's plain-packaging legislation for cigarettes, an Austral
Law360
added Jul 3, 2018 08:32
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